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Sunset from Oban —

It’s a bit special —

Nice one – thanks Helen 👍
 
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Posted by on July 26, 2022 in out and about

 

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Snip n Tuck —

Had the preliminary inspection for the eyelid job about six weeks ago and was told to expect some bruising and two black eyes to go away with —

Well I had the op eight hours ago and if you think I’m bad – you should see the other guy 😏
 
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Posted by on July 21, 2022 in out and about

 

Bath Time —

for Loki —

His first in five years —
and as you can see he pretended to hate every minute of it —
But – In fact – once he became accustomed to the idea he loved it —

Especially the mad gallop around the garden to dry off afterwards 😁

 
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Posted by on July 21, 2022 in out and about

 

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Droopy Eyelids?

no more – and no pics till they have healed but I’m pleased to say my eighty years old drooping bottom eyelids which have been causing me problems other than cosmetic have been snipped and tucked back into their correct position today.

A bit like forming an expansion chamber for a racing two-stroke exhaust – the process involves snipping a ‘V’ out of the bottom lid – pulling the ‘V’ closed and stitching it together.

The ends of the dissolving gut emerge either side of the bridge of the nose where they are tied off and the whole job is carried out under a local anaesthetic – takes half-an-hour and could be done in your lunch break.

Cheers – Don 🤠👍

 
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Posted by on July 21, 2022 in out and about

 

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Moonshadow —

A harmless little ditty by Cat Stevens isn’t going to start any wars —

and it’s the name chosen by Helen for her latest work – a peaceful scene from a pleasant late evening spent on the Scottish east coast this otherwise turbulent summer —

 
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Posted by on July 20, 2022 in out and about

 

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Just Waiting —

for my prescription to be made up ..

and with the Melville Bar just round the corner from the chemist – I found it impossible to say ‘no’ to a swift shandy on a 25 degree day like this – 🤠
 
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Posted by on July 18, 2022 in out and about

 

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Keeping Cool at Comrie Croft —

We live just a couple of miles down the road from the popular mountain biking centre – Comrie Croft …

With the large shaded decked area under its new tin roof now complete …
and the open sides allowing a welcome breeze plus a clear view across Strathearn —
what better place to go for a coffee mid-morning while the nation sweats out the heatwave —
 
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Posted by on July 18, 2022 in out and about

 

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Glen Quaich did the Trick —

and it wasn’t too far in these days of austerity —

a sneaky shot from the south-east – then a nice ride along the lochside —
before parking on the bank by the second hairpin —
for a shot down the valley —
while I waited for some suffering cyclists to pech their way to the top of the hill —
No pechin for me while I’ve got the X-ADV
A quick shot through the trees into Kenmore as I scamper down the other side of the hill —
another looking west along Loch Tay —
and a shot of the hielan sojer sweltering in his full regalia —
beside the bridge in Aberfeldy had me back over the hill and home before the temp became too hot for comfort 😎
 
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Posted by on July 16, 2022 in out and about

 

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Bursitis —

Just another ailment to contend with —

This is my right knee which has been giving me gip for the past seven years as I put off having a knee replacement op —
I wasn’t too bothered with the recent severe swelling and extra pain but when the skin started flaking off I had visions of leprosy and fortunately managed to get a diagnosis from the doc 🧐

He said no worries – it was only bursitis and the flaking skin was a sign that it was getting better —

Yehh! I’ll take that and still enjoy my X-ADV750 to reach those far off places for the foreseeable future 👍

 
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Posted by on July 16, 2022 in out and about

 

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Grace Bros —

could have been made in Dundee —

If this sign Helen spotted on a wall is anything to go by – John Inman & Co ‘are you being served’ – might just be round the next corner – 🤠
 
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Posted by on July 14, 2022 in out and about

 

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