Perhaps I had ambitions to be an MP - or an undertaker!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Following the very heavy snowfall, I ventured out one afternoon to take photographs, and here are a few of them. The last picture shows 18 inches of snow on our patio table.

At the end of this blog, there’s a photo that Fiona sent me, showing two feet of snow.


Nearly three weeks after the cold spell began there are still patches of snow lying here and there, and, particularly on pavements, hard-packed ice makes walking difficult.

For three days last week there were no buses running in the Kirkintilloch area, and none at all in our village for most of the week. We managed to keep our house reasonably warm, but in some places people were without electricity or gas.

Jean was reminded of this Glasgow verse -

Winter has came, the snow has fell,
Wee Josie’s nose is froze as well,
Wee Mary’s nose is red and skintit,
Winter’s diabolic, in’t it?


I like this painting by an unknown artist -


The New Year is a good time for new ideas, new plans, new beginnings. I’ve been re-thinking my blogs and am making some changes.

80 plus will become an occasional blog appearing on Thursdays every so often.
The Pre-Raphaelite site will come to an end next week, when 80 paintings will have been collected.
With the exception of Christmas and New Year week-ends, Quiet Corner will continue on Mondays, A Touch of Culture on Fridays, and Wise Men Say daily.
And a new weekly blog The Poetry Path will start on Wednesday 5th January. You can have a look at the website now at -


I was delighted to discover this YouTube presentation of “Ding Dong! Merrily on High.” It has been expertly devised by Tom Roush.

Now for the two feet of snow . . . . . . . .



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