One of the reasons I’ve started this blog now is to take part in some CPD- Rudai 23 an online course for Information Professionals to learn more about online tools, particularly social media. I took part in another 23 things a few years ago, but decided it was time for a refresher, so new blog, new course.
We had a cuppa using my birthday picnic basket, then our regular game of beach boules, where as usual I was beaten soundly.
Then later off for a birthday afternoon tea at the local hotel.
Locally made & tasty; silver tea and coffee pots BUT huge error on their part – TEABAGS.
Still, we enjoyed it and managed clean plates !
We decided to take a chance on the weather today and head to the forest park.
We walked around Black Loch….
And I played with my camera settings…
And found this trying to dry out…
At at this point it became apparent that I hadn’t fully waterproofed my boots, and the day ended with a trip to an outdoors shop to fix the problem!
As the weather precluded a nice beach visit, we headed to Castle Douglas to wander round the shops.
I resisted the fabric, wool and jewellery in the art shop, but gave in to temptation in the ironmongery
and bought a new tea pot I don’t need. It does make a lovely brew.
Then further down the street I saw an a-frame announcing a new dressmaking shop! Holm Sown has just opened and was a lovely modern style shop with fabric, notions and a workshop space. I couldn’t leave without something…
Then to The Stewartry Museum in Kirkudbright. Full of bits and pieces from the local area including this, which I’m glad I don’t have to use.
And this, sounds useful.