Back on the wagon and back on with the boots

We had rather fallen from the diet wagon in recent weeks but today saw me whipping up a quick 500 calories in the form of grilled salmon with pesto, accompanied by a huge pile of veggies dressed with garlic and lemon and a very few tiddly new potatoes. We’ll try to stick to it and I shall find ways of managing to keep on the straight and narrow when we are away in Brunhilde.

I might have mounted  the treadmill but the sun was shining. I checked the forecast and the Met Office told me that there was a better than 95% chance of my keeping dry. Hey ho – on with the boots, tripod in rucksack and camera about neck.

Today is of course Derelict Thursday over at Blipfoto and inspired by friedaquilter there, I headed off to Cross Kirk.

I blipped the Sleeping Angel but I think this one is my favourite
I blipped the Sleeping Angel but I think this one is my favourite

I came home with 85 images all told, not all from the kirkyard, and found it difficult to choose between these two for my daily Blip. The angel won.

Sleeping Angel
Sleeping Angel

I did not stay long nor did I slip onto Backaskaill beach – these two are the venue this month for our photowalking group and I should like to leave some things uncaptured for then. Here’s a few that I did bring home today

Two Snails was updated yesterday with details and photos from last weekend on the big island.

I’m still unpacking the van and I am still doing the laundry – both tasks seem endless. I suppose gallivanting with the camera for two hours is necessarily going to slow those processes down. Well. I know what I would prefer to be doing with my time.

Friedaquilter has a blog for her local kirkyard. I’m wondering if that would be a fun project for me to tackle.

Recently, at the: Crooked House



It’s a reasonable day today and thus we have the back doors standing open. This means that Chloé can come and go as she pleases (she refuses to use the cat flaps and expects us to give her ingress and egress via the sitting room window). We were taking a coffee break in between sorting out the van, when we heard a strange Chloé-type noise. I did not like it. I wondered if she hadContinue readingThanks!

Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

It has been a busy day, not much time for anything. We walked the dog this morning but I took no photographs until I decided to take a few potshots in the village on our way back.

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

There and back again

We took Dusty for a walk after lunch, packing him in his backpack carrier until we were off the campsite. He had his jacket on and we attached him to a leash initially. We let him lead us and he took off from the reservoir road and into some waste land. It looked like a… Continue reading There and back again

It’s always the same

Up and at ’em this morning. We planned to walk out to town via the blue route and return by the yellow. Blue route turned out to be a terrifying descent into the bottom of the valley, with no doubt a terrifying climb up into town thereafter. It was absolutely fabulous out there in the… Continue reading It’s always the same

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