Cowart's Common Room
Joys of a Spring Lark

Full of the joys of spring I bought two Geraniums in flower this afternoon for £6. I also took about 5 kilos of books to the Dogs Trust shop, bought milk, bananas and shoe polish at Waitrose, some picture hooks at the ironmonger, took a jacket to the cleaners from whose pen pocket a pen had shed ink, (the assistant muttered and was doubtful), paid money into the Bank for the Town Twinning and played the piano in the church to an elderly couple. I asked them if they minded but they said it would add to the enjoyment of their visit. Help! 'I'm only a beginner,' I told them. Anyway they stayed for a respectable time but after about ten minutes I looked up and they had gone. My audience walking out on me. Story of my life.

Walking back up the hill I could see a Cafe Nerro balloon in the roadway in front of me blowing in the breeze. I wondered what would happen. If it wasn't burst by a car or picked up by a public spirited soul I would overtake it as the wind wasn't blowing it very fast, but of course either of those possibilities could occur first, but the wind blew it first onto the steps leading to the dental surgery and the balustrade there held it long enough for me to pass it.

Of such excitements is our life here made up. We have no seals with ferocious teeth (or even Alsatians). What we do have is a Blackbird, very tame, she takes no notice of me at all, but she is a real bag lady of a blackbird and hasn't preened her feathers this side of Christmas I would think. They are in a terrible state. Obviously her parents couldn't have been up to much.

Still haven't put the dishwasher on. It's almost full so I will do it tonight. Wish me luck.

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Posted at 11th Apr 2017 - 05:39PM   Posted by Fennie   Joys of a Spring Lark Comments: 5

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Fennie's Avatar Hope Camilla is enjoying life with her grandchildren: grandmothers can have an impressive impact on young minds and imbue in the rising generation the old-fashioned values of courtesy, care, tact, generosity, politeness, modesty, grace and charm Far more easily than their parents, they can teach a daughter to be a lady and a son to be a gentleman.Very HappyVery Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 11th Apr 2017 at 05:44PM

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Fairy Nuff's Avatar My entreaty to you (all) would be to rescue. pop and safely bin any balloon you see floating about untethered. They do untold amounts of damage to wildlife of all sorts and even the biodegradable ones take 4 years to do so, most of them never degrade being made of plastics now not rubber.
Environmental lesson over for today. Very Happy

I'm sure your piano playing didn't scare the couple off, it doesn't really take that long to look around a parish church.

I never got to spend much time with my Granny when I was young, Edinburgh was a long 5 hour drive down the A9 in those days when much of it was still single track, hard to imagine that now except when you catch glimpses of parts of it next to the current road it looks not much more than a cycle track ...in fact in places it is now the cycle track!
Not that we had a car then anyway, they sold it when we moved to Kessock when I was 4 and I was a teenager before we got another one.
She did come to live with us for a while when I was in my early 20s so I got to know her much better then and even then she had quite an influence on me.

Ah well, back to the accounts, a day of interruptions yesterday so not much got done. Rolling Eyes

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 12th Apr 2017 at 10:47AM

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Fennie's Avatar Yes I remember (do I?) the A9 in those days in the early 1960's when we used to have hitchhiking races to Inverness. I once spent a night in Inverness Ambulance station waiting for morning and the start of a flow of traffic.

So both our Grannies lived in Edinburgh, FN. You never know they may have been acquainted. Small world! Very Happy

Environmental lesson marked, learned and inwardly digested.Very HappyVery Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 12th Apr 2017 at 01:20PM

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Fairy Nuff's Avatar Don't digest balloons internally Fennie that's what causes the problem in the first place!

My Granny lived in Portobello and her parents had a cobblers shop on Leith Walk.
My Ex's Great Grandfather owned the scrap merchants at the bottom of Leith Walk so they undoubtedly would have known each other... small world indeed.

That would have been when the Hospital was on the outskirts of the town, it's still in the same place but practically the city centre now!

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 12th Apr 2017 at 06:14PM

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Camilla's Avatar Yes enjoying being with the grandchildren Fennie I am feeling a tad exhausted though but great fun being with them.Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 13th Apr 2017 at 07:39AM

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