Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Snow much fun.......

I was working again last weekend.
It went like this -
drove to Stirling Friday evening, weather fine...
woke up Saturday morning, snow......
worked all day Saturday, more snow......
woke up Sunday morning, more snow.....
left Stirling 12.10pm Sunday, had to be pushed out of hotel car park in thick snow, roads horrendous......
got to Dunblane (about 8 miles up the A9), roads even worse......
police closed A9 and diverted all cars into Dunblane 1.20pm.......
managed to slither car into shopping centre car park in Dunblane 1.30pm.....
to Dunblane station to wait for 2.17pm train to Perth......
more than an hour on freezing platform in the snow......
shoehorned onto VERY packed train 3.20pm......
Perth station 4.18pm....
walk half mile home in a foot of snow.......!!!!!!

P.S. finally returned to Dunblane this morning to dig car out and crawl along snowy road home...phew :-)
P.P.S. still a foot of snow all over and it's snowing again.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Adversity

The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.


Ulysses S Grant

Friday, 5 November 2010

Photohunt - Alive

Our resident hen blackbird was feeding two chicks in my garden for most of this summer, then for several days I didn't see either of them, although she was still around. Finally on a sunny morning I spotted her feeding one of them on the grass.

Unfortunately I didn't see the other one again, but at least this one survived.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Autumn in Perth

Yesterday was my first day off in two weeks.
After a long lie (well by my standards anyway) we headed off to the park for a run (5km in 26 mins, not great, but not bad either) and then a wander round to take some piccies in the beautiful autumn sunshine.
It reminded me what a lovely town I live in :-)