Tuesday, 29 June 2010
Monday, 28 June 2010
This is of a Sioux warrier - a Native American Tribe of great interest to me. This was made out of paper. It is amazing. There is a collection of work (all for sale...what now? It's my birthday soon........ ☺)
They are made by Patty and Allen Eckman, one item sold for £47,000!!
Curious photo right? Well it's for something called Band of Elephants and it's in support of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust which I think you should all know I am a huge supporter of. Please go to this link http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Band-Elephants-Charity-Wristband-/190406402788 and buy your own band to help raise funds for this incredibly worthwhile cause. And thank you!
Sunday, 27 June 2010
A lot of Lochgoilhead and the surrounding area is tiny little roads that to me looked like someone had rolled icing out along which you drove. The whole place looks a bit magical. At the end of the road leading onto where we stayed, this is the view. The mountains are so high the clouds are lower in parts and it's all just so lovely and green.
Not a road sign you see everyday. This was on the way to where we were staying and it made me smile every morning. We didn't see any red squirrels there but we did see one at the Benmore Botanical Gardens - a lot more timid than the grey squirrel and now fully protected I think.
Edinburgh. A city full of royal architecture and turrets. The queen spends a lof her time living in Scotland and I alway thought it was at Balmoral but she has a castle here that apparently is her favored place to stay. It was very pretty so I don't blame her - but being back in a city after being around the lochs for a few days really made me realise how I quite like the quiet life now.
One of our visits was to a place called Benmore Botanical Gardens and it was absolutely amazing - there wasn't many flowers but the area was so nice and fresh and there appeared to be turrets everywhere - skipping along I suddenly stopped in my tracks as there was this little snake in front of me. I have a huge phobia of snakes - I have managed to touch a real live snake once but that was when someone else was holding it - I side stepped this one and went on my merry way.
Inverary Castle. I thought places like this only existed in my dreams!!!
It's a bit of a con though as the family get to stay in this house rent free and with all repairs being paid for due to letting people view their house - but they only actually have to allow you to see 10% of the place to qualify, they didn't even open up the whole of their gardens - it's a lovely place but one that isn't worth the entrance fee. I was going to offer them 50 pence cash for it - thought it was a reasonable offer!!!
This was a short walk up a hill from where we were staying - so still Loch Goilhead but from it's other side - pretty from all angles.
Up the hill was a really tumble down house, the chimney billowing smoke on a super hot summers day - which of course led me to believe the man was actually cooking up his last victim. Just behind his house was the hint of something grand - you could just spy a turret sticking out amongst the over growth - a big padlock stopped me from exploring any further.
So I've been on holiday for the week - hence the break in the photos - but I am back so let the upload commence.
Todays pictures shows the lovely Loch Goilhead in Scotland where we were staying and our lovely hire car that got upgraded from a Fiat to a Jaguar.....for free...my favorite kind of payment.
Friday, 18 June 2010
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Wednesday, 9 June 2010
So whilst out for dinner with Jo and Claire I saw a picture opportunity that shows a real slice of London - not only does it show the signpost to indicate the area in a good old Narnia style, but you see the lovely London architecture - a hint at the bussel going on in Soho just behind - but what's that...not only is a giant shoe - but it has flashing lights on it too. Although to me it stops one step from being cool. If there was giant bath tub at the bottom of the shoe and you slid down the sole of the shoe to get into said bath - now that would be cool!