Sunday, 31 May 2009


My last day at work, my last morning driving the tractor. It was the most perfect, gorgeous day.

It would almost have been easier if it had been a crappy day with surly visitors, but no, it was gorgeous weather and the visitors were lovely.

Saturday, 30 May 2009

Heat-wave, or peely-wally Scots turn unpleasant shades of lobster red

On Eaglesham Fair day, wandering back up through the Orry after seeing the fair stuff - glorious weather. By the end of the day a number of people were to be seen wandering around looking more than a little scorched.

Friday, 29 May 2009

Bliss bliss bliss

Sunshine, washing on the line - and silver-sequinned sandshoes (another birthday present).

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Chocks away!

I wandered into the Boy's room and discovered a drawing on his white board - the whole thing is much bigger (there's a big modern passenger plane at the top of the picture) but I love this little bit because of the detail on the biplane. I'm proud of my boy :-D.

Tuesday, 26 May 2009


The pendant was made by my Dad who's just getting back into a bit of silverwork. Isn't it gorgeous? I love it! The background is the knitting needle roll that my beloved got for me.

Monday, 25 May 2009

A humble apology to my legions of fans

*tumbleweed rolls past*

I've got a backlog and will be updating backwards, as and when. Knackered now though and off to bed!

A Baggins birthday

Like Bilbo and Frodo, the Boy and I share a birthday. Evidence of my loot to follow tomorrow, but for today a few highlights of the birthday of our Household Six-Year-Old..

Thoroughly enjoying unwrapping his presents - spoiled rotten? The Boy? Nah..

The MacDonald team in the pits making a few adjustments - attaching the seat in fact!

I'll huff and I'll puff and blow these candles out..

Sunday, 24 May 2009


I had an empty run back down from the farm so stopped to take some photos of the weird clouds - they looked more carved than natural.

Saturday, 23 May 2009

It's a Fair Cop

Just a little thing we picked up for the Boy's birthday. Can't read the 'Warning' sticker? I have thoughtfully provided a close-up:

Not in Aberdeen anyway!

Friday, 22 May 2009

'My want to wear pwetty dwess'

(Yes she really does say 'pwetty dwess' at the moment)

And then she wanted to help Daddy with his motorbike and get oil on the pretty dress, and then she wanted to ride her bike..

Thursday, 21 May 2009


The kids were playing in the garden and brought me daisies.

Monday, 18 May 2009


The porch was a Disaster Zone (earthquake, tornado, alien landings, children..) so I tackled it - not great pictures because the porch is so small, but I'm very pleased with 'after':

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Koru and blue

A lovely day at the farm today, and all the plants were being very photogenic!

Saturday, 16 May 2009

My babies

Ickle carrots. I'm so proud.

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Character - she haz it

I can't remember now what she was so perplexed about, but I like her expression :-).

Wednesday, 13 May 2009


It was a nice day so after school the Boy and I went to the local nature reserve, a raised bog, to take some pictures.

Tuesday, 12 May 2009


On a quick trip to the shop this evening I noticed these delicious colours. On closer inspection the orange car was a rather flat lifeless orange (my least favourite colour) but seen at a distance and with the more golden car and the Morrisons sign in the background, it looked really citrussy and yummy.

Monday, 11 May 2009

Blue skies and fairy cakes

The Boy and I went up to High Point after school again to photograph the sky.

Then went home and made 24 multi-coloured fairy cakes. I wish I'd thought to photograph my hands while they were still luridly stained by the food-colouring.

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Sunday at the park

And this was with the wee camera! Kinda wish I'd had the good one with me too.

Miss Mouse climbing and scrambling at the playground. Who needs a climbing frame when there's a fence to be negotiated?

Friday, 8 May 2009

Something very technical and manly no doubt

Haven't the foggiest!
Something to do with innards of a motorbike.

Thursday, 7 May 2009

The Aardman Smile!

Cheeeeeese Gromit!

It was difficult to choose a picture for today because there loads of the kids playing together, but I don't have all that many of the Boy on his own these days as he's a bit shy of the camera now so I really have to use this one! Natural he ain't :-D.

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Greenness enters my soul again

Got this lot out to have a go at spinning but didn't have the time, so just photographed it instead!

Sunday, 3 May 2009


Today was my cousin Janet's wedding. At a Quaker wedding everybody present signs the certificate. The Reading Quakers include children in this - those who can't write leave a thumbprint or, in the case of babies, a footprint - as Janet's nephew demonstrates :

Friday, 1 May 2009


My beloved's groovy new motorbike goggles arrived - naturally little Miss Mouse felt the need to accessorise with them!
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