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Fireworks

Sunday 5 November, 2006

by Rosemary at 9:00pm in Anything goes 2 comments Add your own

Is it time fireworks were banned from public sale? Allegedly, the Americanised Hallowe'en is taking over from Bonfire Night but not here. It's like a war zone here tonight. And it's been going on for days.

Both dogs are hiding under our desks, although the cats are unfazed by the whole thing.

I like fireworks but maybe it's time for them to be restricted to licenced events.

Working horses

Sunday 5 November, 2006

by Rosemary at 9:20pm in Equines 2 comments Add your own

Well, all is not going quite as planned.

The first set of harness I bought for Smokey was cheap rubbish and went straight back to the supplier. The second set was really nice but too big in the breast collar, although it was OK in the breeching. The third set (same make as the second but a different size) fitted in the collar but was way, way too small in the breeching. So, we 're buying custom made. It's from a company called Libbys, which makes a range of synthetic tack and equipment for horses and dogs. It can take up to three weeks to come but hopefully it will be sooner than that.

New photos in the gallery

Monday 20 November, 2006

by Rosemary at 8:41pm in TAS Website 2 comments Add your own

I've finally learnt how to put photos on the gallery. I'm such a technophobe with a huge streak of learned helplessness but I'm feeling really pleased with myself. My tutor (Dan) is now lying in a darkened room, sobbing quietly.

The real test will come tomorrow night when I try to put more on - we'll know whether it's learning by rote or whether I actually understand what I've been doing.

Anyway, some new photos of Smokey with apologies for the very casual longreining. And some new photos of Felix, Cassius and Meg.

Maid of the Forth

Saturday 25 November, 2006

by Rosemary at 8:14pm in Anything goes 1 comment Add your own

Alloa used to be a port with a substantial shipbuilding industry. The docks are now long gone but hey! there's a boat back on the Forth. A local businessman has started running cruises on the Forth, from Alloa to Stirling. The boat is called "Maid of the Forth" and here she is.

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This was taken at the end of October, I think. The boat went up on our side of the Inch and back on the other side. There were a few cruises in the summer and I think more are planned for next year. I'd like to go on one - it would be interesting to see the area from a different perspective.

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