Author Archives: Decadenona

Cold, Sunny, Windy, Liveable . . .

Another cold day made to feel colder by a strong, gusty easterly wind. Bits of strato cumulus speed along but there is more blue sky than cloud. Snow flakes bounce about in the air but fortunately don’t seem to either … Continue reading

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Snow and Council Tax . . .

In The Cobbler of Preston 1716, Christopher Bullock wrote : “Tis impossible to be sure of any thing but Death and Taxes”, so says Wikipedia and other on line references . . . Well, here, it is, the modern version : ” ‘Tis impossible … Continue reading

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A Monument to the Past . . .

Viaduct in the middle of nowhere . . . The old line to Stranraer from the West Coast main line where it passed over the Big Water of Fleet. Standing and looking at it I could not but help reflect … Continue reading

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Auchencairn Bay

Nothing very special here, just some pleasant views that we came across a month or so ago, between Auchencairn and Balcary . . . Almorness Point   Woodland on Torr Point   The hills at the head of the Bay.

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Pub Grub . . .

They certainly feed you well in these parts . . . Fish and chips at The Mariner, Kippford.     Here’s to the next time . . .

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The State We’re In . . .

“It does not contain any requirement for the UK Government to implement the results of the referendum, nor set a time limit by which a vote to leave the EU should be implemented. Instead, this is a type of referendum … Continue reading

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You just don’t know what to expect . . .

Some time ago – last April to be exact – our Dentist found a coloured patch in the roof of my mouth and referred me to the local hospital for it to be examined. The hospital in question, Darlington Memorial … Continue reading

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Rabbiting On . . .

On a grey, wet, cold day we set off for a Sunday lunch out. Mad, or what ? We booked a table at The Clachan Inn the night before in a fit of enthusiasm, but rather regretted it come the … Continue reading

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The NHS comes up trumps again . . .

Off to the erstwhile Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, now renamed the Mountainhall Treatment Centre, for a visit to the Audiology Department brought about by our move to Scotland.  The first thing we noticed was that there were plenty of … Continue reading

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Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud . . .

After a somewhat unproductive trip to Dalbeattie to check up on the arrival or non-arrival of a dining set we took ourselves off to Kippford and checked on the pubs there. The Anchor appeared to be closed, but the Mariner … Continue reading

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