17 November 2006

windy leaves

It's windy outside and quite cold inside. We've had a power outage. The broadband connection is dreadful - I've been fighting with it all day. I tried to post my pics from the road trip to my Picasa account but it's having none of it.

There are some pretty leaves clinging to the tree outside my window, in spite of the gales.

They look a bit like happy fish.

16 November 2006

tea folly

My first cup of tea tasted odd this morning. It lacked the smoky goodness that Lapsang Souchong (the most fun tea in the world to say out loud) usually has. I thought nothing of it until I went to get my second. It turns out my first cup was Lady Grey.

It's quiet out here.

You may have noticed.

Today is a words and pictures day.

15 November 2006

Ciao, happy fish

My happy fish are once again in the care of their owners. I shall miss their antics.

13 November 2006

Road trip recovery

I slept well last night, a belly full of Mexican food and a couple of beers. This morning my cold reasserted itself and there's been a great deal of coughing and nose-blowing.

Two holidays are ending in quick succession. The road trip is done and dusted, a fantastic trip through some of the world's most beautiful places. We covered just over 700 miles in four days. I kept a journal and hope to turn those pages into something more, perhaps even profitable. I took four hundred and twenty-two pictures and no doubt a few will turn up here. I need to trim them a bit.

The other holiday has been this recent Edinburgh stay. It's been a working holiday. Charlotte and Adam get back Wednesday morning and I am soon to head back to the country and wood chopping. It won't be for long. Edinburgh and gainful employment beckon and my job hunt gathers speed.

Must unpack - and then pack.