It always amuses (and yet horrifies) me the way the British (not all of us you understand) drive to beautiful places in the countryside, then sit right beside their car, in the carpark, usually facing the road. They eat their lunch, read the paper, maybe even sleep a little. And all a stones throw from a beauty spot!
The photo above is particularly amusing to me, as I always imagined that my old neighbour (when I lived in Edinburgh) was probably doing this whenever she went driving for the day. I wondered if I was being mean, but I based it on the fact that our flats were beside a park but she always put her deck chair out beside the road near our houses.
Turns out I was not being mean, that's HER in the photo! Sitting in the carpark 30 seconds walk from the path onto the Pentland Hills on a warm sunny day. Worst of all, if she faced the other way she would be looking at a view over the whole of Edinburgh and across the water to Fife, but no, she sat facing the row of cars on the other side of the carpark (not shown in photo). C_R_A_Z_Y. Luckily she was so unaware of her sourroundings she didn't spot me, the fact that I almost crawled on the ground behind a car helped - naughty.
And speaking of crazy, it's crazy busy here, I may need a bloggy break but thanks to all for your comments on dog (L has renamed her Lucy) and all other things. You people brighten my days immensely! Oh, and today, I took Lucy to met the folks at the farm shop, and she was so chilled out she sat (attached to rail) and waited quite happily while I nipped in for brocolli and nuts. We went to the dog place today and she is now officially ours!
Oh, and some cat sitting coming up too, so more of this to be had. That's Mo, he's growing up fast now, but still skinny with long legs. I had to put a bell on Mr P's cat today after he nearly caught the 1st blackbird chick of the season in my garden. Mr P hates him having a bell on, but it's just for a short while to give the chicks a fighting chance.