Was off work last weekend and so we decided to go and join in with a geocaching event. The idea was to walk the Clyde causeway in Glasgow, across to an island in the middle of the water, walk to some of the towers and back again before the tide came in. We had been advised it may be a bit muddy for the start of the actual Clyde part of it and that you may want to wear wellies though they were sure hiking boots should be ok, We decided to take wellies.
So we all met at the car park, wandered through the woods, across the path in the middle of the golf course, down to the side of the river. Here there were a "few small divets" some of them big enough to put a child in. So we got down to the water edge and started walking across the sand. Muddy was an understatement!! But we were told it was only for the first part of the walk so I carried on.
At about a hundred feet into the walk my wellies started to get bogged down. You know what it is like, you stand on one to pull the other out and this makes your second foot sink deeper. So you get the second foot out and the first foot sinks again (you get the picture?). By this time it was taking longer and longer to get unstuck. I was getting no where fast. So I decided I was turning back, a couple of the others in front had decided it was not getting any less boggy and we probably still had ten normal minutes of walking to get to the middle so some others also turned back.
At this point I could get neither wellie out, so I abandoned the wellies and stood in the mud with my socks and went to get my wellies. One came out the other would not budge. Have to say at this point despite the fact this was the first time I had worn them I toyed with the idea of abandoning them, but I needed them to walk the twenty five mins back along stoney roads and through woods,
So at this point OH came to get my welly out, well he pulled and pulled and pulled ( think enormous turnip book) until finally the welly came out.......and OH landed on his bum in the mud, his trousers were covered, his jumper was covered, his hands were covered.
So we walked back to shore,me carrying my wellies, to try and clean up best we could. I helped pull another lassie out as we headed back. That put an end to the day as we could not go anywhere looking like we did.
Turns out the "guide" who was suppose to be guiding us says we were at the wrong bit to cross and the easier bit was further down.
|my wellies and my muddy soggy socks|
Bob is getting use to the chickens, and happily picks them up. They on the other hand are not getting use to Bob and struggle to get away
|Bob and Gerty|
A beautiful afternoon and so Bob and I took Minky and Dinky to the park. Quite difficult to try and get two of them smiling at the same time. You can see his teeth in this pic, he has five through with more on the way, she does not have a single one.
They wave bye bye now if you wave and say bye bye, I think it is cute.
Had to try not to laugh at Minky. He stands confidently next top any piece of furniture and went to touch the remote control that I had put on the coffee table. I do not and will not move anything out of the way of any child. He gets told "ah ah" so he knows not to touch. The other day he turned round with a great big grin on his face and said "ah ah" back to me. To him it is just a noise that he was copying. Wee monkey.
|Dinky and Minky.|
Hunted these out ready to play my part in the history of my country tomorrow.
|a piece of history that is now in the loft|
Fifi was not going to come out with us, she was going to go and play with her friends. But mum has grounded her cos her room in not done. So she had the choice to tidy her room or come stay with us, she chose the latter.
We decided to go blackberry and apple picking. There were hundreds off them up the estate. They are going to come back tomorrow night and do some baking.
We had voted in the morning.
|Fifi up a tree collecting blackberries|
Woke and 4am and went down for a pee ( yes we have a downstairs bathroom) flicked on the tv to see how the results were going. At that point it was 49% yes, 51% no, so I went back to bed but could not sleep so got back up again to watch it unfold on the television.
A lot of interesting conversations going on in the studios in between the results being declared. But come the final vote as you all now know it didn't happen. Have to say I voted yes. For all I am saddened it did not happen I have to say it truly was what the people of Scotland wanted, with just under 90% of eligible voters voting,which is a huge turnout.
Only time will tell if the current government keep any of their promises they made if No actually won. In my opinion anything they do for Scotland they do for each of the countries in the UK, after all we are all still one.
|despite the result the sun still rose over the Scottish flag.|
The girls just love to get out of their coop and run free round the garden, Here they are enjoying a dust bath. The ground here is very dry, we have even had the sprinklers out watering the lawn as it starting to suffer.
|a dust bath|