Thursday, 30 September 2010

Lochgilphead and Crinan.

Today we went to Lochgilphead and the Crinan Canal. There are a few shops at Lochgilphead that were of interest to Vicki so while she explored inside the shops me and Tommy explored outside them.

After lunch we went for a walk along the toe path by the Crinan Canal which was enjoyable on a warm afternoon. On returning to the Crinan Basing we watched the boats while sitting outside the café drinking afternoon tea. Me and Tommy fancied a cream cake but Vicki though they were to expensive. Tommy came out ok though cos he looked cute at the lady in the tea rooms and she brought him some ham and a drink of water. I tried looking cute at her too but it didn't work for me.

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Bridge over the canal.

Bridge and cottages on the Crinan Canal.

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Crinan basin.



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Monument at Lochgilphead.



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Lochgilphead main street.



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View from Lochgilphead.



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Wednesday, 29 September 2010

2 old boats.



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Inverarary main street.



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View from Inveraray.



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Inveraray Jail.

Today we have visited In eraray. It has been very wet most of the day but has brightened up now.

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Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Easedale.



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Atlantic Bridge.



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Oban.

Looking from where the ferries to the isles dock.

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Oban.



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Todays view from the cottage.

Today is overcast and grey but not depressing as there is still a certain beauty about it somewhow.

Tiring.

Tommy says that holidays are very tiring cos you have to fetch lots of sticks and do lots of walks and go for drives in the car.

Today we are going to Oban and most likely other places too. I will post some more pics later.

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Monday, 27 September 2010

Going for a swim.

We are now on the eastern side of Loch Lomond which is a good place for doggies to go for a swim. The weather is overcast today but its dry and still so not to bad. We are actually on the route of the West Highland Way which is a walk I did many years ago. Whilst at Luss I was standing out side a shop with Tommy while Vicki had a look round inside and the shop owner came out and invited us in saying he would rather have dogs in the shop than some people, he even gave Tommy a piece of complementary shortbread.

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Loch Lomond.

Today we are taking a dri e round Loch lomond.

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Sunday, 26 September 2010

Minard.

Today we went for a little walk. Tommy managed a few paddles in the loch (lake). Thank you for your comments Sara its nice that you join in our holiday. Here are a couple more pictures take to day from around the village where we are staying.

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Some boats.

Another picture taken during our walk today.

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Saturday, 25 September 2010

We have just arrived.

We have just arrived at the cottage where we are to be staying this week. The picture is of the view we have from the garden Tommy is taking it all in his stride and seems to be enjoying himself.

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Callander.

We just completed the first part of our journey and are stopped at Callander. We have traveled 272 miles from home and the weather is bright and fresh. Vicki has just taken Tommy for a by the river while I have a break then we will take a walk round town.

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Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Veg for the house

Cabbage, Leeks, Onions and Spinach for the shoot at the big house this Friday.

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Sunday, 12 September 2010

Today we were going go and see about getting a new car for Vicki but instead she decided to go to Rotherham show whilst I watched the grand prix. She has just returned from the show with the car expired. Its losing water somewhere but I can see no leaks so I'm concerned going in to the engine and if so the repair won't be a cheap fix. Its quite annoying really.

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Thursday, 9 September 2010

Welcome home.

Its nice to know there is always someone looking forward to you returning home after a long hard day at work.

I love the hint. (Collar)

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Sunday, 5 September 2010

Versitile Blogger.

The Dogs of Greenhill Farm gave me an award the other week which I am very grateful for. The rules of the award are that I share seven things about myself, so here goes.

1) I love dogs, in particular Border Collies.
2) When I was little me and my friend went in to hiding in the fields on hearing my grandmother announce that there were Indians knocking on next doors front door. At the time the only Indians we knew of were the ones from the cowboy films, in this instance the Indians were the Asian kind and doing no worse than selling things from suitcases.
3) Also when I was little I ran away to the woods because my aunt was going to take me to have my hair cut, for some reason I thought it would hurt.
4) When I was aged 10 I didn’t do my homework preferring instead to go and help out on the farm. They had this policy at the time where the teacher read out the answers to questions and the children marked their own homework. I figured out that if he wasn’t going to be looking at my home work book he wouldn’t know what I wrote for answers so I just put anything and when I had to shout out my score at the end of marking I said something realistic and that worked fine until the day he asked to see our books. In those days there was no detention just twelve inch rulers, or a cane if you were really bad.
5) I am easy going but selfish with a streak of determination, I have never worked one day for money and have no time for people who are not prepared to suffer yet have a great admiration for those that do without complaint. Oh yes, and I still cry over the loss of my dog, but only in private, so I guess that makes me a softie too.
6) One day I would like to live somewhere warm and sunny, preferably in a rural location.
7) My favourite meal is fish, chips and mushy peas, my fav hot drink is tea and my fav cold drink is orange juice and Indian tonic water mixed, or if I want something that’s spiced up a little I will add Southern Comfort to it.

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Friday, 3 September 2010

Veg for the shoot.

I've just taken this food over for the shoot lunch tomorrow. Now I'm off home to get my own lunch and post the video that I've been bustin' to post all week. I will be posting that on my main blog the link to which is at the top of this sidebar.

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Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Autumn hours.

Today is the start of my autumn work hours which along with my spring hours are basically my standard times. I work from 8.30 to 5.00 march, april, september, october. Then november to february is an hour less than that time to take account of work load and day light hours so I finish at 4.00 all winter. To make up the 1 hour less all winter I work 1 hour more than my standard time may june july and august. So from now on I will be able to go a walk with Tommy as soon as I get home as dinner won't be ready so that's good.

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