We spotted this rather large fungi whilst out for a walk.
|stood nearly 2 ft tall|
I told them if they lined up and smiled for me I would pop them on my blog, so here they are. We went out goecaching and these girls came over to see us. Found a couple we had failed to find on a previous occasion we were out, Experience certainly made them easier.
|the ladies are famous now|
Today was Fifi's first day at secondary school. So after school we went round to see her. Surprisingly she was not in. So instead I helped bath the twins. He was clean ten minutes before this picture was taken.
|a cheeky face|
also got this wee bit of video, how cute is this? and you can't hep but laugh along with her!
Was our visit day to son No1. As usual we did some geocaching while we were in the area. Found this piece of history in Sauchie that we would not have found had we not been caching.
This is a fantastic beam-engine house built in 1865 to pump water from Devon Colliery, of the Alloa Coal Company. The area was first mined in the 1840s and the last mined in the 1950s.
Devon Colliery closed and was razed to the ground many years ago. Only the beam engine house survives. It is a tall, rectangular building of high quality, with a hipped slate roof. The back wall has a large arched opening, partly timbered, through which worked the cast-iron beam of a Cornish pumping engine, built by Neilson and Co, Glasgow in 1865. The pumping engine was used to drain the mine shaft but only the beam and part of the pump-rod are all that survive of the engine.
|a beam engine house in Sauchie|
With the children being back at school they were available to stay over night. We did a few bits and pieces, went and played in the park, took A with us (but didn't have a camera). Over the last few weeks I have been picking up the card packs in Morrison's and so we played a few games of cards.
With Fifi being at secondary school now she needs to be up a lot earlier. She got herself up at 6.30am, to get showered etc before she left here at 7.45 to catch the bus to school. A big difference this year from previous years. The village school has approx two hundred children where every child knows every other, and now she is in the largest secondary school in Ayr. She is liking it so far and is looking forward to the after school activities starting.
It is a fairly new school with amazing facilities.
|wish she would tie her hair up|
Here are the latest additions to the family. Have been wanting chickens since we moved in here last year, and today was the day. They currently are in temporary housing as their new coop is not being delivered until Wednesday, but if we didnt take them today it would be sixteen weeks until we could get more.