Saturday, July 29, 2006

more green fingers

As promised here are some more pics of the veggies I've been growing on the roof. We enjoyed a tasty vegetables Thai curry with them the other night. There are still plenty of tomatos and carrots to be dug up, and the pepers and chillies are just about ready. I also planted some more potatos and onions and they started growing already, so it should be a veg filled summer.

I'll have to apologise to my neighbours though, as the tomato plants in the close are kind of taking over the stair and are now nearly 10ft tall. I half expect them to attact me.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Green fingers

Since April I've been growing lots of pots of vegetables in my tenement close and on the buildings flat roof. I've never tried to grow anything before and I've found it strangely addictive. I've got pots of onions, potatoes, carrots, chillies, peppers, herbs and tomatoes. At the weekend I had a wee rumage in the dirt and dug up my first potato and was delighted by the result. As you can see from the photo above, its a beauty. I'm thinking of entering it into a "most beautiful potato" competition. My inital plan was to grow enough vegetables to make a bowl of soup but I think I might just buy a big display cabinet and show them off to friends.

This coming weekend I plan to dig up some onions so look forward to some more exciting vegetable based images next week.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Moffat, Dumfries and Southerness

Ann and I spent a very pleasent day driving about Dumfries to see what we could see. The below are some photos charting our discoveries.

Inside a lovely old Antiques shop in Moffat. We purchased two items from the above display. Any guesses which two we bought?

Sweeties from the world famous moffat toffee shop.

An extremely bizarre little holiday village with about a few rows of houses, tons of caravans, a hotel, a golf themed pub, a lighthouse, some very poor quality amusements and a doctors surgery. Surgery opening hours - TUESDAY AND FRIDAY 11am - 11:30am

A very odd looking pub along with the amusement arcade appear to be the only source of entertainment for the multitude of tracksuit wearing, white trainer sporting young folks hanging around the corners. All in all, Southerness holiday village is quite a forlorn looking place - with grey skies and strong wind battering it's streets. I rather liked it though. There is something so poetic about forgotten holiday resorts. Think Ann and I might travel about some more and take lots of photos to record them before they all dissapear through lack of custom.

The amusement arcade was home to all the favourites, the 2p falls, the bandit style fruit machine, that whack a gator with a hammer game and of course the wonderful "place a bet now please" horse racing game. If anyone knows where I can purchase one then please let me know.

Strange Council Certificate

I was in Falkirk Counil's offices the other week and noticed this rather strange certificate hanging on their wall. They seem very proud to be the Runner Up in the National Christmas Tree Recycling Campaign 2001/02. Bet all the other councils are well jealous. I particularly like the jonty angle they have decided to hang it at. Well done Falkirk.
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