Monday, 29 June 2009
But I couldn't stop there. I wanted to check out where I had been in these lovely shoes, what adventures they had been on and to which exotic spots they had conveyed me. So here is a rough break down of their... and obviously my, journeys:
1990 - Great North Run, Newcastle / Dublin, Ireland
1991 - Great North Run, Newcastle / Norway
1992 - Greece
1993 - Norway
1994 - Norway / Sweden / Finland / Russia / Canada
1996 - Norway / C2C Bike Ride (UK!)
1997 - Norway / C2C Bike Ride (UK!)
1998 - Sri Lanka / Norway
1999 - Sweden / Norway
2000 - Norway
2001 - Sweden / Norway
2002 - Norway
2003 - USA / Sweden / Norway
2004 - Norway
2005 - Norway / France
2006 - Norway
As you can see.... lots of trips to Norway in these shoes, but not much travelling for the last few years. Note to self.... must rectify that!
Sunday, 28 June 2009
"A pastor in the US state of Kentucky told his flock to bring handguns to church in what he said was an effort to promote safe gun ownership.
Pastor Ken Pagano told parishioners to bring their unloaded guns to New Bethel Church in Louisville for a service celebrating the right to bear arms.
He said he acted after church members voiced fears the Obama administration could tighten gun control laws."
Notice 'unloaded' guns. So that's OK then... we have no intention of actually SHOOTIN' anybody Godammit! We just want to have the RIGHT to do so if we wish.
This took me back to Charlton Heston's famous chilling statement some years ago ...'from my cold dead hands'. Of course the right to bear arms is written into the Second Amendment of the US Constitution, but you really do think they would have made the connection by now between that right and the number of very dead people there have been as a result of it.
Friday, 26 June 2009
When she was once again reunited with the other members of her family on their arrival, we were treated to a recital on her new-found passion... namely, the violin. Vanessa-Mae need not be unduly worried JUST yet, but the latent talent is obvious for all to see. Well, at least WE can see it, and that's the main thing!
Friday, 19 June 2009
Thursday, 18 June 2009
Colin set up the 'Shoreline' fundraising art project which I mentioned a couple of posts ago, and to which I submitted a painting. There are still a few paintings left to purchase at £150 each, so why not get over to the site now and snap one up!
Our days on Tiree consisted of wandering around the many and various beautiful beaches, looking for suitable spots from which to take the panoramas. Colin was our expert guide and art director, and Jason was Camera Operator numero uno. I pretty much just had to stand around looking windswept and creative, and from time to time carry the tripod.
Monday, 15 June 2009
What I love about this even more than the spelling errors is the slightly apologetic use of the word 'than'. Apparently it was important to get the word IMPORTANT right too!
Monday, 8 June 2009
Monday, 1 June 2009
Alissa enjoyed all the attention, while sister Keona slept, ate and pooped her way through the day. A fantastic day in my most favourite part of our coastline.
Tim and Cornelia have a beautiful daughter, Teresa, who made an appearance before snuggling down for the night.Kate was rushing around preparing puddings 'n that...
... while Terry was keen to have a dance with his daughter in law...
... and muscle in on the singing too!