Saturday, 31 December 2011
Friday, 30 December 2011
Thursday, 29 December 2011
Wednesday, 28 December 2011
This was taken shortly before 4pm one day last week. Every year it always amazes me just how early it gets dark. My daughters have been catching the school bus in the dark each morning (7:40am) and getting off it at night in almost darkness (4:10pm). Still, the nights are now drawing out, as they say.
Tuesday, 27 December 2011
Monday, 26 December 2011
Sunday, 25 December 2011
Saturday, 24 December 2011
Friday, 23 December 2011
Thursday, 22 December 2011
Johnshaven Stores is open every day of the year apart from Christmas Day.
Changes to the usual opening hours over the festive period are as follows:
Christmas Day - closed
Boxing Day - open 10am-2pm
Tues 27th - open as usual, closing at 6pm
Wed 28th - Sat 31st open as usual (till 8pm every night)
New Year's Day - 12-2pm
Mon Jan 2nd - 10am-6pm
then back to usual until the same time next year!
Merry Christmas from Ewan & all the staff.
Wednesday, 21 December 2011
Tuesday, 20 December 2011
Monday, 19 December 2011
Sunday, 18 December 2011
This is Station Place on the site of the old railway station. In the distance you can see the railway bridge that was the Photo-of-the-day a few days ago.
Below is a photo of the station as it once was before the line was closed in the 1960s. This photo was pinched from Johnshaven.com where you can see lots of photos, both old and new, of the village.
Saturday, 17 December 2011
Friday, 16 December 2011
Thursday, 15 December 2011
Ooooh such excitement!!
The man in red came to Johnshaven this morning to visit the youngsters at the Little Nippers parents, babies & pre-schoolers group.
Before meeting the children Santa did a bit of research, checking who has been naughty or nice this year.
Many 'Ho ho hos' later, all the children had received a wee gift and are undoubtedly now as high as kites - how many sleeps until Christmas?
Wednesday, 14 December 2011
This bridge, which carries the bulk of traffic into Johnshaven, once spanned the railway. Now it frames an area known as the Beechgrove Garden. This section of the former railway line was revamped some years ago by the TV programme of the same name, and is now maintained by a group of volunteers.
Tuesday, 13 December 2011
Monday, 12 December 2011
Sunday, 11 December 2011
Saturday, 10 December 2011
Friday, 9 December 2011
Hurricane Bawbag blasted through the village yesterday afternoon and left us without power for many hours. The electricity was off from about 4-8pm and (when my daughter had just stepped into the shower) at 9pm it went off again! We had no power until it came back on a little after 9am this morning.
When I say 'we' I mean the entire village apart from the residents of Herd Crescent and the end of Castle Street whose power never seems to go off. Bizarrely, they are on the same line/ circuit/ whatever as Lathallan School and whilst the rest of us were shivering in the dark their Christmas lights were twinkling away.
The photo is of my hubby, Ewan, keeping Johnshaven Stores open by gas light. He had to give up at 7:30 when the gas cannister ran out.
Thursday, 8 December 2011
The Met Office has issued an Amber Alert for this area for the storm that's coming this afternoon. These photos were taken at about 11am this morning and the wind was already pretty strong. It's going to be really, really wild later.
Wednesday, 7 December 2011
If you've ever wandered along the coastal path you'll have walked past Alison Stewart's house on West Street, and chances are you'll have spotted her window with its permanent display of her lovely seascape paintings. Her house is right next to the beach so she has amazing views to provide constant inspiration.
You may have seen the window, but just in case you haven't seen the lovely lady herself, here's Alison shivering outside her house yesterday morning!
Tuesday, 6 December 2011
While much of Scotland is currently covered in snow, this was the scene down at the harbour this morning.
This time last year the kids had already had several snow days off school, but we've not seen a flake of the white stuff so far this winter.
Monday, 5 December 2011
Sunday, 4 December 2011
Saturday, 3 December 2011
Friday, 2 December 2011
Thursday, 1 December 2011
Wednesday, 30 November 2011
Some time ago the Photo-a-Day pic was of a new delivery of creels sitting at the harbour. Some of them have now had the netting added. I'm sure there's a technical term for this - can anyone educate me?
I think I've changed the settings so that anyone can post comment without having to register/ sign in.
Tuesday, 29 November 2011
It's not actually impending, there is a storm blowing right now, but at least it wasn't raining when I took this photo at about 9:30 this morning. What the photo doesn't show is the fact that I was struggling to hold the camera still as I was being buffeted about by the wind.
No doubt these plastic boxes and all of that seaweed will be thrown onto the road at high tide.
Monday, 28 November 2011
Sunday, 27 November 2011
Saturday, 26 November 2011
Here's the Christmas Fair in full swing in the Village Hall today. It is organised by a different village group every year - they hire tables out to other groups and provide refreshments in the wee hall at the back.
This year it's the turn of Johnshaven Primary School to run the event - you can just make out the Santa hats of some children on the stage, singing Christmassy songs.
It is a great fundraiser for all the participating groups and is always very well supported by the community.
Friday, 25 November 2011
I've tried to add short video clips to the Photo-a-Day blog but, infuriatingly, they've never actually uploaded properly. So, these photos will have to do - a wave - now you see it, now you don't!
These were taken this morning. It's beautiful here but very, very chilly.
Thursday, 24 November 2011
Wednesday, 23 November 2011
Tuesday, 22 November 2011
Even a plant ignoramus like me can see that these bulbs are popping up a bit early in the Starfish Studio tubs. On Radio Scotland this morning Fred Macaulay said that there's snow on the way, so I hope they're not doomed.