Tuesday, 27 November 2007

Mum's Picture.





Good evening all, I hope you're all okay and had a good weekend, sorry for not posting last night but Vicki and Jo went somewhere to give a flower demo so I have my mate David over for the night, we had a beer and watched TV, real tiring it was too! I can't give any temps tonight as the battery on my thermometer needs replacing. I can tell you that over the weekend it did get down to minus 3 at one point which is pretty cold for us here.

Tonights picture from Scotland is taken near to Loch Tulla, we went for a run over there on the Sunday.

A couple of months ago I was visiting Merle when noticed a couple of pics she had posted, if you want to take a look for yourself go visit her blog and then look up the Sunday, 9th September, 2007 and you should see the pics I'm referring too. The thing is when I saw them they reminded me of the picture below which my mum has on her bedroom wall. I don't know what you think.





The other picture is of the Christmas tree ornament that I told you about bought in Calendar when we were there on holiday. See Monday, 19 November 2007.


I will be getting off now as my dinner is nearly ready.
Bob.

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Callander Main Street.



Low Temp: 4C
Shady High: 8C
Sunnyshine High: 8C

Weather: Another cold damp day, it came on to rain around 4pm.

Good evening everyone, how are you all today? Kimmie tells me that they have snow falling in CT so what the heck am I complaining about, it makes us look like we are having a heat wave LOL! Kimmie also made a good point about the rat poison, its obviously something you have to be very careful with whether you have pets or not because there is a chance that other animals might get to it. Its not something I like to use and wouldn’t do if they stayed away from the potting shed and greenhouses but you don’t really want them around where you have to work, especially as I take the veg in to the potting shed and also make myself a cuppa. Anyway to set your mind at rest I only put the poison out at night when the potting shed is locked up, during the day I lift it and lock it away in the chemical cupboard.

Tonight’s picture is of Callander high street, I know its not very inspiring and I promise there is much better to come but I’m showing them in order so as not to make things too confusing – when you get old you don’t want anything that resembles confusing. Anyway I wasn’t going to show this pic but I though you never know maybe the likes of lets say
Merle or Jim might like to see what Callander high street looks like on a Saturday morning so here it is, this is the last picture from Callander because from here we drove round to Loch Lomond which is near to where our cottage was situated. Before leaving we both decided we needed to go to the toilets. I know, its not something you generally want to hear about but the funny thing was that when we got there you needed to put a 20 pence coin in the machine to get in to the toilets and guess what? Neither of us had a 20 pence coin! Luckily there was an attendant there so were able to get some change from him. Life is just one big adventure isn’t it.

Frankie @ Veg Plot has made a couple of comments one being that I shouldn’t have told you all I was going away or you might have come and burgled me – please, don’t waste your time as I took everything worth having with me on holiday. Besides you’d be lucky to get past lord Dastardley and his merry men. As for the comment about missing the snow we did actually see some on the mountains and it was snowing one night when returning to the cottage.

Thanks for all your comments and best wishes while we were away, it was very kind of you all.
Bob.

Monday, 19 November 2007

I'm Back.




LOW TEMP:
HIGH TEMP: 5C
SUN HIGH: 5C

WEATHER – A very dull, damp and cold day. Occassional rain.


Hello everyone, I can’t say that I’m glad to be back but I can say with all honesty that its good to be able to have a chat with you all again. We had a great time on holiday and I thought about you all lots so took plenty of pics for you to look at. I thought rather than bore you all with a load of pics all at once I would show you one or two each day at the start of the page, I hope that’s okay.

One of the first things we noticed when we got to Callander was how friendly the Scots are, we did already know this from when we lived there and is one reason why we keep on returning but after living here for two years and only having people speak when they want something it was a real pleasure to have people come up to you in the street or shop and just start talking like you were their neighbour or something.

Tonight’s picture is of the river and parking area in the small town of Callander. We arrived there at 9:00 am after a 4 hour drive, I parked up facing the river and took a little nap while Vicki took the dogs a walk. I don’t do much driving at home so I did it all on holiday to give Vicki a bit of a break from it. After a rest and a bite to eat we went a walk around town, Vicki was delighted to see that a Christmas shop has opened up, it was just jam packed with all manner of Christmas decorations, we wanted buy one for our tree but it was a devil of a job trying to decide which to buy. Whilst in there a lady came up to us and started telling us how there is this one department store is looking to hire a Santa for over the Christmas period but they won’t set anyone on that is over weight! I know, it beggars belief doesn’t it but that’s what she said – who ever saw a slim Santa – I think if people keep on getting dafter the way they are dogs will end up being smarter than people.

This afternoon I turned a couple of the compost heaps and then raked up some leaves that had gathered by the conservatory. There are lots of leave to collect up now after being away for a week. I think someone has been tipping them in the garden while I was away!

Well I’m going to go and get my dinner now, its always a good sign when I can hear Vicki bangin’ around in the kitchen.
Bob.

Friday, 9 November 2007

On Vacation - YIPPEE!!!!!

See y'all in a week or so.
Bob.

Monday, 5 November 2007

Unfair Cop.

Hello everyone, how are you doing today? As always I’m real pleased you could find time to pop on over and have a chat with me. Only four more days now before we leave for our holiday in Scotland, I think that will be very good as I am feeling emotionally drained at the moment.

Vicki was telling me tonight about this woman who comes in to the shop. She likes to do a good job on her garden but because of the situation with rubbish collection these days people are dumping their rubbish on her garden, not sure why they are picking on her unless it’s the same old story where some people don’t like to see someone doing a good job but anyway she keeps on phoning for the council to come and fetch the rubbish. Anyway this weekend there was a load more rubbish dumped on her garden and she was so fed up with it that she collected it up and went and put it on the edge of some waste ground across the road ready for the council to pick up and just as she was doing it this of duty policeman came by and saw her and came over and started on her as though she was the one dumping it. He went and read her, her rights and all that stuff and they were sending someone round to see her today! She was really upset about it all. Isn’t it just typical that the police are never around when the real culprits are doing the dumping.

Today I’ve been doing some more painting on the conservatory. I just have a couple more hours work on it then that’s all done that I’m going to be doing for now. I’ve done all the sides so there is the roof to do and also the bit inside the derelict part but there isn’t too much point in doing that until they decide what they are going to do with it, it either wants doing up or pulling down because as it is its neither use nor ornament.

I don’t know if any of you grow brassicas but if you do and you also have pigeons around it might be worth your while protecting them with some netting because as there becomes less food around your Brassicas will start to look like a very tasty meal to those critters.

Well I’m going to finish now as I want to download some music tracks from my computer to my phone, I had to have another cell phone the other week as I went and got water in my other one, it was only a few rain drops but it seems to have been enough to ruin it unless it’s just a coincidence and it just broke. Anyway I’m just going to put some music on to the new one as I sometimes like something to listen too when I’m doing something like painting or pricking out.

Y’all take care then.
Bob.

Saturday, 3 November 2007

The Lost & Found.

Hello everyone, I'm a bit late tonight so I won't keep you long. I cleaned, polished and checked the car over in rediness for our holidays which start next weekend. It might seem like like I'm getting in front of myself but with it being virtually dark by the time I finish work I won't have time again before we go. Vicki has to work Saturdays in the shop and Fallon was away playing hockey, she plays in goal and is very good at it apparently, Her team won 3-1 today so anyway there was just me and the dogs home all day so I thought it a good time to get a few jobs done.

When I moved my desk around the other week I didn't bother to plug my memory card reader in as I have a new little gadget for reading my cards so I put the old one away but then today I wanted to put some music on to the memory card in my little hand held computer and I then remembered that I needed the old card reader for that card as its a different sort of card. Well could I find the darn card reader, could I heck as like. I tore the store room apart, I tore my computer room apart, then I went back and tore the store room apart some more but the darn thing was playing hide and seek right and proper. I mean, I wasn't that desperate to do the music today but the more I couldn't find the card reader the more determined I was to find it. Eventually I remembered that I put some of the computer stuff I didn't use in a seperate container so I went and took a look and there it was. Of cousre by then Vicki was home so I still never got the music downloaded yet so I think thats a job for tomorrow.

Bob.