Saturday, 16 January 2010


Finally a quick video showing lots of black areas, hurrah.

Back Garden

My back garden this morning with lots of snow away.

full picture

This is the full picture.

Saturday 945

Ok got up and got this sight of the grass across and thought I needed a bit of a close up, so this is the close-up of the grass. A lot of the Snow is away after lots of rain last night. Trust me I went to bed at 1.15am but couldn't get to sleep to around 3am with wind and rain on the window.

Friday, 15 January 2010

rugby, twitter #followfriday and other stuff.

Good afternoon all, no pictures the now. Thought you might have had enough from yesterday. The broadband signal was playing up for a number of days there, so grrr. It appears to be working a lot better now.

I did my #followfridays at midnight last night, so I haven't had to worry about doing them during today. Here is the list:
@cdhinton @braescotland @_alexham @tezzer57 @tookiebunten @jscognam @faulko1 @weeyin13 @dezbee2008 @lisaseat @josh_biggs @centcaps @sophielouiseJ @tourscotland @clueless_bimbo @queenofscots67 @lliswerryguy @ceggs @evilnanny @shadwell1970 @slashasterisk @jennired @caldjr @xsex @ms_cornwall @barrysnedden @natcoombs @mikeantwerp @rbmartin @wendyhurrell @pitchero @wossy @stephenfry @westfm @itvtakemeout @joindave @achrisevans @tweetybear67 @alanwho @joreynolds55 @dezbee2008 @b26marauder @cumnockchron @birssy @djmissfrenchie @kjmurdoch @campbellclaret @bbclauraK

At the rugby club last night I had a number of beers which was good, for some of the hard work I have been doing down there, but I volunteered to do bar Tuesday nights until I get a job. Its not a long shift anyway. I think there is football on English BBC next Tuesday, so I will be able to watch it. We have a committee meeting on Monday.

Catriona was down in the club last night, the person organising the Burns Supper for Saturday 6th February. After seeing the Cumnock Chronicle website on Wednesday and it mentioning Cumnock RFC Burns Supper. Bobby Horton (the chairman of the event) was also there. I was glad I was down in the club to see how they got on organising it. They even got other people who were not buying a ticket to go to it. On the same day Cumnock is away to Cowal (Dunoon) with a noon kick-off. I wonder how long it takes to get back from Dunoon back to Cumnock?

The Cumnock Chronicle did put the email I did into the paper (bottom right of page 31 (2nd last page). Everybody I showed the paper liked the fact it was in the paper (yeah, I didn't get shouted at). I did the right thing.

After that I went into The Sun, tried Fireflies (which I cannot do) and went down that ice path to the bus stands.

Then I got home, had a bite to eat and did some work on the tvnewscaps british threads site as my computer was going quicker and had a very nice chat with sabrina about snow.

I went to bed at 2.30 (and went straight to sleep) and got up at 9am this morning. American Idol has started again and I watched the Atlanta one this morning, you can see from the packages if they are good singers or not before they go up. The biggest point ofcourse was #pantsontheground song. Thankfully the general is 62, so he was slightly above 28 year old limit. Here is the video link

Just watch it!

Lunchtime, I am away.

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Cumnock bus statìon

There wasnt any snow on that hill, just ice, it is normally ten seconds to get down. To make sure I got down OK, I took 1 minute.

Cumnock square 2

Cumnock square

Very icy


Thats me home, I tested to see how deep the snow was below my pavement, Its nearly as deep as me putting my size 10 shoes in straight down (like kicking).

Auchinleck Pictures

The path

Another view of the path from the bottom of the path to actually show what East Ayrshire Council cleared.

Another picture of main street

Another point where I could show the road being clear, but the pavements not.

First picture heading up main street

Do you like the amount of space you have to walk in.

Picture going up Main Street

This is me trying to demonstrate the amount the roads have been cleared, but not the payments. This is when I am walking up towards home.

Picture towards Cumnock

Picture towards Cumnock from beside Tesco.

Picture of hills

I just did my shopping and I decided to take a few pictures on the way home. So this is what the next few pictures are.

Yes, the council are working

I could hear a beep and I looked across at the path and saaw a East Ayrshire Council van, clearing it of snow. I think the snow has stopped the now. I thought I had better get a picture of it. I am sorry if the picture is small, I used the zoom on my phone.

My steps

The path at the bottom of stairs didnt have any snow on it last night, it is only a small sprinkling.

Back this morning


Morning all, I hope you are all ok. The snow did continue, they must have been a inch or so last night, it definately covered the road. From Well Road the gritters have been out.

I am now watching american idol as you all know I like to keep up on american programming.

Auchinleck 1250

Yes I am just heading to bed. It snowed slightly when I left to go to Cumnock RFC tonight. The SRU put out the fixture changes today and it means it interfears with a social event and when we beat that team we are suppose to play at arran the weekend Wales plays Scotland in 6 nations.

It is thankfully main committee meeting on Monday (I think).

Anyway when I went to the club the ice was that bad I slid on it. Thankfully my big gloves did the job of protecting my hands.

I came home on an earlier bus and watched some telly. The end of Slumdog Millionaire (I saw it last year at cinema) then some QI with Stephen Fry. The ice on my steps was bad, so I got rid of some of it and now it is snowing again (as shown on the video).

Now its bed time. Goodnight.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Cumnock bus station

Just to prove its still as white as it was before christmas.

Front - Wednesday 13 January

It hasnt been freezing for a couple of days now, but it isn't warm enough yet to thaw the snow away.

I just checked the weather forecast for Cumnock

It is suppose to heavy rain Friday and Saturday at +4/+6c, so here is hoping it gets rid of the snow.