Snowballed at 06:39

I want to make it clear I am not talking about cocktails in the wee early hours of the morning!  No I am referring to balls of ice and snow being thrown!

There I was all cosy and asleep when … thud, thwack … I was rudely awakened by a large vehicle hurling a sort of snowball at my bedroom window – I only know what happened because last year one of the buses did it to the lounge window during the day.  So there I was awake and could I get back to sleep? no!

Fuzzy picture – but in the field across the road a pair of hares lay low. Since I saw another hare approach and Mad March Hare activity I presume this is a couple

The snow had doubled in depth overnight and it took a while for it to start clearing.  The first bus form Kirrie had obviously hit delays since it was almost 40 minutes late when it returned for it’s second run to Dundee.

I couldn’t get on majorly fast this morning because I was expecting the delivery of dog food and last time they came I had to answer the door in a state of undress so I wasn’t repeating the experience.  It was the same lovely couple and she had biscuits to treat the boys.

We did eventually get organised and out for our walk – which was very enjoyable with both boys behaving.  Just before I set off though I had a phone call from the bank about my complaint – which they still have not resolved.  I will keep the details private just now because it will be getting referred to the Ombudsman but suffice to say I think P from my bank is now under no illusion that I am not tolerant of repeated incompetence!

After the dogs got settled back in I went for a wee walk with the camera; a chap stopped and asked me for directions and as he drove off I got snowballed again – this time by the hedge I was walking beside!  I walked up through the cemetery and onto the hill.  The newer part of the cemetery had had the paths cleared but the older part hadn’t and it was quite testing walking.

Kirriemuir Cemetery towards the SidlawsSnowy Windfarm

My walk took me inside the wall and treeline that climbs up from the middle right edge of the photo in a curve up to just by that tall single tree


So from Mad March Hares to giant snowballs it has been quite a day – the snow was well melted by teatime but of course if it snows again overnight it could become my personal Ground Hog Day!


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I have an interest in how interior design and adapting a home to support living independently for longer can be complementary. The blog Life Long Design is part of an holistic plan for establishing a social enterprise which will offer the people of Tayside opportunities to explore Telecare and the wider scope of assistive technologies. Enabling individuals to make more informed and responsible choices in the care and support they need in their independent living. I am also keen to see public transport more widely adopted and sustainable rural bus services in particular supported. The Blog Travels with a Megarider shares my journey to find serenity in my life as I make that transition form employment to social entrepreneur. One of my methods in increasing serenity is to travel as many miles as I can on a fixed price bus ticket and explore my own local places of interest. Places that I used to go past and had never stopped to look at; places of peace and tranquility; places where I have had some wonderful conversations with complete strangers. I would like to share with you a response to when I described that one paragraph in an e-mail made it sound simple: "Believe me, Cathy, it does not sound simple. You are taking on an incredible challenge for all the right reasons. It is ambitious and admirable - the sort of project that can change lives, including yours." He is right it is ambitious but when did we every achieve anything by settling for the status quo and ignoring what doesn't work for people? So I would welcome your company from time to time on this journey either simply as a reader or if you are brave enough adding your own thoughts to the comments as you feel moved.

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