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Sunday, 7 March 2010

Sunday 7 March

Fairly bright today, but with some cloud about and a persistent breeze. Not complaining though; could be so much worse. Managed to get the better of that cold that was bothering me since Thursday or Friday, just one of those things. As I type, the Sunday ferry is about to set sail on its now customary single sailing across to Ullapool.

After the Sunday ferry, we now have a big discussion about Sunday sports. The Sports Centre here in Stornoway is closed on the Sabbath, in order not to offend those that feel that the Sabbath should be a day of rest. The unfortunate anomaly is that elsewhere within the Western Isles sports centres (like at Lionacleit in Benbecula) are open on Sundays. A girl of 10, with the backing of her parents, tried to get legal aid to force the issue, but an application for that was turned down. The campaign is still on-going, now by people with deep pockets. There is another argument: why can people get a drink in the pubs on Sunday, but not engage in sports? The latter is a lot healthier than the former.

Francis Street, Stornoway, Sunday 13 April 2008

5 comments:

  1. We too have a bright day with sunshine here in Ohio. It's chilly in the shade but in the sun it is wonderful. It's just barely above the freezing mark but the sun does make a difference.
    I'm enjoying it for sure!

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  2. Once again, beautiful pictures. We're sunny here this Sunday morning and at 47 degrees a little after 10am. They say rain is moving in for later in the week (not happy to hear that with the rehearsal & wedding coming later this week) and the dreaded "S" word was mentioned as a possibilty for next weekend or the beginning of the following week. We've only had a dusting of "S" and that was one day back in early December. I would like to see more things closed on Sunday so it could be a family day, but if the pubs are open (and they are here too) then I say open everything. Linda over here in Washington the state

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  3. It has been a bright sunny day here too Guido but again very cold indeed.Francis Street looks a little like my town does on a Sunday.I suppose whatever opened Sundays it wouldn't be enough for some people and too much for others.I prefer to have a nice quiet Sunday.Thankyou for sharing the picture.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

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  4. started snowing here on sunday at 18h and stopped 3a.m monday morning; at time of writing it is 0° and its starting to snow again. We have 40cm--okay for mainland britain but her its 45minutes to the med coast!!Lovely the pussy in previous post--and the fire

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  5. We've been on a weather roller coaster as usual. I have enjoyed all the snow we have had, but I don't have to get out in it much. Spring here brings wind & with it dust storms on a regular basis. It's mostly cotton fields surroundin the town & west of us & the cotton isn't us yet this time of year. If we don't get enough moisture we can get some pretty wicked dust. I love the photo of Stornoway.I'm in agreement with you about the sports centers being closed on Sunday, but you can visit the pubs.
    Sorry I've not been back in a while-are you on facebook? I am. Friend me if you are & would like to. I'm Barbara Whisman Miller on FB.
    Barb (queenb)

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