Roll of Honour - Scottish Parliament
The names of the 134,712 men and women listed in the Scottish National War Memorial Roll of Honour are currently (Sunday 11th November) being projected onto the wall of the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, with each name appearing on the wall for about 1…
In October 1936, people in the east end of London prevented a march by fascists, in the 'Battle of Cable Street'. Trade unionists, Irish dockers and labourers, communists, Labour Party members and people from the Jewish community joined together to oppo…
Look at those muscley arms!
Culross fence and flowers
Fence, flowers, Rabbit.... HFF and have a great weekend, everyone. What a relief to have ipernity working again - thank you to the maintenance team!
Another from Dundee - the Discovery Centre in the background, the masts of the RRS Discovery. and reflections in the 'moat' around the new V&A design museum.
The new V&A and RSS Discovery on Dundee waterfront
The brand new V&A design museum just a few weeks after its official opening, looking splendid in the autumn sunshine. Next to the gallery is the RSS Discovery, the ship which took Scott and Shackleton to Antarctica. The shadows on the side of the museu…
The green, green doors of Lanzarote
Buildings on Lanzarote are harmonious and pleasing. They are all painted white, and woodwork, doors and shutters can only be green (inland) or blue (near the coast). There is only one high rise building, in Arrecife. The total effect is calm and beaut…
not the most effective fence!
If the job of this fence is to stop you from falling off a high cliff, well, it could perhaps be more effective..... Still, I'm pleased to report that we didn't fall off, despite the flimsiness of the fence. On the path to Lago Verde, an extinct volcani…
nearly the last ever photo of Rabbit.....
We walked up to the Punta Ganada in the north of Lanzarote for this fantastic view. About half an hour after this photo, we had clambered to the top of a nearby ridge and discovered that the camera bag - in which Rabbit was hitching a ride - was no longe…
Happy wheaty Fence Friday
Tempting as it would be to run through this glorious field of wheat, Rabbit knows to stay on the right side of the fence.
Happy wheaty Fence Friday!
SLOW DUCKLINGS CROSSING
HFF and mind the ducklings!
[never seen slow ducklings before - mostly they whizz about like turbocharged furry tennis balls with flippers...... ;-) ]
Some of Rum and a little bit of Eigg
The sloping headland in the middle distance is part of Eigg, and the hills in the distance are on Rum. Eigg and Rum, along with Muck and Canna, make up the Small Isles, just off the coast of Arisaig and Mallaig in the north-west Highlands.
'The Isle of E…
The bonnie bonnie banks of Loch Lomond HFF
Rabbit's staff went in for a swim in this warm shallow bay at the southern end of Loch Lomond. It was indeed bonnie, and refreshing (and very popular with horse flies - ouch!). A somewhat puzzling and ineffectual fence tapers into the water - HFF!
Van, hills, water, Rabbit - four of my favourite things
On our way north we had a wee look at Corpach marina. The tall ship behind is the 'Maybe', which offers sailing training holidays for young people (what beautiful weather they had for this trip!). The big lump in the background is Scotland's highest mou…
The Jacobite on the Loch nan Uamh viaduct
A couple of days after we took the 'steam' train ourselves (which was actually a diesel), there was a wee bit of drizzle and low cloud. This meant that the Jacobite could run in all her steamy glory. So we timed our arrival at the Loch nan Uamh viaduct…
The Jacobite monument, Glenfinnan - and a Happy (High) Fence Friday!
The Jacobite monument rises up impressively at the head of Loch Shiel, below the famous Glenfinnan viaduct. It was built to mark the place where 'Bonnie Prince Charlie' landed in 1745 to start the Jacobite rising for the throne of Scotland.
The obligatory Glenfinnan viaduct shot....
Not the best shot - on a crowded train, there was a lot of jostling and competition for leaning out of the windows. And there was absolutely no way Rabbit wanted to stick his head out of the window to get in the picture!
The Glenfinnan viaduct is one of…
Rabbit meets the Trump Baby
Tens of thousands of people walked today in a carnival atmosphere through Edinburgh to 'send Trump hame tae think again'. There were not one but TWO Trump Baby balloons!