Monday, 8 November 2010

06 November 2010 - Dundee

Today we headed up to Dundee to see the exhibition detailing the designs shortlisted for the new V&A to be built in Dundee. This link will tell you which design won.

Next stop was the McManus.

I liked this picture.

Now, whats that up in the roof beams?

Ahh, its some weird monster holding a chimney stack.

Nice staircase.

Interesting lights in coloured bottles.

The Michelin man - a huge Dundee favourite.

31 October 2010 - Halloween

The pumpkins are keeping guard on the cottage.

31 October 2010 - Kilmahog to Balquhidder

Today I headed up to Kilmahog to go for a bike ride. This was the first loch I cycled along.

Eleven & a half miles in and the tea room is shut. Excellent.

Another loch.

And another.

30 October 2010 - Kirkcaldy

This weekend we headed up to Kirkcaldy for a cycle. This is the view on the front.

09 October 2010 - Dundee

Another weekend, another cycle in Dundee. This time we headed up to Tentsmuir Forest then cycled towards Dundee. This is a small harbour in Tayport.

These are the public toilets in Tayport.

In the background you can see the road bridge. In the foreground you can see some cows :)

02 October 2010 - Dundee

Today we headed up to Dundee with our bikes. We parked in Camperdown Park then tried to figure out how to get out of it and onto the Dundee green circular route which would take us round Dundee. Eventually we got on track, this is the view over the Tay towards the road bridge.

This is the view to the rail bridge the other way.

And this is the Tescos that Ange was in utilising the toilet facilities while I was taking the above pics.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

26 September 2010 - Doors Open

Todays doors open took us to see the "Japanese house" in Portobello.


The back.

25 September 2010 - Edinburgh

Today was part of the Doors Open days in Edinburgh. First stop for us was the Anatomy Lecture Theatre and Anatomy Resource Centre in Teviot Place. Upstairs they had some interesting objects on display - including the skeleton of Burke (of Burke & Hare infamy) and a very steep lecture theatre while downstairs, they had an elephant skeleton.

Next stop was the Talbot Rice Gallery. You had to wander through these refurbishment works to get to it.

Quite an impressive room.

I liked this piece by Julie Roberts.

Final doors open of the day was the Stewarts Melville boys school. It was a very interesting tour - and in the kids canteen they had very tasty cakes, lovely.

11 September 2010 - Edinburgh

The morning after the night before. Same view in the day.

And looking the other way towards Princes St.

This was our bedroom.

Theres that castle again.

Amber is waaaaaaaaay down the corridor.

The bedroom ceiling.

While walking around Edinburgh we came across this archway to what was Stockbridge Market.

10 September 2010 - Edinburgh

This evening after work for me and school for Amber, we headed through to Edinburgh to meet Ange. Today had been her works conference at the Caledonian Hilton and as part of the package she'd been offered a suite for the night. It was HUGE. This was the view of Edinburgh Castle from our bedroom.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

15 August 2010 - Edinburgh

It being August, the Fringe is on in Edinburgh. We headed over to the National Gallery Of Modern Art in Edinburgh to see the "Another World" exhibition.

We then crossed the road to get to the Dean Gallery for a wee nosey, this sculpture sits outside in the gardens. Someone had put a penny just under his finger making it look like he was picking it up.

The Dean Gallery.

Bronze chap buried in the ground.

We then headed into Cowgate to see a graffiti exhibition. Well, we thought it was a graffiti exhibition. Turns out it was 3 or 4 large canvases in a makeshift outdoor cafe. Well worth the effort of fighting through the Fringe traffic to get there.

More of the graffiti.

And again.

Oh, and a cow.

01 August 2010 - Loch Leven

Today we headed out to Loch Leven to walk some of the heritage trail. And we found a giant otter / beaver.

Looking towards the priory on St. Serfs island.

A bench.

Where did all the sheep come from?

Another bench.

31 July 2010 - Home made Empire biscuit

Today Amber made some empire biscuits using digestives.

23 July 2010 - Cornwall

Our last full day in Cornwall took us to Fowey. For the whole day we pronounced Fowey as it looks however we were informed later that Fowey isn't pronounced as it looks but as "Foy".

One of the side streets.

Down by the harbour.

While we were having our lunch - a huge Navy boat came to visit.

And a man pedalling a canoe. As you do.

Looking down on Fowey.