Sunny evening, 6 June 2018

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Sunday 27 June

Quite a breezy day with some sunshine, but this evening has seen some downpours. It's half an hour from sunset, but the lights are on as the rain lashes down. Spent the day compiling a new website, about a Naval Cemetery in Orkney that I visited in 2008. I entered pictures and data on a forum, but have now stuck it on another Blogger-based site - works quite well.

A lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth going on this afternoon after England lost to Germany in the football worldcup by 4 goals to 1. My mainly Scottish Twitter contacts were gloating, and the air was thick with puns. The match between Argentina and Mexico was a lot better, even if Mexico went down 1-3.

The plans for an internal refurbishment of the 1929-built Town Hall in Stornoway have been approved by the Scottish Government. I like the plans, as they appear to make the building more useable - and compliant with disabled access legislation to boot. Others don't like them, and another exchange on Twitter turned the air fairly blue. It's not just the plans themselves that are at issue, the planning process is also alleged to have been flawed.


  1. Just stopping in to see what you are up to. It is always something interesting.

  2. Same knasing of teeth down this way Gudeo !! why is that someone always wants to winge about planning applications.....usually they are for the better....though not always I have been objecting for the very first time about a development in our village for a 75 bed nursing home and 18 single units..much to big a development...but other wise I wouldn't normally be complaining. Especially if the access etc is to be made better. Hope you have a better day today. One of our older members at church is on a coach tour of the islands this week..I did warn her about the midges...and said maybe rain !!
    Love Sybil xx

  3. I agree, Guido always has his thumb on the pulse of things.........