In the depths of winter

Long time no speak! We are now in the depths of winter, although thankfully a month after the solstice so the days are a little longer. Unfortunately the weather won’t take the hint for another month or two, so this afternoon is grey, overcast and about 3 degrees. No wind Read more…

Spring is springing!

I am writing this on 20th March, which is apparently the first day of Spring. Must be the vernal equinox tonight, as opposed to the first day of meteorological Spring which was March 1st. Whichever is the “proper” day the evenings are gettingĀ lighter, the daffodils are out and much like Read more…

The train now leaving…

..at 3 pm from Tuesday 12th August to Saturday 16th August at 3 pm is a special for all you rail fans, and not to be missed. Our favourite air traffic controller, Phil Barnes, is reprising his acclaimed performance as Gus Gascoigne, train spotter,Ā in Anorak of Fire. See if you Read more…

Two weeks

I’m back from our holidays and suddenly it’s only 2 weeks (and a little bit) until move in day. Flyers are ready though Of course as well as the pictures I have prepared PDFs for you to download and send to all your friends. I did, and they both loved Read more…

Cool and grey

…but that’s enough about me. It’s past midsummer so that means Fringe rehearsals are in full swing, the summer weather is varying by 10 degrees from sunny & warm to heavy overcast and chilly east wind juist to welcome the tourists to town, the Royal Scots Club is bracing itself Read more…

I can remember…

It’s been a while since I last posted anything, I know. That’s one thing about getting older – time flies past. I’m so old I can remember not being allowed to stay up to watch the first moon landing when my older brother was. He was almost 11, I was Read more…