I live in a camper van with a West Highland Terrier for company.
My passion is creating images 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

Tuesday 28 November 2017


This is just a quick post wishing both Graham and Keith the very best for the future. 


Wishing you strength and a happy outcome.

Thursday 16 November 2017


I decided to walk round by the Alpacas and get some more pictures. It was a little dark and dismal but they posed for me.

They are a small Lama like camelid. These seem sociable and don't spit or at least they haven't spat at me yet.
I have nothing much to report so will leave you with a joke.

A husband and wife who worked for the circus went to an adoption agency. The social workers there raised doubts about their suitability.

The couple then produced photos of their 50-foot motor home, which was clean and well maintained and equipped with a beautiful nursery.

The social workers then raised concerns about the education a child would receive while in the couple's care.

"We've arranged for a full-time tutor who will teach the child all the usual subjects along with French, Mandarin, and computer skills.

Then the social workers expressed concern about a child being raised in a circus environment.

"Our nanny will be a certified expert in paediatric care, welfare, and diet."

The social workers were finally satisfied.They asked, "What age child are you hoping to adopt?"

"It doesn't really matter ... as long as the kid fits in the cannon."

Friday 10 November 2017


Not just Alpacas and not at dawn. I decided to have a play with NIK filters. These used to be expensive but are now free from Google. I quite like this old camera effect and the pre-set results can be stacked but it is as well to duplicate the original first as most filters don't seem to be reversible or adjustable once you confirm the setting. I had comments a few years ago from people having trouble loading these filters. It isn't straightforward but if you have loaded stuff in pre-App days then it is relatively easy. If the demand is there I can do a tutorial with screen grabs.
Alpacas and Sheep.
I'll pop up soon and get some close ups, the large ones are a bit flighty and the small brown one though sociable does try and box with it's front feet, naughty Alpaca. I'll have to tie the dogs up as otherwise things get chaotic. I'll have to find a dog lead first.
There are about thirty and all are friendly. The young ones do chase the dogs occasionally but the dogs can dodge.
Highland Ponies.
These keep their own council and are friendly if one can get close enough, I'll have to take an apple or two.

That's all for today, have fun.

Saturday 4 November 2017


Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Komrade Korbyn and his ilk are Socialists. Socialism has never worked and doesn't work today. Look at Venezuela they have the largest maybe second largest oil reserves in the world and folk are starving. Not the leaders, they have become Capitalists and demagogues. Hitler was a Socialist as was Stalin and his one time mentor Lenin. That worked out well for all the tribes in Germany and the USSR. Socialism works for a while but for it to keep on working the human spirit has to be crushed and those that fail re-education exterminated. It's a blame game and too horrible to contemplate. Jeremy is not a bad man, he is a wealthy opportunist who will swear allegiance to Britain whilst doing his best to ruin it by imposing his beliefs. His riposte is that he would impose socialism differently. Pol Pot, Che Guevara and most of the rest including Mao thought the same, they were wrong and for the most part wealthy. Forget envy you of a sinister persuasion. Look at what you can do and not at the wealth of others. Folk can be led whilst hungry but as soon as they have food, are warm, can read and write they will start thinking for themselves. It is human nature. Why do the followers of the Corbyn cult think the result would be different. It wouldn't. He's mad but amusing with it. I used to vote and spent many an entertaining hour at the hustings evaluating the candidates, a floating voter I was. I stopped voting when I found that without exception they would promise the world and deliver nowt. To be honest my selections rarely got the chance.

Locally in Kinross they are building hundreds of nice new houses. They are also building a new middle school. It isn't finished and neither are many of the houses but it is already too small. Who did the planning? Who are they accountable to? The quick fix is to double shift the school, that's what a business would do. It is shut for a third of the year and only works nine till three for five days out of seven when it's open. Imagine a private enterprise trying to finance a factory on that basis. One would be laughed at and ridiculed. Rightly so.

Brexit is unlikely to happen; there are far too many establishment noses in the trough for them to honour a democratic vote. Germany will be ruined again if it does. Where is the logic in having the EU? We have an elected advisory council and the unelected fat cats who actually make the law. 
No, no entiendo, ne comprends pas, verstehe nicht. It is way beyond my comprehension as well. I know we would be better off messing things up as a sovereign state. I do feel sorry for many inhabitants of sub Saharan Africa. Not sorry enough for them to come here and commit murder on a grand scale. They can either behave or be sent back to starve. It's global warming that is causing the exodus from Africa. Germany still generates over 40% of it's electricity with coal. Dirty polluting Germans. This is where our power comes from on a Saturday afternoon.
If anyone is interested then go to British Grid. It is a great big page which is self explanatory. Much easier to understand than the machinations of the EU. For the Greens CCGT is a natural gas powered station. They first use the compressed gas to power a generator then burn the gas to provide super heated steam to drive another very complicated turbine to drive another generator. Pretty nifty bit of kit. Wind is doing well today but is a real eyesore, it only works with wind speeds of between 10 and 50mph. Often it sits being a big rotary wishing wheel, costs a fortune but what the hell it's green.

Why are the Green Party not involved in the sordid sexual scandals whizzing round the other parties? I am reliably informed that they did investigate the matter but without there being a subsidy for rent boys or girls nor even for shagging each other....... They decided it wasn't for them.

Have fun. Work hard. We all have to work to provide a safety net for those less competent or industrious.

Thursday 2 November 2017


Six months ago I purchased a new pair of work boots from the on-line retailer we all know and love. I try to make a point of buying British but I don't carry this to excess. I shop in Aldi, Lidl occasionally big supermarkets for stuff the former don't stock. I buy French cheese etc. Now these boots were made in Northampton and advertised with leather uppers and a waterproof sole and welt. At £30.00p I considered them a bargain. 
They are uncomfortable and absolute rubbish, I couldn't bear to throw them out but last week when trench foot became a persistent problem I ventured into Hogg's. Hogg's manufacture boots here in Fife but one has to be careful; prices can be in excess of £200.00p per pair. That would be too expensive for me even if I only had one leg or learn't to hop everywhere. I got a beautiful pair of new boots. They are comfortable, leather, have a special lining to stop my feet stinking, steel toe caps and a steel shank in the sole.

I ought to have taken their portrait prior to wearing them but I have given them a clean and so far not spattered them with weld, angle grinder sparks, diesel or hydraulic oil. The muck is mostly a mixture of Type1 and pig shit. £60.00p for the pair so I'm happy and have dry feet.
The leaves are falling at long last, it's a grand sunny day and all is well with the world.

Have a good Guy Fawkes night. Pity we can't find a replacement. Blowing up the swamp that is Westminster is long overdue.
Have fun.