Thursday, 25 December 2008

Christmas has Arrived 1

I was hoping to be writing this a couple of hours ago but Santa's been, Turkeys ready for the oven, the boys are sleeping...........eventually. Hope everyone has a wonderful time.

Merry Christmas

Sunday, 21 December 2008

Christmas is coming 3

Iced the Christmas Cake today, it must be 15 years since I last made royal icing! All things considered it looks ok and the boys liked using the leftover icing to decorate the biscuits. I think a bath will be required soon. Going to make more mince pies and try not to eat them all. Thought it might have been a good day to go and take photo's of waves but the last torrential downpour has made my mind up.

Monday, 15 December 2008

Christmas is coming 2

Decorations are up! Christmas cake is soaking up the Brandy, and the mince pies......well the 1st batch were very good. I don't have much evidence to back that up as I ate 10 out of 12! Have heard that the Turkey is now very worried about the future, but he should be happy because the cranberry sauce taste's lovely. Only 10 more sleeps to go according to our eldest and I have a feeling they are going to be shorter every night.

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Christmas is coming 1

It's been decided on higher authority than mine that today's the day the Christmas decorations go up! I don't have the patience for it all, the furniture shifting and left a bit, right a bit hassle to make sure everything is even etc. I love the look of the house when its all done and it really means Christmas is coming. How long the tree will stay up could be interesting, our youngest has started climbing and might just see the tree as his next Everest! In past years i have been able to escape using work as excuse, but this year I can't so I'm going to retreat to the kitchen and bake mince pies and the Christmas cake.

Saturday, 29 November 2008

Stromness Wanderings

Had a good day yesterday, Doc has told me to try walking to clear my head, so I took the bus to Stromness and walked from the pierhead to the golf club and back again. Had a wonder around the Pier Arts Centre but I'll leave my thoughts on that till I've been back again.

The light was very good yesterday and there was at least two other folk wondering around taking pictures.

Above is a few of shots from yesterday, not fiddled with yet just as they are so far.............

Friday, 28 November 2008

Not so poor cat

Cats getting better, eating again and claimed hie seat on the sofa back!

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Poor Cat

Cats not eating, even bought a fancy tin of sheba but he only ate half!

Might need a visit to the vet if he doesn't improve tomorrow.

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Missed photo's

Head is really sore today, when i eventually surfaced and it looked like it was a nice bright day, but by the time i got organised it had turned to rain! Hopefully my head will be a bit better by the time the snow comes.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

No entry

Nothing much happening, got a couple of new filters for my camera but its not been weather to get out and play with them. Or when it has been weather i've not been feeling well :-(.

Did venture doon the toon this morning to try and take photo's of the chaos around the new bus station (refuse to call it travel centre, but thats another blog lol) and the one way signs. Was dissapointed though as the boring council have put up barriers to stop folk going the wrong way!

Going to try and tart up the blog over the next few days and add some links and things if my head allows.

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Early Starts

The advantage of early starts was empty roads and views like this
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I used to have to start really early in the morning and sometimes it was really cold LOL
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Birds and coffee

Stopped at a little cafe just outside aviemore for a coffee and these birds seemed tame but any noise and they flew away. The owner of the cafe encourages the birds with food and they seemed very eccentric (the owners) but nice coffee !
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More tree's
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Macro tree bark

This took a while to get right, I was playing with the macro settings on the camera.
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Sunday, 9 November 2008

Quite a nice photo, taken on holiday this year, near Aviemore. Its nice to be able to take photo's of trees, don't get much chance here in Orkney
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Fireworks 4

This one has turned out a bit weird, I am going to have to start noting the buttons i am pressing so that I can repeat the effects LOL
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Fireworks 3

Guess what direction the wind was blowing. I liked this photo because of the intensity of flames it almost looks like an oil well fire.
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Saturday, 8 November 2008


Just cropped this one so far, quite like the colours on the water....a work in progress
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Firework Photo's

1st of my arty farty firework photo's. I forgot the tripod, my fingers were frozen and didn't get many good shots. So i am going to play around with picassa etc and see what i can make of them.
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Not been very well lately, and because of all the drugs the doc has been giving me i can't sleep! I was lying in bed all sorts of weird and wonderful thoughts and ramblings running through my head and i had a brainwave. Believe me they have been few and far between recently, but i thought why not stop getting more and more frustrated and update my blog.

That was at 2am its now 4.30am...

Still wide awake still looking for all those thoughts.

Going to publish this blog now and then go and try and count the number of blogs out there with the title insomnia and the tags 'thoughts', 'ramblings', 'can't sleep'

That should get me back to sleep