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A Blustery March Day

Posted on March 8, 2014 at 6:40 AM

It's hard to believe that for the rest of this week I've been laid low with some sort of flu type virus.  But recovered now.   I had to take a short trip into Lossiemouth to find a birthday present for my daughter.   There's a nice little shop down at the harbour which always comes up with something nice.  Winds were high and biting.

On the way home I discovered a new coffee stop that I really like.   Light and airy, nothing pretentious but down a track that leads to a golf course and just across from that is the sea.   It'll be great in the summer as it has a nice area of decking.   Food was served with a smile and the home baking excellent, so well done the Tee Shack.   Spelt that way obviously because of the golf course involvement.

Posted first photo is of Lossiemouth marina.    The second is of a busy cormorant who was paddling and diving athletically in Hopeman harbour and the lovely string of genuine beach huts are at Hopeman also.    Hard to imagine them all occupied with kids running in and out and down to the beach when it's so cold right now.   High on the hill behind these beach huts is an imposing looking house that I once was invited to work in as a housekeeper.    If my memory is correct I think they were offering pretty poor money for what would be a hard job, so I declined.   I think I made the right decision, but I do envy them their wonderful views across the Moray Firth.

There's another rugby international on today and I'm hoping Scotland can put up a better show than they have been of late.

Daughter no 3 has just phoned to say she's getting her passport renewed and planning a sunshine holiday.   I don't blame her in this present climate.

Still lots of people in the south of England who are looking at flooded fields and devastated homes.   Some are left with nothing.   Will they ever recover or is life changed forever.    Fields are ruined, cattle cannot get out of temporary sheds and yet the media seems to have somehow forgotten them.

I cannot believe how excited I felt when I found my first tulip sprouting.   I planted them last autumn.    Roll on Springtime.

And how could I nearly forget to mention the happiest news of late.   I have a new sister.

Congratulations to my brother who has taken the plunge with the lovely Glenda, I know they are going to be truly happy.   I really hope I can make it out to Texas to see some of that magnificient countryside.





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