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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.
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Wednesday, 31 July 2013

SPITTING FEATHERS. (31/07/13)

I was up with the sparrows this morning, packing, getting rid of refuse, walking the dogs and preparing the van for the thirty mile run south to Ullapool. I was on top form I checked wheel nuts and engine oil and off we trundled. The run out was in total contrast to the run in. I only had to pull over once and then didn’t have to slow much as the young lass from the campsite blasted past with a cheery ‘TOOT TOOT’. In a flash she was gone. If she keeps driving like that she will be. It’s times like this that I feel old. I wish I still had the Westfield Seven or a big bike.

I hit the metropolis of Ullapool at the crack of eight and entered Tesco. It’s not my favourite shop but it’s the only shop before Inverness. I completed my messages…it means shopping…well, I hope I did.

My son, who spent his early years in the Scottish Borders, still sometimes refers to shopping as messages. He’s getting older now but not old enough to sing the theme to Postman Pat in Gaelic. I wish I could…I know the first line. Postich Pat, Postich Pat. It should have been Padraig Post. I thought Gaelic would be easy to learn but very few speak it. I’ve not given up but I might. If I find a hippy Scottish lass that can not only toss the caber but accommodate one..I might learn the language. There’s nothing better than flirting and pillow talk for lingo learning.

_MG_1048    Loch Broom from Ullapool. I’ve never really liked Ullapool so I split toned this. I now can’t make up my mind. It is very useful, it’s generally friendly. It is a town and not croft re-development. I’m split and so is Loch Broom.

I made the mistake of getting a Telegraph in the shop. These bloody Tories. I was spitting feathers when I read that Lord Howell who is a government adviser on energy decreed that gas fracing… No. There is no ‘K’ in fracing it’s a tch as in frat’ch’ure…..Has no place in the Home Counties and that it should be carried out in the desolate North East. It is being carried out in the desolation of the North West.  He is not only a mealy mouthed Tory Tosser he is also our useless Chancelors father-in-law. So much for Dithery Dave and his promise to weed out corruption and nepotism. Lord Howell is trying his very best with the little brain he was born with to wriggle out of what he decreed. Decree. I ask you? Even old big eared Charlie has learnt not to decree, or to decree once removed. They all want removing.

That’s better the feathers have gone. If it’s nice this evening I’ll do a stop frame movie of the Isle of Lewis docking. I think I sussed the practicalities last night…..time will tell. It’s very Compli’k’ated.

Oh! Beggar! More feathers…Is anyone else having trouble with becoming a Follower on Blogger? I am  refusing to join Google+ but have noticed if a Blogger goes without posting for a while then I can’t follow but have to join a ‘Circle’ and to do that I have to join Google+. Imagine me Twittering all this Krap in two hundred and forty Karacters. Imagine resorting to FaKebook. I Kan’t I swapped ‘Cs’ for a ‘Ks’ for Lord Howell. Total bastard he is. Let them start Fracing the grouse moors and see how popular he is. The ruling classes are so inbred that like the Royals they couldn’t find their bums without a butler, lady in waiting or wing mirrors. Possibly all three.

_MG_1048 copy    I feel better now here is a proper view of Loch Broom.

I’m here tomorrow and then Friday I head off to Loch Ewe.

Have fun and enjoy the rest of your week. If you are a Tory and insensative then may it rain rivers of blue blood.

 

33 comments:

  1. I think I prefer the second version of the lake Adrian.

    As for Lord Howell, the sooner him and the rest of the Tory boys get fracked, the better.

    and I refuse to succumb to Googles G+; I'd rather kick blogging into touch if that is the way forward.

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    1. The first was my expressionism Keith. I wouldn't have posted it if I thought you would be round for a look. Picky fucer you are.
      Good to see you back. There is no 'K' in Fraced. I'm trying to heducate you.I am trying! Very trying.
      Let us have some more pictures soon. See you November if you are still into Whales.

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  2. I am not a Tory. But I am totally demoralised because of this shower. Who voted for them, anyway. They don’t even have a mandate. Spitting feathers? Not enough do, everybody just sits there and believes this crap about ‘we’re all in this together’.

    I’d have thought being up there, away from Toryland, you could keep your blood pressure in acceptable numbers. No, eh?

    Lok out on lochs, skies and hills, instead and stroke the dogs. Perhaps that’ll help.

    Google+ is a pain, there are many bloggers I can no longer access. Okay, so be it.

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    1. Friko, plenty of people voted for them but not enough. I thought we had a first past the post system. Nick Clegg is to blame he seduced the female vote. He needs a good smack.
      Ladies are a bit of a mystery to me. They should have the vote but should not vote for a charmer who has a wife that looks like a UN disaster area.

      Up here is 'Tory Heartland' what with those of 'That Ilk' and Lairds, Illiterate queeny and such like. The free country is being fenced off by the English and Scottish aristocracy faster than you can blink. They are deer fences, I'm old but if you want to wander take bolt croppers.
      Everything has it's day. We Bloggers are old now. It will last another year and then we'll have to drop back to good old letter writing, or better still book writing.
      Do you twitter? Beyond me that is. I have far too much to say.

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  3. It's so beautiful ... nice landscape

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  4. Thank you Michelle. It was mostly ranting today.

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  5. Beautiful Lake. I like the second.
    Good luck, and see if you find that Scottish hippy girl, to learn the language. and flirt with her :)))
    A kiss.

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    1. Cheers Laura. put a good word in for me. I'll need two good words.

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  6. Love your photos .....loved your feathery rant too.


    peter

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  7. Hi Adrian Yes you are ranting on. My suggestion is you buy no more papers!! Scenery is superb. I am sending you an email. It is a bit of fun so do not take it too serious.

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    1. Margaret, yes I am ranting and about to start again. Seen your e-mail. If I have time I'll post your editing tomorrow.In the meantime get blogging, it's not bad for a pastime. Have fun and if you are a bit unwell...Well it's no good coming here for help cos I'm barking mad as well.

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    2. HI Adrian I sent you an email yesterday. did you get it? I do not want you to put them on your post, they re only a bit of fun and experiment for me and for you to look at and say what you think!! Lett me know if you go this email please.

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  8. I'm an ex Google Plusser. Hated it! You have to give it a couple weeks after you leave before your following stops being messed up. Apparently Google can't fix anything immediately.

    Glad you made clear the "ck" thing. I always get confused about that. I'm not however, confused about fracking - I mean about how I feel about it. Awful thing to do.

    The second picture is my favorite although the first one has that "other worldly" look.

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    1. David..it is hard even for public school brits. one is a curly K and one is a Kicking K.
      Google run blogger well they still support it but I suspect if enough numpties join Google plus support will drop to zero.

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  9. 100% spot on with the rant about Lord Snotty twat, I'm sure if he's a proper Lord then he should have an "estate" in proportion to his self worth, I'm also guessing not many people live on his "estate" too such lets start fracing on his estate.
    G+ is an odd one, I've not had many problems following blogs, but saying that I do G+, weird!

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    1. Douglas, he is a proper Lord. He is also a Home Counties masturbater. I have little problem with the aristocracy pleasuring themselves. It's when they pleasure the tarts that follow them I have a problem. They breed as we have just seen.
      What right has Ditheries father-in-law, Lord Sheffield got to alter a rail line. Thatcher, let her rust in pieces, gave them the confidence.
      The daft buggers thought the country was with them. Daft thing is most are. I've come to realise that folk like being well and truly stuffed. Stuffed by crooked bankers, Stuffed by crooked politicians and most of all stuffed by Royalty who I always was taught were there to protect us.
      A bit sad in an otherwise green and pleasant land.

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  10. The loch and hills are beautiful, but the clouds are AWESOME.

    I am from the U.S. of A. and even though I am 72 and 1/3 years old, I say AWESOME like the younger crowd. Maybe it's because I am 72 (and 1/3) years old.

    First time on your blog. Had to come and see what it was like after you insulted me in Yorkshire Pudding's comments. Or maybe "strange" was a compliment.

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    1. This was previously a Plague-free zone. Now The Plague has arrived be afraid Adrian, be very afraid!

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    2. Rhymes with Plague,
      Take no notice of YP. Strange is a compliment.

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  11. I joined Google+ but it's nearly abandoned; FB I cancelled, and also Twitter. I don't know why Blogger would push anyone to join Google+ since they're two different concepts entirely. If anyone knows this please let me know because I don't understand it either. I'm about to delete my Google+ also because it becomes too repetitive.

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    1. Maria, it's a mystery to me but also a nuisance.

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  12. "If you are a Tory and insensative then may it rain rivers of blue blood." I am not a Tory and I am not insensitive (note correct spelling) so therefore may I expect it to rain water? The imaginary Scottish lass would have to have a very big barn in which to accommodate your caber. If not she might need to chop it in half.

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    1. YP, How did that slip past spill chucker..I hope you get a rain free day.
      Pouring here at the moment.

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  13. Okay you have some good fun with the language. There's fraking all over the place here. The ground will be ruined forever.
    You can come here and complain about our Tories. They're much worse than yours.

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    1. Red, I can't believe anyone could be as bad as our lot.

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  14. Splendid rant, Adrian. It's really hard to find a good rant around here. Makes me wish I understood what most of it was about.

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    1. Pauline, it's ages since I had a rant...I feel a whole lot better for it.

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  15. HI Adrian...Well can't say much about your government, we have issues here too thank goodness that what's his name can't run for another term, who knows how he got there in the first place !!
    Always love your rant, I don't always know what to heck you are talking about, but it is entertaining!!

    Google+ what in the world would I want to get into that stuff!!
    My daughter say's it is another Blogger's Facebook, stay away!!

    I have had no problems so far with those who are going around in
    "circles "!!! I will still have you and Keith to follow : )!!
    Love your cleaned up photo's , and your first one is amusing!!
    Grace

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    1. Grace, I suspect he was the lesser of two evils.

      I can't be doing with tweeting, Facebook or Google+.

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  16. I have had to drop the occasional blog I used to follow and comment on when they joined G+ as I refuse to have anything to do with it.

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    1. John, some of them can be followed if you stop following in the Dashboard. Then click ADD then enter the URL. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't.

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    2. John, some will work if you click ADD in the dashboard to add them to your reading list then enter the URL when prompted.

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