Saturday, 24 September 2011

Royal Navy with our breakfast

We sit up in bed and have our breakfast every morning while we look out on the loch.  This morning's entertainment was a bit out of the ordinary, to say the least.

This is the ship we saw:   RFA L3008

Chinook helicopter landing on ship

Taking off from ship

One of many sets of paratroopers

Thursday, 22 September 2011

New words

Since moving to the UK I have slowly picked up many British English and Scots language words.  I'm listing them as I remember them, but I'll be adding more in the future..

A Change in Vocabulary

Submarines and such

Our loch gets very busy with all types of boats, including nuclear submarines from the Royal Navy Coulport not far from us.  Recently there was this one...

Pics of boats, ships, subs and tugs on our loch

I've been tracking the growth of our Gunnera manicata....
Click on slideshow on the right

Sunday, 18 September 2011

A sunny Sunday

A few pics from today....
I'm missing all the flowers we had through spring and summer!  Autumn colours are next though.  A trip to Benmore Botanic Gardens is in order for this week.

Take from the front garden

Out front

A friend came to visit

My very favourite gardener!

Japanese Anenome

On the side of the house - magnolia tree

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Photos and other stuff

The end of August is the Highland Games and the one in Dunoon is the largest.  A couple of shots :
In town - no, don't know what they wore underneath

In town where a band was playing
Checking out the tuning before the competition

A couple of days ago we went on a hike near our house. 

A few years ago I bought a book about Eleanor Roosevelt as I know what an amazing woman she was.  I have finally begun reading that book (volume 1) and quickly became totally engrossed in it.  I ordered volume 2 and just received it today.