Friday, 19 August 2016

red moon

As she rose, she lost the red colour and gradually appeared a brilliant white.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016


sunset from the study, moonrise from our bedroom

car saga...and life goes on...

Today the actual work is being done on the car...and as it hasn't had much tlc in the past, it has been a long haul.   The garage has actually stayed with the job instead of just leaving it until tomorrow...

Fingers crossed....and the Pirate is on the way will need a brake pipe and possibly a brake caliper as well, soon, but all the present work has been done.

Meanwhile we've had a third Summer day in a row (!) and I've had a ride around the local lanes on my bike as well as doing yet more washing.

The Carpenter's wife in in hospital, waiting for an emergency op....cyst, ovary and possibly appendix as well. Not good with a babe due in October.
Wishing they were nearer,but such is life nowadays.

Monday, 15 August 2016

cars-an expensive hobby...

Ours has just had 4 new tyres, rear brakes mended, front brake discs, a track rod end one side and something else suspension related on the other side at the front....£300...and the tow bar fixed on.

At least it should be safe to drive.

Can't live with them,can't live without them at the moment....

Friday, 12 August 2016

we saw some boats...

The Scottish Maritime Museum at Irvine.
We'll be going back again....and starting earlier in the day!

Sunday, 7 August 2016

weekend away to Ross and Cromarty....

A weekend away to a championships that was cancelled due to high winds and rain.
However we did find some roads we hadn't driven over, and went to see Argyll Pottery.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

tractors!!!!....and happy 70th Fergie

 Little Grey Fergies doing all sorts of things. Well it is the Ferguson Grey tractor's 70th birthday this year!

 not just pulling....

and tractors of many hues-

 one from Denmark,originally...

 and one like he learned to drive on....age nine....
 one of the three remaining 1930 Fergies

 and the original tractor...a Clydesdale Horse!

There were all sorts of cars, a few bikes, many stationary engines and implements to follow tractors or horses. All sorts of stalls, food tents and a craft tent.The lorries were in the car park of the mart as it was so muddy.

They included this of just over 130 tank transporters, ten of which the 5 year old Pirate saw lined up ready to go to France in the orchard in Kent where he was born.