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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Friday, 18 January 2013

HAPPY OH! SO HAPPY. (18/01/13)

This morning I was up and bouncing around at daft o’clock. Did a bit of blogging, had breakfast, went for a shower then it was out for a walk. There was not a breath of wind but it was minus the Lord knows what. We wandered down the Firth of Forth. There are purportedly seals, Eider Ducks, and every possible variety of wader. I saw a couple of Common Gulls and three Oyster Catchers.

I didn’t take Bertha. I thought I’d do a reconnaissance before inducing a hernia…..Glad I chose wisely.

As dawn broke and the sun rose we encountered lots of dogs and dog walkers. My two had a wonderful time. I lost one to a lady with three dogs. Discrimination has Molly. The lady was a film star even in boots, baggy trousers, duvet jacket and a really daft woolly hat. I fell head over heels in lust. We wandered her way for a while and I asked very politely if she fancied a pie and pint come lunchtime. She said it sounded a wonderful idea but she doubted her husband would concur. I did feel that I wasn’t thinking of including him in the venture but was discrete enough not to voice my thoughts. A magical lass I could have walked all day with her and in my dreams, spent all night. My eyes have always been bigger than my…….never mind…..I’m talking love not lust.

Back to my humdrum existence. We got back to the van, dumped the dogs inside and ran it up onto the ramps. Fitted the sleeve purchased yesterday and sealed it with Room Temperature Vulcanising stuff (Thanks Trevor). Silicon Shower Sealant it’s known as to we mere mortals, Then wrapped it in a Gun Gum bandage that I got from Halfords yesterday. I needed some Jubilee clips so thought a bit of exhaust bandage wouldn’t go amiss. Belt and braces! The truck is now whisper quiet.

Only two pictures from today……………………………….

IMG_0002_edited-1   This building is wonderful. It only needs a flying buttress or two and it would include the majority of architectural styles.  It’s so awful that it becomes perfect. I have just realised that this building was shot on the tilt. I am having trouble with the new gear. A similar problem that the architect that designed this had. Too many choices.

IMG_0025_edited-1 A Silhouette when faced with mind boggling choices then ignore them and go for the simple option.

It’s only noon. Time for a siesta.

Have a great weekend. We are moving on tomorrow.

 

20 comments:

  1. How could she turn down a pie and pint?
    Not worth it Adrian, yer better off without her.

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  2. The bricks and mortar architecture is a little less complex than other features in life. Having said that though, this is a superb building as the Scottish architects designed some great stuff. The more you study an image of a building, the more it looks wrong. The verticals look acceptable to me ... although the drive and base of the building confuse the issue further.
    Sorry to hear about your van problems, hope it's sorted and keep warm. Look forward to where you are off to next.

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    1. All sorted Jay.
      I hate these hoch potch buildings.

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  3. This tasteless American finds the building fascinating! Maybe one day I'll get there...

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    1. There are many much better than this one. Some have style.

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  4. Just a pint will suit me, but I can't go there, 'cause its snowing. I will drink a glass of Australian wine, um, that's nice.

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  5. Oh dear! Adrian, no wonder you got the big heave-ho!..fancy offering a lady of film star status a...pie and a pint!! She sounded more like a romantic candle lit Italian restaurant and a two bottle Pino Grigio type of lass to me! You must be losing your touch? You'll get nowhere these days unless you splash the cash!!

    Glad the exhaust job went okay.

    I guess the architect was just practising on that building before he went on to bigger and better things!

    Take care on the road tomorrow...[;o)



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    1. Trevor, good job she refused, my next request was that she pay.

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  6. Love the building -- could be Jane Eyre's...even has a tower for the mad wife.

    Have a great day, Carol

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    1. Carol, it is a Victorian monstrosity. There are many really fine buildings.

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  7. Turn down the chance of a free pint !! She must have been "A" list. glad your camper sounds welland good luck with your trip.


    peter

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    1. Peter yes way too classy for me.

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  8. You crammed a lot into one morning! What variety? The only thing missing was song!
    The building? I find these places fascinating. On this one the chimneys? How many chimneys? How many fire places? We don't have old beautiful buildings here so I find them most interesting.

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    1. Red it is crazy. I suspect it doesn't have as many fireplaces as chimneys.

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  9. You did have a busy morning, would have earned your lunch. Surely all those sticky uppy bits on that building can't be chimneys?? I think I prefer the simplicity of the silhouette.

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    1. Pauline, they are chimneys but more for decoration than practicality i suspect.

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  10. There's a lot of, er, architecturally questionable buildings knocking around Scotland.

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    1. Appalling taste had some Victorian Scots.

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