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eilidhsd
07 May 2016 @ 09:48 pm

Picked up a 1965/1966 Film Review annual at an antiques fair in Edinburgh today, mainly for this entry. WASP was quickly swatted!

 
 
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eilidhsd
10 December 2015 @ 08:34 pm
More public art on the way back from dinner tonight:



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eilidhsd
07 December 2015 @ 03:50 pm


Here is a poster advertising the Museum of Communism in Prague. It is above McDonald's.
 
 
eilidhsd
19 November 2015 @ 11:19 pm
I've just realised what this is. On the face of it, it is a child's puzzle; but I have just recognised the same pattern under the desk here, and realised it is actually grown-up training.

If you learned it properly you could sort out the wires for the keyboard, the mouse, the screen, the router, the computer gubbins, the scanner, the speakers, the desk lamp, the Skype camera, the mobile phone connections, the digital camera, and the wee machine that puts the tape recordings of Mr McCallum reading into digital files - most of which have two sets of wires.

Of course, the illustration does not reflect all the challenges - for example, I want a speaker on either side of the desk. And it does not show a demented human being in the middle of it all.
BUT IT DOES EXPLAIN WHY THREE MONTHS AFTER THE HOUSE WAS REWIRED MY PRINTER IS STILL NOT CONNECTED UP IN ANY WAY THAT WILL LET IT WORK.

I obviously did not do enough of these puzzles as a child. (And no, I have no idea who Mordecai and Rigby are.)

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eilidhsd
29 October 2015 @ 08:18 am


This was the view from my bedroom window this morning. You can't hear the wind howling in the still photo.
I put on my digging thermals to go down for breakfast, and here's the view on my return:


The mist is closing in. But the room is huge and cosy. It is 8.20am, and I may go back to bed for the day.
 
 
eilidhsd
28 October 2015 @ 06:23 pm


Things have been a bit fraught these last weeks so yesterday I went online and booked me a hotel in Skye.
Here is the bridge, but I wasn't walking over it today. Muncle gym star has become a toad, and the weather was appalling. I was driving up through grey murk so solid that I could not tell what was spray coming up from the road, and what was downpour from the wet fog hanging over the world.

It was bad. But I am in the hotel room now, heading for a bath, and then I am not moving from the bed until morning.

And at least I can still do that drive!
 
 
eilidhsd
18 October 2015 @ 04:42 pm
I'm watching the rugby on the radio with the sound off. I can't cope with it any other way.
 
 
eilidhsd
13 August 2015 @ 12:09 am


Got this yesterday, and I love it. Suspect it was the view from the holiday cottage window a century or two ago. Photo does not do it justice, but it is old and nailed into its frame, so it can't go in the scanner.
Yeah, I know; supposed to be clearing out the clutter and I buy more junk. (Sigh)

Worldly goods still in storage and we're awaiting the Return of the Decorators. Dog a bit better.
Been outside standing like an idiot watching the stars for the Perseid meteor shower; nothing moving and too cold to stay out, so have given up on shooting stars again. The glories of life just pass me by!!
 
 
eilidhsd
15 May 2015 @ 05:07 pm
Bumped into a couple of compatriots in Central Park this morning:





Spent the day between the park and the Met Museum, appreciating the finest art:

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eilidhsd
15 May 2015 @ 09:06 am
Rats in the mix!!!!!! New York way of highlighting non-Union labour use?

I'm taking these two guys home with me!


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eilidhsd
13 May 2015 @ 05:43 pm


A busy day - everywhere from the Statue of Liberty to the 9-11 memorial pools.

It was a pre-booked bus tour - And it turned out that we were the only two passengers. But the guide valiantly went through his entire spiel anyway.

But it was the flatiron building that tickled me most. How did someone design this??? It takes my breath away.
 
 
eilidhsd
01 May 2015 @ 08:38 am
And I need to scrape the ice off the windscreen

 
 
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eilidhsd
15 March 2015 @ 11:04 pm
Getting this message:

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Edited to add: Sorted, thanks to Elmey.
 
 
eilidhsd
04 February 2015 @ 05:32 pm
I just looked out the window there and thought: Wow!!!!
It was -12C here this morning, but a bit milder just now although probably still below freezing.

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eilidhsd
16 November 2014 @ 06:26 pm
Andy Murray v Novak Djokovic !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*Swoons

Unbelievable! There will be no work done here now!
 
 
eilidhsd
19 September 2014 @ 08:06 pm
Here be fun: Elmey's Mother of Invention project for the Mood-Y MFU 50 challenge, with a wee bit from me. Please admire my double amphibrach; but over there, not over here.

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eilidhsd
19 September 2014 @ 05:10 am
Breathing again.
 
 
eilidhsd
The Times today has special readers offers on courses:

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Yes, I can just see me sitting all winter stuffing squirrels in this brave new world. The price must include your first squirrel. WTF!
I can't see that attracting new readers somehow.
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eilidhsd
06 May 2014 @ 08:22 pm
teagone

You'll have had your tea by now; and, hopefully, some cake as well. Hope your day has been a good one!
 
 
eilidhsd
23 March 2014 @ 04:17 pm
Mainly for Svet, so she will realise that I am not in the least jealous of her flowers. I have flowers too. Here are the only flowers in my back garden today.

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The white stuff is not snow; it is hail, which is what we get just now, along with sub-zero temperatures.
(Having trouble posting pics today.)

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eilidhsd
11 March 2014 @ 07:35 pm
Thick frost this morning - we're still in winter; but tonight my world was full of colour!!!!!!

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eilidhsd
16 November 2013 @ 09:01 am
Snapped this right outside the bedroom window just now:

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(Yes, I know; when things settle down I'm getting a man with a chainsaw so I can see more than trees from the bedroom window. Daylight. That used to be good. Nature just takes over when you're not paying attention.)
 
 
eilidhsd
29 July 2013 @ 11:03 pm
I was on ebay still browsing for a navy blue fascinator for the wedding and somehow won a wig instead:

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And I'm ridiculously giggly about it. It is new and less than half the RRP because it did not match the hair of the woman who bought it. Will it match mine? I don't know. But I have so little hair that I don't think it will matter.
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eilidhsd
26 July 2013 @ 10:25 am
Yesterday morning my shopping Sister-in-law took me to Glasgow, where the girls casually and sweetly accepted the outfit I had bought in Edinburgh on Monday and refunded the money.
I resisted the potential replacement frocks my Sister-in-law then tried to sell me, without admitting I was now intending to wear a turquoise thing bought in Appleby eight years ago. But on the way out...in the shoe department:

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I've tried the chiropodist - or podiatrist as we now have to call her - this morning as I think the big toe on my left foot may need amputated.
Have never had anything like these before. I just sit staring at them in awe.
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eilidhsd
23 July 2013 @ 09:48 am
In Embra yesterday I spent a fortune grabbing an outfit for a big wedding we're supposed to be going to next month, and now it is home I don't like it.
It is the wrong colour, wrong size and wrong shape. My sister-in-law says it can go back. But, if it goes back, I have nothing to wear. But I don't like it.
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