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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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A Cold Night . . .

A very cold night. At 8.15 am it was 0°C in our porch (double glazed, but no heating) and -5°C on the car thermometer when I cranked the engine into life. Later on, c.10.30 am, in the garage attached to … Continue reading

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A Grand Day Out . . .

The weather forecast said fine and sunny but cold – and it was correct. After defrosting the car we set off for Port William where we had booked at table at “The Clansman” restaurant. The roads were frosty but dry … Continue reading

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A New Year Outing . . .

Garlieston Not having been for an “outing” in recent weeks, the weather being not actually inclement, we took to the road. North westwards along the A75 to Newton Stewart where Sainsbury’s was open and we got a few essentials and … Continue reading

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Windy Hogmanay . . .

Last night we had an amber warning for wind in these parts, damage to houses, debris on roads and so forth. By the time we got up it was a bit breezy but we seem to be intact. However, it … Continue reading

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A Snowy Trip . . .

Had a snowy trip to the new Infirmary today. We got behind a tanker and he bowled along at 45mph splashing the slush out of the way and we were most grateful to him.

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The First Snow of Winter . . .

Snowed on the 8th December and had another less successful go on the 9th too. Bright sunny days in between showers so not much lick for the local sledgers. Bit more depth and longer lasting snow up in the hills … Continue reading

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Mrs. May and her “Nation” – Part the Second

Having has a go at creating a pie chart a day or two ago about the EU Referendum – they didn’t teach this in schools in the early 1950s –  it occurred to me that if one is to talk about … Continue reading

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Things are just like they used to be . . .

One reads a great many criticisms of the the present day rail service, about lateness and over crowding.  Since I have not been on a train for several years I cannot really comment on the truth or otherwise of these … Continue reading

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