Sunday, 19 February 2017

The Kelpies

My grandchildren were on half term last week.  We took a trip out to the see The Kelpies, two gigantic sculptures by Andy Scott, which stand 30 metres high, and were sited alongside the M9 in 2013.  I have passed them a few times, and last week finally found an ideal opportunity to go and see them, up close.  We did The Kelpies Tour, which was very worthwhile, and it also gave us the opportunity to go inside one of the horses's heads.  Lots more information about The Kelpies is to be found here and if you are visiting Scotland, don't miss them.  They are rather wonderful.

Saturday, 11 February 2017


There has been a miserable lack of sunshine in recent weeks.  I can't wait for some dazzling blue sky days again.  One of the things I love best about the sun are the shadows it creates.  On a particularly soggy cold Saturday February afternoon, here is a selection of some of the shadows I have seen and enjoyed on sunnier days.

Monday, 30 January 2017

A surprisingly interesting read

In view of the way things have gone so far, with you know who, I recommend reading the book below, before you get too much older.  We live in interesting times, it would seem, and bearing in mind this was written by Daphne du Maurier in 1972, it makes for interesting reading.
Enjoy.  I did, once I was nearing the end and realised that it was all going to be OK!  Quite a sobering read actually, in between the funny bits.

Friday, 20 January 2017

Goings on in Washington DC

I know it's an awfully big event, with brass bands, bodyguards galore, promises, glitz and glamour, and I do like to try and acknowledge significant events on the running wave, but, really, on this occasion I have nothing to say.  At least, nothing anyone is going to want to read.  Sorry!