I missed an opportunity today – I should have taken my kite with me … sigh!
However in all other respects but one – it was a good day. The one respect that was not good happened just as I set off – the dogs well settled in their beds. I boarded the first bus of the day and asked for my ticket. The driver is comparatively new and it took him twice of not being willing to look for my ticket before he asked for training – so I know that he knows how to do it. Today I added a level of complexity because I needed a connecting service, as I did a few weeks ago when I made a similar journey one evening.
He very briefly considered my request and said he didn’t think he could do it. I advised he could and I had bought the same ticket within the past few weeks. I was told to sit down to save him the bother (such charm!) Read More…
So today should have been receiving my order of dog food … it started badly – I slept about 4 hours between traffic queues and then drifted back off after another 4 hours of revving engines only to find when I came to I had missed the Postie – so the packet s/he was delivering will have to wait until Tuesday. I also had an e-mail awaiting from my Neighbour and I am genuinely pleased that they got to sleep last night having got the generator relocated.
I had breakfast – it was a struggle to be honest – and with the tracking on the dog food order still saying the parcel was in Nuneaton I e-mailed Amazon to enquire. I did get a reply to confirm it would now not be delivered until Tuesday! So the dogs and I set off for a mooch during which Pup met his beasts again and Dog coped very well with a rather vocal and full on Gordon Setter. Then I went to Forfar and walked right round the Loch taking photos as I went:
I am actually going to add most of this post tomorrow – having got up just after 6 this morning I am falling asleep where I sit and have been soaked to the skin twice so looking forward to getting a cosy sleep.
It has been a good day with lots to reflect on. I feel re-energised though, not least from the power of these stormy seas …
We had a slow start this morning … a sleepy daughter had to be prised from her bed by which time we had done the dog walk and three breakfasts. The plan was to take both dogs on the bus to a beach and then collect some groceries courtesy of a M&S gift voucher that was sent to me.
We caught the bus I intended and it was busier than I remember it being so we were limited in where we could sit with the dogs. It was a lovely ‘dog friendly’ driver but there were other passengers looking uncomfortable with Dog’s squeaking so I decided we would disembark in Forfar and go to the Loch for a walk. Read More…
How was 2012 for each of you? Of course I know some of the answers from those who are friends as well as readers – but if you are a reader who I haven’t yet ‘met’ I hope you might like to share your 2012.
I thought I would revisit my 2012 using quotes and photographs – but I have split this into two posts so that the gallery of photographs stands alone:
Before I started this blog I had earlier in the year spent some time taking pictures of:
However, in parallel with the demolition of redundant bits of Dundee, my serenity was almost zero … stress was demolishing me
So I started a journey to find the serenity that was missing in my life using Stagecoach East Scotland Megarider tickets and my Camera and lots of walking. Plus when it was windy enough taking along my kites.
Along the way I have been collecting quotes on my Pinterest Boards which you can visit if you wish here and making designs at MyDeco and of course sharing my photographs.
Although my bus travel is at a standstill just now I have anew energy dragging me along in life … young Pup has come to be a companion to getting older Dog and me.
And my camera has not had such a workout since it was new with my current challenge being taking good moon pictures when the biggest digital zoom I can get is 300mm and my tripod is out of commission.
Tomorrow I will share with you my hopes and dreams for 2013 but tonight I will close my 2012 blog with the last sunset of 2012 and the Moon tonight:
The gallery post will follow in just a moment … Happy New year to you all and may 2013 bring you the love of family and friends, prosperity and good health.