Sunday, 18 October 2020

Time off!

 We looked at next week's forecast, put the bikes in the back of the car and found some different roads for a change..not far, but doing all from home would have added another thirty to the twenty we did, down the Girvan Valley on the middle road and back again on the lower road. The high road is the main A 77 which is to be avoided!

It was good to get out for a change, the first time on the bikes for a week, and the first time Pirate has been off the property..we have a family possibly with covid six doors down from here and a hundred suspected cases in the village...out its population of a little under 4,000. 

A lovely ride partly through beech woods then past fields on return, mostly on quiet roads. Football and snooker on TV has something good to say for itself!!

Pirate was busy this morning, painting next door's fence which will be behind the greenhouse...better than getting paint on the glass!! I am carrying on listing things on "fleabay" hoping for a few more sales. Just getting queries at the moment from people too lazy to read the descriptions!!

Now at last we are watching the highlights of the Giro d'Italia...running 45 minutes late after the snooker final match..

Thursday, 15 October 2020

Planning ahead

 Garlic planted

Foundation for one side of the greenhouse wall laid. ("You've got me on my knees!!")

Apple juice again!

 I would like to find out what varieties these are...but I think I will settle for sort of Bramley and sort of Kidd's orange red!! Probably both seedling trees.

The eating/drying apples are these..

For  Joanne from Cup on the Bus blog...

Apples in some of my work, sitting on some of your work!  I know that it isn't quite using it as intended, but I see it every day in the living room just by the kitchen door. 

Wednesday, 14 October 2020

Sum Dood

 I read this morning on face book that one of our fellow bloggers (although not for a while) died in his sleep on 8 October.

Miles Newman, aka Sum Dood.  I will miss your comments and conversation, your photos on Flickr, your links on fb to good music.

We never met, but we should have. So near.. that's life.

Sunday, 11 October 2020


 Afternoon bike the sun no less!

Just when you try and get clever...and sort the photos in reverse puts them up as you listed them!!

No worries, they are all there.

We went here and there...and even yonder!!

Saturday, 10 October 2020

Autumn sunset

 360 degrees...

Breathtaking and intriguing.

Night all xx

Friday, 9 October 2020


Today's weather started as it meant to go on...rain and hail!
We headed south over the hills
To meet a two who cuts and seasons it...the other who makes things...we passed over some money...

For some six years old elm. Breathtakingly beautiful. I brought a bowl in exchange for the offcut of elm I was given last visit...

But the wood supplier wants a large plate, so he gave me a plank of oak! Now I must get to the back of the storeshed where the box of plates is...and decide what I would like the wood maker to make!

We headed back north for delicious coffee and cake, good art and a warm welcome at the Gallery at Lauriston

 Then Pirate caught the weather window and rode the nearly ten miles to the next big village..and as the bike went back in the car, the rain came down again!!

Home again and the rain had had dusk fell...typical!