Thursday, 31 May 2018

Eglinton Park

The park itself is owned by the local council..the original house is long gone,but the shape of the gardens remains.

After a session on the velodrome in Glasgow, and before seeing friends in Loans, we had a walk around the park near Kilwinning.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

garden sorting

Job started...removing what hadn't survived our three winter blasts,plus the current hot dry spell.

Discussion is ongoing as to where the Fruit Bed will go, but at least there will be a sort of potting up/sort of greenhouse sheltered area soon.

Monday, 28 May 2018

Spring Fling

Lunch with friends in Castle Douglas, rode our bikes to see Hannah and Doug Fitch and family and their pots,and other artists at their location in Spring Fling.  Then onto Kircudbright for more art.
A total of twenty windy,enjoyable miles.

Then more by car today,catching up with friends in Barnbarroch pottery, and a few things in Dumfries.

It has been hot this weekend, in the mid 20s Centigrade, but also windy.  It has made for tiring riding and driving.

Back home again and there is too much to do...everything is still disorganized after wedding and friends and family staying.

There is SO much needing to be,garden,gardening for other people, riding our bikes and thinking of entering events in a months time...and I haven't done any work of my own yet, let alone started to mend the kiln.

I think we're doing too much, yet its difficult to pull back on anything. At least we are trying to limit our garden work to those we enjoy doing and pay well.
But it is still taking time....


and of course,by the seaside, there was ice cream....


 en route from Kent...
 Redland Station,Bristol

 Christmas Steps

 Tebay/Westmorland Motorway services

 and Thornhill hour from home

Monday, 21 May 2018

Romney Marsh

A mainly flat ride,for a the sound of wind, birds and bullfrogs!

Friday, 18 May 2018

more visiting family

No pictures..too busy talking!
Possees yesterday, in the Isle of Thanet and Epps cousins in a place called Thanington Without.  (without, i.e.outside, the walls of Canterbury I presume)

Wednesday, 16 May 2018


Siblings!  A blend of Bichon Frise, Patterdale, Jack Russel, Manchester and who knows what else...terriers!

"Helping" the pirate do a little digging in Nephew's garden.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

more Kent wandering

 a village now with the claypit filled in and thhe brickworks and pottery gone

 looking down from up on the North downs

 Grandacres,where his two brothers were born,before they moved to Hinxhill

 and looking over Romney Marsh from New Barn Hill...rather hazy,unfortunately

and then back to near Ashford