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Wednesday, 17 August 2016

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I've been home for a week. Anna came up with me from Bishopbriggs and, despite the poor weather until Monday, we managed to have a good time drinking plenty of coffee as we did our crosswords at The Woodlands and various other coffee shops in Stornoway. On Monday we spent the afternoon in the garden trying to bring it under control after the wet 'summer' which had encouraged rampant weeds whilst I was away. Tuesday morning at the crack of dawn I took Anna to the ferry for her journey home. What a fantastic morning and day we had. I spent most of it in the garden and the evening preparing the living room for a makeover.

So I have not spent as much time in Blogland nor on Facebook recently. I'm hoping to catch up soon. However as I'll be working in the garden on good days and decorating my living room as well as, hopefully, being some use out at Grimshader my Blogland exploits may be limited to coffee breaks (like now) when the temperature is 21℃ and I need to be indoors out of the heat!

Tuesday's sunrise around 05.30
Livingston Daisies love the sun too

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  1. Sounds like you've got well and truly acclimatised back to your Lewis kind of weather ("out of the heat")... ;)

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    1. Monica the weather was amazingly warm for a few days but it's cooled off today. The plants have loved it and so have I but now that I'm tied to working indoors for a few weeks too much sun would be a distraction (but nonetheless welcome).

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  2. Your Livingston Daisies are a joy.

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    1. YP some years ago the local nursery gave me a lot towards the end of the season. They were so wonderful and prolific that I've bought them every year since. It was a good marketing move!

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  3. No place like home huh? Your daisies are just soaking up that sun. P.S. 21 ain't hot haha.
    But I definitely wouldn't be gardening after 10am here, so that is coffee time.

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    1. Carol in New Zealand I would consider 21℃ far too cold and I loved the temperature in the 30s when I was playing croquet. Of course any manual work had to be carried out when it was cooler. However if it was too hot at night I just put the aircon on for an hour before bedtime. When I wrote the post my tongue was firmly embedded in my cheek!

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  4. I really wish I had 21 C for a temperature. We've had far too many days in the 25-28 range.

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    1. Red I love temperatures in the high 20s but not necessarily when I have manual work to do.

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  5. You have been missed, and I'm glad to see you turned up with a note explaining your absence, laddie!! :)

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    1. Thank you Lee. I'll hopefully catch up with blogs over the next while. I'm just trying to do to many things in the time available. 'Twas ever thus.

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  6. Pleased to hear you are surviving the 21 deg heat. I think you are making that up. Not the 21 deg but you taking shelter from it. You maybe you really do acclimitize that quickly. Enjoy the nice weather!

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    1. Ye Pauline my tongue was firmly in my cheek. The temperature has dropped back to a cosy 14℃ this afternoon. C'est la vie.

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  7. Your sunrise picture looks just about perfect. It's been around 33 C here recently; indoors (or in pool) weather.

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    1. I'd be happy, Cro, playing pétanque or croquet in that heat but not doing manual labour. Obviously being in the pool would be a bonus.

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  8. Sounds like you are going to be rather busy! I hope you'll record the progress of your living room makeover and share it with us; I love such projects (as you know) - especially if I'm not the one who has to do all the work ;-)
    The sunrise picture is beautiful! With the days already being considerably shorter, I stand a good chance to witnessing sunrises from my kitchen window again soon...

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    1. Meike I hadn't thought of that so as soon as I read your comment (as an email) I photographed the room as it was then. Unfortunately I'd already moved some stuff and taken two sets of doors off. I'll post the change in due course.

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  9. Well you can't really beat a sunrise like that, it is spectacular. Sounds like you have been having a fun and busy time.

    The flowers are very pretty.

    Hope all goes well with the living room makeover.

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    1. Thanks Serenata. This morning I was met with a thick sea mist. One never knows what the dawn will bring here.

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  10. I love the sunrise photo! And I PRESUMED those were Livingstone Daisies! HA! (Just kidding, I have never seen them before but I love them, they are gorgeous!)

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    1. Kay the Livingstone Daisies are just like you: bright and cheerful and love the sun.

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  11. When you've finished your lounge you are welcome to come and do ours! I think decorating is one of those times when living on your own is a Godsend. Enjoy.

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    1. CJ it does have the advantage that I only have myself to convince about a course of action. That's not always easy so heaven alone knows what it's like trying to convince two people.

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  12. Lovely summer pics. You make me laugh. You have to go inside out of the heat at 21°C. That is when we go outside to warm up in winter. How different the world is?

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    1. Diane in New Zealand I would consider 21℃ far too cold and I loved the temperature in the 30s when I was playing croquet. Of course any manual work had to be carried out when it was cooler. However if it was too hot at night I just put the aircon on for an hour before bedtime. When I wrote the post my tongue was firmly embedded in my cheek!

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