Monday, 27 August 2012

August updates

How strange it seems that August is almost over, and with it summer. Not that we get much of a 'summer' in the typical sense, but I do love the long light nights, the greenery and the milder temperatures. This year seems to have flown by!

A couple of little updates - my girlfriend has moved in with me temporarily, which is really fun. I've never lived with anyone before but I'm really enjoying it. She'll only be here for a couple of months until she saves up for her own place but it's still a nice 'trial' for the future!

We are also cat-sitting for my flatmate's sister so we have a little bundle of fun called Bailey for a few weeks. Last time she was visiting us she did a little naughty poo on my bed quilt, so this time my door is staying firmly closed!!!

I've been doing a bit of freelance work lately in an effort to get some more money and expand my skills. It's going quite well and I hope to keep it up.

And finally, I'm away to Bulgaria next week for 8 days. Unfortunately it's more of a 'work' trip than a holiday, as we're dealing with some family stuff but hopefully we'll get some nice evenings out inbetween. Also it's sunny! I'll get my Vit D in before the long dark Scottish winter begins..

Monday, 13 August 2012


This weekend we had some lovely weather (for once!) so myself and a few friends went for a wee road trip to the countryside. We visited an abandoned Ironworks factory and steam railway. I'd seen the location in a BMX video last year and really fancied visiting it myself (although without a BMX!!)

We had a great time exploring the old buildings and trains. It's quite sad to think of how many people must've worked in the place for so long and now it's falling apart. Although it is strangely appealing in its decay. Here are a few photos I took:

Also if anyone's interested, here is the BMX video shot there. The rider is a mad fellow! Amazing stuff: