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.
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Saturday, 30 January 2021


 I have suffered two horrible, cold, rainy, foggy days and it never had the good grace to melt the snow. This morning I surfaced to a sprinkling of fresh snow and a starry sky. I fired the car up to de-frost and went back in for a coffee and a slice of toast. Just before eight I set off to do some horseing. The glen road was snowy but with plenty of grip, perfect. The Newburgh road hadn't been gritted and when I got to the A91 that was even worse with icy patches and snow. I called at the Co-Op on my way home and found out why. Apparently the bread lorry or paper van and a Gritter had collided, not a happy day for those two. Details are sparse but gossip is rife. The A91 is still shut to the east of Muchty.

                      This is a Gritter. A Gritter Thunberg.

Here are a couple of snaps from this morning.
An icy bit of the A91.
West Lomond in the mist.
A snowy bit of the same road. There was plenty of grip on the snow but I had to watch for the icy patches. I enjoy driving on roads like this and was thinking that the Highways could just plough when the snow got deep and save money and Gritters by not gritting in the above conditions at all. Rutted ice slows traffic and allows for the use of studded tyres, if they aren't going to work overnight then this seems a sensible solution should we be in for a couple of months of global cooling.

It looks as if we will have another cold night tonight and the forecast is for more of the same. As long as it stays dry I'll be happy. It should be okay as the wind is in the east.

The following video is from Car Share. I was reminded of it a few days ago and thought it worth sharing for those that missed it or had forgotten it. 

Sian Gibson and Peter Kay work brilliantly together. The bloody BBC sold this series to YouTube so you will have to buy it now. As they are financed by us I would have thought it wasn't theirs to sell but what do I know? I suspect they didn't find it diverse enough. I'm baffled as to why, perhaps they don't know what dogging is but I find that hard to believe. No worries, at least they didn't wipe it.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.


  1. Replies
    1. Bob, most likely banned for American consumption. You seem to be shutting down stuff at the moment.

    2. Bob try this link

      This is a third party upload it may not work with you.

    3. If it does work from there with the links.

  2. It did work and I was able to watch about two minutes of it before my system crashed, which it has been doing more and more of lately. Very funny stuff!

    Wanted to let you know that I replied to your lengthy comment on my current post with a lengthy comment of my own. Some people come back to check for replies to their comments and some people don't, and I didn't know which type of person you are, or if I did know I have forgotten. Hence, this note.

    1. It isn't you. That's all I could give you It isn't a crash. Just pop "Car Share + Peter Kay into your browser. You will most likely get it for nowt.

  3. Joe wouldn't know if he'd signed a ban on it or not. He doesn't know what he is signing.

    1. Rachel, I agree but having accepted he's a pervert and an idiot I have decided to move on and let the Yanks sort it.