Enough

Thank you ALL for responding so generously over the past couple of days. It’s been fun for me, and I hope not TOO boring for you. I’ve got a few ‘action items’ from it, least of all the comment form order thingy, but mostly I’m just happy that YOU seem quite happy coming here. Putting aside the “I do this for me” ethic of blogging there is an amount of satisfaction to be taken from “doing it for others”… and I’ll leave that statement dangling for you to add your own double entendre. ~ A quick word of thanks to Lyle who has, again, helped me with a small coding issue for the new “post of the week” site. I’m …

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Weekender

A stop/start weekend. Saturday saw us heading into Hamilton for some more supplies for Louise, a quick jaunt out to MacArthur Glen shopping outlet (more supplies for Louise) and then racing through to Dumbarton in an effort to beat the traffic that was sure to build up for the Cup Final on… um… Sunday. Thankfully my parents had also thought the Cup Final was on Saturday so I was glad it wasn’t just me… or I was slightly disturbed that I’ve started thinking a little TOO much like my parents… jury is still out on that one. We caught up with my sister-in-law in the evening. She’s recently decided to put her university course on hold and it was good …

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Monday Morning Ramble

A whizz through the weekend, if you will. Saturday, shopping in the smir, haar, or whatever kind of rain it was (it was the misty kind that you don’t really notice until you are soaked through). Saturday night, a pleasant suprise, we were attending a 40th Birthday party of a friend, one of those “we’d better go for a while” nights, and were happy to be there when the birthday ‘boy’ announced that he and his girlfriend were now man and wife. Hurrah! They had kept it secret from almost all of their family too. A wonderful night ensued. Sunday, working in the garden. Slightly sunburnt. Tried to catch some more of the Commonwealth Games, and noted that BBC’s interactive …

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Weather or not

Every Friday I take a few moments of my day to contemplate what we will be doing over the weekend. As we live in Scotland I have to temper every possibility with a fallback. We could go and visit Chatelherault Country Park, or I could finish wiring up the under unit lights in the kitchen. We could head through to Edinburgh and catch the atmosphere of the Festival, or we could attempt to clear some junk from the attic. We could even stay home and tackle clearing out the back of the garage, and a couple of other gardening type tasks, or we could stay in, read books (picked up another Ellroy yesterday), and watch the closing days of the …

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Pondering

What a weird day. Weird in that not much has happened, so I’ve got very little to say. As for links, well it’d only be stuff about the news over the weekend, and two events from the Commonwealth Games that caught my eye (the marathon runner who, as he won the race, didn’t realise he was finished and did another lap of the track, and the long jump athlete who didn’t qualify for the final and barely made it into the pit). I’m updating the Visit page at the moment, so if you have any clever ideas let me know. That’s all for now.

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