It may not feel like the end of summer to you (wherever you are...) but here the schools are back to work and today the rain (summer rain though it may be...) is doing its best to get our coats on and our laundry in.
It has been a kind of bitty summer, if you know what I mean. Some great days though... and lovely moments and good reads in amongst it all. For example, I read this book by Scottish comedian Rhona Cameron (borrowed from a friend):
First published in 2003 'nineteen seventy-nine' is one year in the diaries of a Musselburgh maid (13 year old Rhona) and I loved it. The awful sexual encounters, the boredom, the obsessions, the family dramas...there is a lot in this book to enjoy, laugh and cry along with. It's a light read with much punch.
And as for lovely days... few can compete with this Saturday just gone. The local nature reserve takes a guided walk out on the Montrose basin once a year and this year I finally made it out onto the mud. I've always fancied the chance to see our small town from a different angle and you don't often get a chance to stand in the middle of the basin (it's often filled with water for a start...). I've put a whole load of photos on facebook but here are a handful for those of you who don't get over that way.
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