Friday, 7 July 2006

All roads lead to Balado.

             

Thank you Donna for this lovely graphic.

 

Good Afternoon everyone, at last we have had some of your nice weather  it has been very hot here the last three days. The picture are a mix and I will explain as I go.  When we go to Perth we can come home two different ways either straight down the motorway or up Glenfarg the scenic route.  As we passed one day last week Stuart said oh look at the Lion in the woods I missed it so this week he slowed down so I could see it too.  Thought you too would like to see it.  The village enters the Britain in Bloom and does very well  and this is part of this years entry. The next pictures are of the poppies in the garden just now.  I got the seed about 3 years ago from my daughter in law and put them away and forgot about them till last year when I bought my small greenhouse I think I told you about it last year.  I went to get the seeds out of the drawer I had put them in and unfortunately they had all emptied out a the bottom of the drawer. I thought they that would be the end of things but I scooped them up and planted some of them and this is the result and I must say I was really chuffed about it.  This morning we went out for our Saturday coffee.  Yes I know its Friday but it will be very difficult to get anywhere tomorrow with T In the Park on. After our coffee I asked Stu to take me out the back roads to Balado where the Music  Festival is being held so I could get some pictures to share with you but as you can see from my results we did not get near it at all.  All the roads are closed around it and part of my village is closed off even to the residents, and boy did we have bother to get home we kept getting stopped by the police.  I have never seen so many flack jackets and even armed police.  I was surprised to hear that nobody down south has heard of this event as we are talking about something almost as big a Glastonbury.  They have revised the numbers to over 150 thousand people will be visiting over the weekend.  As I sit here the Helicopters are going to and fro and the traffic on the motorway is very busy.  When we passed today thecamping site had just opened and the people were streaming in from all directions.  All this today and the music does not start till tomorrow afternoon. Here is a list of some of the 170 bands that will appear .......Top of the bill    Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Who, Franz Ferdinand, The Strokes, Paul Weller, Richard Ashcroft,and of course The Proclaimers  etc etc. I think that me for today I thin Roger has just about finished with Bkorkman and I want to watch Nadal think that should be a great match.  Hope the rain stays away.  Have you noticed that Monty is not on till 10pm tonight that's awful late for us old gardeners.   Love

                                                   

 

Sara made this for me.

6 comments:

aniracj said...

It would not be right without the Proclaimers.....I love their music now......did not when I was younger but it has grown on me and I can't get enough of it!!! How will they get through 170 bands, LOL........24 hour music?

ally123130585918 said...

Joan Love your pictures and the Lion is really great ~ The Poppies look lovely  ~ Glad you enjoyed your Saturday coffee on a Friday lol ~ 150 thousand people visiting your village it is really going to be very busy ~ and so many Bands playing ~ makes you wonder how long this festival will go on for ~ and all the police on duty ~ must be a bit scary to see them armed ~ hope it dosn't disrupt your life too much ~ Ally

msecz said...

Love the Lion and the beautiful poppies! With that many people visiting your village it will be hard to get out at all won't it.... hope you can go where you want though and it is well behaved. Maybe you will be able to hear some of the music where you live.... how far is it away from your house? Hope you have a nice week end no matter what... Sandra

jeadie05 said...

Sorry dear no I,havent heard about your festival it does sound like fun ,The lion is impressive and the poppys are lovely ,hope you enjoyed your coffee ........Jan xx

jlocorriere05 said...

I'm so glad you had luck with the poppies, they're beautiful! I love the lion too! I hope you don't get too disturbed by the crowds and music, they do have the volume up way too loud at these events! Jeannette xx  

adlessor said...

Your poppies are so beautiful.  You must have a green thumb!  Wow, That's a lot of extra people in your town this weekend.  Good luck getting around.  That's a pretty cool looking lion too.  Get out your ear plugs and have a good weekend.     Dawn