Saturday 1 August 2009: Goose Gander
This has actually been a fairly productive day, what with a trip to the farmers market, collecting some stuff left at work, buying a new scratching post for the cat and loads of new wild bird seed, getting to know the new little toy netbook a bit better (including downloading Gimp and realising that not only will I be able to write bits of the website on the move, but produce images for it as well!) and just generally feeling relaxed (it has been a while).
Oh, and there was the always nice moment of a new part for one of the bikes coming in the post (a couple of things needed changing before tackling the Bealach Mor again this year, and I realised that a change to the tyres (needed as the old ones are a bit worn), the stem (to stop me being quite so stretched out) and the saddle (because I'm still not sure I get on with the Brooks for longer distance rides) means a weight saving on the bike of a kilo.
And in amongst everything we had a wander up to Duddingston Loch where we had a chat with the Geese, before they had to fly off, and a Jackdaw did a wee dance for us.
And dinner last night at the Dining Room of the Whisky Society was very nice (if a little slow on the service side, and unfortunately the Members' Room is closed for renovation work).
Tomorrow I'm off to watch the Cycle Speedway for the first time in ages, so expect some action shots.
p.s. RIP SBR - in the modern world of football you were a throwback to a time when people took part because they loved the sport. You provided so many of my personal football memories. A true gent, and someone much more deserving of our praise and remembrance than some who have passed before you.