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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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Sunday, 20 January 2013

INCLOACATED*. (20/01/13)

I was a little late going out this morning. Last night I found a rack of baby ribs in the freezer. Sell by date was the fourth of this month. They were vacuum packed and the pack hadn’t expanded so I thought in for a penny in for a pound. Popped them in the microwave boiled some potatoes, sliced a tomato and dressed it with balsamic vinegar and enjoyed my evening meal. I think the vinegar must have gone off for this morning I was stuck in the Karzy, I was incloacated. I was in for a tuppence and not a penny or pound.

I had a wander into town. I have seen the forecast and snow is on it’s way. I’m here till Thursday now so thought I’d best pop my positive head on and look on the bright side.

IMG_0003_edited-1   There are no shortage of pubs. This one being the oldest. It was first established in 1664….the coffee came later and No Mark…. I'm not posting a cup.

IMG_0008_edited-1I am sending Mark a tin of toffee tomorrow. I’m sorry about the picture quality. Canon do not have sensor stabilizers like wot Olympus does and I forget to check shutter speed on my non stabilized lenses. Looks like six tins left. Four as Mark has one booked and a friend has decided she would like one. She hesitated, saying. “ Toffee breaks teeth and pulls fillings.” I told her to treat it with respect, suck gently and not chomp on it. She has agreed to give it a whirl….I am having trouble waiting!  That leaves four tins for UK readers. The first four to e-mail an address get a tin. You don’t have to tell me anything about yourselves. I hate having to tell people twelve lies to get a Blog award. If it comes to a tie break then cuddly ladies will get the sweeties. No photo required. Thin, fat….makes no odds to me cuddly is what matters. However ladies if you own a Lotus or Aston then you can forget the cuddle and give me a loan of the car….You can have two tins. I have the right to discriminate with such a valuable prize.

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Two views of the old prison….The sweet shop is just to the left. Behind the road works.

IMG_0031_2_3_tonemapped_edited-1    Another row of cottages for our colonial cousins…..It’s a consolation prize. Your food and nut inspectors would never let quality sweeties in. They would incinerate them to spare you from incloacation. There is always a wheelie bin or two in my snaps.

IMG_0016_7_8_tonemapped_edited-1   This hotel looks warm and welcoming but even though they are offering a Sunday Carvery I will give my delicate tummy a rest today.

Enjoy the week to come.

* INCLOACATED……A great word gleaned once again from the Horologicon. Whilst thinking of books ‘Two Pints’ by Roddy Doyle is a great read for the broad minded.

18 comments:

  1. Quality text and photographs as usual. Keep it up Adrian.

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  2. Trevor, Nothing ought to change I endeavour to keep on being trying..... You don't like toffee?

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  3. Lovely pics of the streets, the tins of toffee and the words, "incloacated"?????

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    1. A brilliant word....sounds a bit posh for stuck on the bog though.

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  4. I knew you'd find something pleasant for us today. Yes, the colonials like the old buildings. If I was there I would stand and just look at the area.

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    1. Red...about time you outed yourself...What's your real name? I feel a bit dafter than usual calling you Red. I may have to start addressing you as Orange or Blue.
      You are a good colonial you were never revolting and throwing tea in harbours pity your southern neighbours were not as restrained.

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  5. HI Adrian..You always have a good read..sometimes I really don't know about you, maybe it's been on the road to much, or that time alone with those dogs..ya you probably need a cuddle hahaha!!
    Lovely photos of the buildings!!
    I'll pass on the toffee I have a dentist bill to pay ; )
    Grace

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    1. Grace, It's hard work staying sane.

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  6. I love those photos! I'm tempted by that toffee but probably don't need any more rich food... it's been very cold here and I've been indulging my craving for melted cheese. Too much.

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    1. JoLynne, it's damp cold here. Just a sprinkling of snow.

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  7. Gosh. Never supped in the Black Bull....not that I can remember anyway. Of course the lack of memory may be for some other reason. It's years since I stayed at the Moffat House Hotel (Moffat used to be a good stopping point on the way North/South). I've been holed up there when the A74 was closed by snow and there was no electricity and therefore no fuel for miles. The Lowlands could/can be a fearsome place for snow in the winter.

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    1. Graham, it can be a wild part of the country. I have yet to sample the Black Bull. Maybe tomorrow.

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  8. Well, this 'cuddly lady' is disappointed that you're not extending your offer to the colonies... :-(
    But thank you for the cottages.

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    1. Katherine, it costs a fortune to post stuff in this country. I dread to think what they would charge for airfreight.

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  9. It costs a fortune here too Adrian. But you are forgiven for not knowing that I am worth it.

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    1. I am sure you are worth it I am less sure that I am.

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  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Mr. A ... please feel better soon, eh? Canadian cuddles, cat :)

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    1. Thanks Cat. I pop by for a daily dose of culture most days.

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