Thursday, September 24, 2015

Friday, September 18, 2015

West Street, Berwick

Yesterday I was taking pictures of a pile of old toilets and bathtubs when a very old, very stylish woman stopped to chuckle at me and say, "Is that something interesting to photograph?"

Please note that she would have had to walk up that hill to do her shopping...

I think I know who I want to be when I grow up.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

No Ordin'ry Day

What I want to remember about today is that on my way to the garden centre for firewood and kindling...

 ...I was required to stop at the Mount Pleasant Farm intersection, where all roads were closed to traffic, and people were standing on the verges...

Because, lo and behold, the Tour de (okay, of) Britain was passing through.  And suddenly a mundane errand became a festive event, as I watched the cyclists whiz by.

But this wasn't the only festive event today in my neighborhood.  As it happens, a couple of hours from now, Queen Elizabeth will become the longest-reigning monarch in British history.  And she chose to celebrate in my own back yard (more or less), taking a ride on (and officially opening) the brand-new Borders Railway.

Click here if you'd like to see some photos and a video (there are Men in Kilts, if you fancy such things). slightly humbler and more personal transportation news, these arrived today:

The mister and I have got some studying to do.

(Full disclosure:  I took all of the photos except the last one three years ago in England, during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.  It was loads of fun to have an excuse to take a trip down Memory Lane!)