Sunday, 5 October 2014

Rain, Sun, Frost

Down in Moniaive this weekend for the second time this year, this time for the Tartan Rally. Great run down in between heavy showers, we had wet roads but sunshine which was excellent, no sooner did we get the tent up than the heavens opened, lucky escape. It was quickly over so we made our way to the pub where we met quite a few of our drinking team. An evening of drinking, eating, dancing and talking nonsense, great to catch up with all the team again. The rally was a really friendly affair which was great, the weather seemed to keep the numpties away. When we got back to the tent it was solid with ice even though it didn't feel that cold, once again this morning we managed to escape the heavy showers and got home dry, what a result. Fi won the furthest travelled female with an embarrassing 93 miles which was unexpected, as was my dance with big Norrie, thankfully no camera's around! Another of my lifestyle ideals was re iterated this weekend, "Life's too short for crap whisky" after a couple of large whisky's that should only be used for cleaning out engine parts I managed to find decent stuff thankfully!
Rant time, on the way to and from the Rally we passed some windfarm sites, these things are a blight on our landscape and I'm not totally convinced they are the answer to our energy needs, leaving that aside consider the fact that a very small group of people own all the land in Scotland (mostly through exploitation of the Scottish people centuries ago), they are the ones benefiting from the windfarms on their land, the subsidy for the windfarms is paid by the poorest of our society so we have the situation where the poor are yet again helping the rich get richer. Time for change!

Tea stop at Biggar
Fiona with her trophy
Blight on our landscape
Same here
Alex & Fi stocking up on the sugar for the trip home!

1 comment:

  1. did you ever get to see the SIZE of the wind farms over here? If not I will take a photo for you. I was happy to open your blog and see the BMW's. I think back when they were here in driveway. I am glad to see you are still happy and grumpy! Keep blogging I love it.