Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Windermere 19

Underfloor heating and big tellies.

Mrs Peden

21.8.1920 – 12.10.2019 Died aged 99. Always very kind to me, Coca-cola after games at Goldenacre for me and Ian C. Socks for Xmas. Pictured here with Martin and Kathryn P.


Not so bad. La Favorita, mahjongg, freesias. Bus pass annoyingly lost, unhelpful cow at McDonald Road. Sorted eventually hooray.


Thursday, 3 October 2019


Visited Tom P. at his new house in Earlston. Downsized by 10%. With Ian C.

Sunday, 22 September 2019

London Trip

17th – 21st September With FoNGS, Riverside Architecture and good Helene Schjerfbeck exhibition at the RA. Inns of Court, Greenwich Naval College, Queen’s House, Chiswick House, Syon House, Marble Hill House, Orléans House, Westminster Abbey, Banqueting House, Dover House, Burlington House, National Gallery.
Pics: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmHdgXhA

Friday, 6 September 2019

Riley, Tarantino

Excellent exhibition at the RSA, Bridget Riley retrospective, and super film “Once Upon A Time… In  Hollywood". Masterpieces . Film with BW.

Friday, 16 August 2019

Thursday, 8 August 2019


Martyn and Kathryn, Jane and Derrick came for supper 6.8.19. One was quite a messy eater.

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Hashmagundy Ltd

Painted the sun-baked window frame, in contrast to the inner woodwork which I won’t be doing.

Friday, 12 July 2019


Got the 67 for the first ( and probably last) time yesterday

Tuesday, 2 July 2019


Dug out the old cocktail shaker. Polished up a treat so I mixed myself a mean Margarita

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Low Emission Zone

I e-mailed Edinburgh Council thus:


I went to the consultation exercise today at the Leith Asda, and I noticed on the plans that the Eastern edge of the City Centre zone boundary has been distorted to allow access to St Andrew’s House, and the Scottish Parliament building without crossing the line.

I think the boundary should be altered and moved Eastwards; that way the Ministers and Civil Servants would be setting a good example, not a bad, unfair, self- entitled example.

No wonder people are cynical.

which, of course will achieve nothing at all.

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Wednesday, 1 May 2019


Visited Floors Castle yesterday, very impressive parterre garden.

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Empty Tartine

Met Dale Garbutt last night; originally planned to go to the Vaults but they were on a ticket-only exhibition evening so went to Café Tartine, which was empty.

Tuesday, 26 March 2019


The time has come to replace the old 1950’s chintz lampshade. Had to be quite firm about it.

Wednesday, 20 March 2019


Can I send photos with Open Live Writer yet?
No is the answer, still have to go through Blogger.

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Big Bus

Dentist on Tuesday, got on one of the new big buses, reminiscent of buses of yore with the middle door exit.

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Winter Sunday

The beginning of February brought a little snow...

...so I did a jigsaw.

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Friday, 4 January 2019

Tenth Night


Christmas stuff down early. Hyacinths to cheer the place up, and an Amaryllis on the go.