No overtime so an evening walk round the fishery instead. Notice a huge difference in how early it is getting dark now and the sun was beginning to set.
|sunset at the fishery|
An evening walk round the fishery again. Lots and lots of ducks there. Apparently they are brought in to over winter and grow fat ready for hunting next season. They have grouse shoots down there as well at times.
|lots of ducks at the fishery|
From one duck to another. This one is down the woods. Not really sure in a tree is a natural place for a duck but this one seems to be quite happy.
|a duck up a tree|
Fozia was in Scotland on holiday and was heading to Falkirk to see some of the attractions. So I decided to meet up with her and say hi.
Had to chuckle the girls were more interested in Dixie dog than they were the Kelpies to be honest. Was lovely to put a voice to a face. You can read about my day and what else we did here.
|Fozia and I at Kelpies|
A wet miserable start to the day. We had planned on going caching again but decided against it. Instead we waited until the afternoon and went and picked just over 5lb of blackberries and 1.5 lb of what I thought were blackcurrants but having seen somebody else sharing elderberries I realise I was wrong in my thinking.
I bought some pears and reduced price bananas and cooked them up in with the berries we pick and split them into portions that I can add to my breakfast. Less than £2 to buy the fruit and has made enough to add to my breakfast for four or five weeks as well as four other portions without banana to make crumble with.
Went and met up with my friend Samantha at a community street clean, we collected four bags between us two and about 30 bags in all.
DD2, SIL2, Ziggy and Jack the dog were due to come down for the weekend to see the Air show. But SIL had to much work to catch up with so we just got DD2 and Ziggy for the weekend. I am off on holiday this weekend and next so time to see them is nice.
We went down to the woods for tonight's walk.
Ziggy had cereal for her supper and finished off the milk.
|waste not want not|
A fund raising day in the local bowling club on behalf of a wee boy called Saul. He has a just giving page where it explains how his parents are trying to raise enough money to get him to America for an operation that just might help him walk and lead a more normal life. There was an opportunity for the children to handle various animals and the older children were rotating them round so they got to hold all the animals that they wanted to.
We went along and supported the cause.shame the weather was not kind to them.
|Mia brushes the guinea pig|