Monday, 21 November 2005

Still Monday

We managed our little trip out this afternoon to our local RSPB reserve. It was a lovely afternoon and the light was very good which is important to us when we are bird watching.  The scrapes where the shallow water is are all totally frozen but the loch  itself is free from ice at the moment.  If we get a longer spell of freezing weather the loch will freeze over and we will maybe manage to have a Bon Spiel which is outdoor curling which is a lot of fun for the curlers as there is a lot of whisky consumed while waiting for your turn.  There has not been a Bon spiel for many  years we nearly had one about 7or 8 years ago but the ice takes a while to be thick enough for the event about 10 -14 days of really freezing weather. The last time the date was announced and the day before we had a great big thaw and that was the end of that. If we get  a big freeze  I will be there with camera in hand and the hip flask in pocket LOL.  Bye the way I have never seen one in real life only film or pictures and it something I would love to see. 

This is a picture of the way it would have been back early last century. And that friends is that for today. Goodnight and sleep well. Love


ally123130585918 said...

Joan I enjoyed reading your entry, curling sounds great fun - Whisky just to keep you warm........   sounds good to me.....Have a lovely evening and take care.....Ally

jeadie05 said...

Wow that would be something wouldnt it Joan ,if it happens we would love to hear about it ..............Jan xx

sylviam4000 said...

Save a drop of the hard stuff for me lol. Take care, thinking of you.
Sylvia xx

sarajanesmiles said...

That sounds like so much fun Joan, fingers crossed for the right conditions this winter, I'd love to see pics and hear all about it :o)
Sara   x

jmoqueen said...

Will you not be taking part then Joan?  I'm sure this weather is going to get worse before it gets better so I reckon you'll be out there curling with the rest of 'em ;-)