Wednesday 18 March 2009

A new friend for Fiona

On our visit to White House Farm at the weekend the most captivating animals were without doubt the baby goats and this one in particular was so nice Fiona almost took it home with her.

Tuesday 17 March 2009

Berwick reclaimed for Scotland

Tom stands on the Scotland/England Border to reclaim Berwick back into Scotland. The sound quality is very poor due to the wind so you will need to listen very carefully to Tom's declaration.

Burnmouth Statue

Martin,John, and Tom taken in front of the beautiful bronze statue erected to commemorate the fishing disaster of 14th October 1881 when 189 fishermen from Eyemouth and the surrounding fishing ports died in a tremendous storm.
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Four Rent Boys in Eyemouth

As it is Martin's birthday this week he decided where we should walk so he selected the cliff walk from Eyemouth to Berwick a distance of 12 miles. Tom and i headed off from Langholm at 7.30am and arrived in plenty of time to meet John and Martin off the train from Edinburgh at Berwick station, but it had been cancelled so we had to wait another 30 minutes before they arrived. We immediately took a taxi to Eyemouth for the start of the walk. On arrival at Eyemouth harbour we asked a local worker if he would take our traditional starting photograph which he readily agreed to do but then made the comment "You will never make any money as male prostitutes". There can be no further comment to that remark. The weather improved and we completed the 12 mile walk with no rain and although the sun never quite got out it was almost perfect walking weather. We arrived back in Berwick about 3.30pm and then had a pint and a bar lunch in a local pub before returning to the station to make our way back to Langholm and Edinburgh. It was an excellent day's walking and the crack was good especially when crossing the Scotland-England border Tom declared his intention to claim Berwick back into Scottish territory.

Friday 13 March 2009

Whitley Bay Beach

Hannah just loves to take a bucket and spade to the beach so when we came over today to babysit the first thing she wanted to do was go to Whitley Bay and build a sandcastle. We had great fun and Granny and Hannah even had a wee dangle on a park seat.

Monday 9 March 2009

Walking at Arnside

Tom and I completed a 9 mile walk along the shore of Morecambe Bay at Arnside. We had taken Jean to visit her friend Lillian for the day and Gaye came along as well. While the Ladies went for lunch and had a good blether Tom & I did the walk.

Monday 2 March 2009

Find the Frog

As we were walking round the Lodge Walks i noticed a small movement in a wee pool at the side of the road and on looking closer i found this Frog looking back at me.

Sunday 1 March 2009


Gaye and i took a walk round the Lodge Walks today and the display of Snowdrops is just beautiful, although it was raining when these photographs were taken.

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