Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Frosty morning

Dad had to go out yesterday and boy was it cold. As the picture best shows.

Still I was curled up next to the fire waiting for my dad and the treats he always brings me.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Snow and New Coat

As you can see, we have had a wee drop of snow and an ideal opportunity to try out my new coat.

I think my dad is sooooo jealous of my coat, but then I am a Princess. -x-

Saturday, 23 November 2013


Kirra and I woke to yet another dusting of snow.  It was quite cold and icy in places. So here is a photo to let you see.  Enjoy your weekend.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013


Winter frost appeared this morning, and whilst Autumn still attempts to retain its status the frost can be appealing and Kirra loves these days.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Memory Lane

This was the entrance and exit for the ponies which worked in the mines below.  The mines are now.closed.

The hardship for both miners and ponies one can only imagine.

Sunday, 17 November 2013


Kirra likes nothing better than falling asleep under my desk, however, where do I put my feet.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Thursday, 14 November 2013


If you go down in the woods today. What surprises will Kirra see?

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Death in a Foreign Land


As Sunday is a time of Remembrance, I wrote this poem for those who never returned.


Age, not of life
They travelled of duty
Men of many
They answered
The call.

Far off land
Where guns and steel
Lay alongside
The many
Who had fallen
Their life
Devoid of dreams.
Rich in beauty
Allenheads by sight
Those who died
Names for all
Who can spare a moment
Reflect of silence
War Memorial
This place
So proud.

As the sound of birds
Echo over the land
The sun, her rays
Awaken all
Who stop and visit
This land, so quiet
Only the birds in flight
As if on display
Fly past the scene
Of those who died
A death in a foreign land
We should never forget
Their names


Peter Preobrazhenskii © 2013

Friday, 8 November 2013



Kirra believes water is for drinking (only) and therefore likes to keep a safe distance from this wee brook.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

A wee dusting

A wee dusting of snow on the ski hill.  I think its advance warning to  be prepared for the inevitable.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Frost of Day


The frost of last year, is looking closer each day as the cold temps become evident, at least Kirra has nice fur coat to keep her warm, and of course her cozy luxury coat when its raining or really cold.

Just an update, snow has arrived, at least up on the moors, which we can see from our home.  I guess the snow shovel and gloves and thermals will have to have their cobwebs removed.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Dad and Hospital

My dad had to go to hospital early this morning, his appointment with the Cardiologist, and boy was it soooo cold with a sharp frost.

Of course, I protected the home with my due skills of observation and alert to every sound.

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And dad is back on dialysis early on Tuesday afternoon, so that means another alert day and night,

Stay safe out there – all –x-

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Saturday, 2 November 2013



Forensics 090 

We all like to see art, and my Kirra is no exception, she clearly has taken an interest here, although, me thinks, it is because she has an idea this is a cafe too.

Friday, 1 November 2013