Thursday, 29 April 2010
Wednesday, 28 April 2010
Tuesday, 27 April 2010
Thursday, 22 April 2010
Tass was the only real casualty--it had clawed her nose.
From now on............Beware of Large Cats!
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
There was a fairly big class as this was a qualifying heat for the Junior Handling Finals to be held later in the year at Richmond Championship show, so competition was fierce.. As usual the abilities varied from almost complete beginner to real little "professional". Some of the latter could show us older exhibitors a thing or two about how to handle and show our dogs!
Sometimes we see a very small person trying to handle a large breed of dog which would much rather be at the ringside with "mum" and usually succeeds!
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
It hasn't erupted in a very, very, very long time.................but then this unpronouncable volcano in Iceland has lain dormant for 200 years!
Monday, 19 April 2010
Little Maisie was Best Toy Puppy at Ross & Cromarty, where, also, Swallow was Best Toy,(judge Mrs Jan Rual) and old Spencer was Best Vintage in Show, (judge Mr Gordon Rual).
At Perth Open Show yesterday Maisie was again Best Toy Puppy and Mo this time was Best Toy. Judge was Mr M House for Breed classes and Mr R Sansom for the Group. As it was the 125th anniversary show there were beautiful crystal glasses presented to all the Group winners along with their rosette.
Saturday, 17 April 2010
All I was looking for was a tin of Brasso...you know, the stuff you use to clean your brass ornaments. I have quite a few, most having come to me after the death of my mother who used to clean the brass once a month. This fell into abeyance once they came to live with me as I am not an avid polisher or cleaner. This morning, on a rare dusting spree, I noticed all the brass was looking just a tiny bit sad and feeling unusually energetic I set about collecting dusters and .........darn it, the Brasso was finished. As the village shop was shut I drove to the neighbouring village/small town. The little supermarket had none on the shelf. I asked the lady behind the till if they stocked it. "Oh, no, nothing like that," she said,raising her eyebrows and sucking in a sharp breath. What had I asked for...heroin??? I then tried two small general stores then the chemist, all to no avail, but, the chemist' s assistant told me to try the "Wee Bakery"!!
And that is where I found it............Well, blow me!
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
Monday, 12 April 2010
This is Loch Leven, with Bishop Hill in the background, and is the biggest shallow water loch in Lowland Scotland and was famed for its fishing with major international fishing competitions being held here. Loch Leven pink fleshed trout were world famous. Sadly, the fishing declined when the fish stock was depleted by algal bloom,caused by too much phosphorus being washed into the water from the surrounding area. Much has been done to improve the quality of the water and fish stocks have improved.
A swan investigating "his world"!
A pair of geese.