31 Dec 2008

"Sun Arise" by Rolf Harris

Benachie Dec 31

Another year gone! And what a year it has been. Good and bad. Good holidays with friends and family. Expanding my voluntary work in the community. New mountain bike. Big stock crash and everyone wondering when the bottom will be reached.

The last day of the year saw me taking an early walk up Benachie with my friend Harry R. The sun was just rising as we neared the summit with lovely views of the Garioch. Nice way to end 2008.


20 Dec 2008

"Thank God It's Christmas" by Queen

Nearly Christmas already!

Where does the time go? Nearly Christmas and here we at the shortest day of the year. I managed to get a good walk up Benachie on the 9th December with my friends, John and Esmae.

I have been to a few Christmas Lunch parties too. Here we are at the TOTAL Pensioners Association party in Aberdeen. Santa looks pleased to see me.

On the 13th December the MCP01 boys got together for our annual bash at the Prince of Wales bar in Aberdeen follwed by a curry. Always a great event. Not everyone can make it every year but there is always a good turn out.

I cooked a special meal last week.. Slow cooked Leg of Lamb with butter beans. It was so good I am cooking it for New Year's dinner.

I also baked some Tipsy Cake and Sticky Toffee Pudding ready for the BIG FEED at Christmas. Here is a photo of the Sticky Toffee Pudding just coming out of the oven.

Nearly forgot to mention my new Bicycle.. a Cannondale F4. It will take the place of my trusted Marin that has taken me far and wide over the past ten years without fault.
The weather has been so poor I have only been out in it once since I bought it in October!
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