Saturday, 27 July 2013

Bit of a problem

Yesterday, there was the worst thunderstorm that I can ever remember. I was saying 'ohh' at every crash and every flash, both of which seemed to be overhead but the dog curled up in his bed and went to sleep.
Today started with beautiful sunshine and I visited the festival's craft fair and spent time admiring everything and being amazed at the talented people there are.  Then more rain etc this afternoon - I hope this doesn't mean that summer is over.
The only problem now is that tv doesn't have a signal so I'm wondering if that's anything to do with yesterday's storm.  Never mind, I guess that I can survive without it and the family are back home on Tuesday so they will be able to sort things out.
No photos either as the computer refuses to play!
Everything is out to get me!!!  (:

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Rested and relaxed

The days have slipped by in a quiet blur and I have enjoyed the quietness of this place. Add to that of course the glorious summer weather, sunshine, sunshine and more sunshine. I know that in parts of the UK the heat has caused problems but here north of the border, it has been perfect with only a couple of days when it really was too hot to be outside, even in the shade.  Moss has been sensible and found a cool spot each day to snooze away the hours until the family are back home and I have eaten lots and lots of ice lollies!
I have visited the local town (the bus fare gave me a shock as I travel for free when I am at home) but the scenery along the way and the town itself with its nooks and crannies gave me value for money!
I have taken some photos but have still to upload them but I'm sure that I can find something here to brighten the written word.

How about this for the local Primary School?  Looks more like a castle but was built with money left by a local man who went to America, made his fortune and wanted to do something to help the village children have an education.  A good use of his money.


Saturday, 13 July 2013

A quiet moment

Early this morning whilst having a cup of tea, I watched the birds in the garden.  If you look closely you will see two birds enjoying their breakfast.
Watching is very restful and something that I can't do when at home because the birds that used to come into my small garden/yard all seem to have disappeared. A scarcity of birds is a problem in many parts of the UK.

I think that I might take up bird watching whilst I am here north of the border!

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Next week

On Tuesday I will be back north of the border! I am looking forward not only to seeing the family but also a time of complete rest-peace and quiet too. A time just for me!
There may be some photos to liven up the written word because I'm sure that daughter Liz will give me a refresher lesson on how to down load some photos.  I will probably need more than one lesson - so watch this space.