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Hi all
Its been a very hot day again and will continue for a while. lots of sun bathing and a busy site. The grass is growing long but cannot get to it just now with all the caravans so it will have to be a meadow for a while.
The stork has been seen and the flowers are blooming and some are drooping with the heat. i need to get a hose to make life easier.
There is lots of fun around the fire and the smell of the cooking makes me feel real hungry. Some are real good cooks.
I think we are due for a mantra morning soon so if you want to join in just let us know.
Blessings Deborah


Hi All,
I got some amazing pics of the river today from the centre. (No I cant walk on water) :-) It is amazing the water was low enough to get the pics and i love them. Think maybe they are the best ones I have taken yet. I hope i can get them on the site web pacl.
Its been a hot day again with little shower patches in between. I was watching the raindrops on the water as they hit and fall then spread out having that knock on effect like our human interaction. but what fascinated me was the circles within circles white black white black i was trying to count them as it looked like even though some raindrops were smaller and some larger they all seem to appear to have the same amount of cirlces . What was frustrating is I couldn;t count quick enough before they faded out. If anyone has a video that can slow down the action i would love to have the answer to my question. how many circles do they produce and are they all the same amount.? That would be totally amazing if they all counted the same. Its only because I have not been busy today that I got the time to observe closer.
Look forward to someone coming up with the answer. I would be impressed.
Blessings Deborah

Stillness after storm

Hi all,
Well we had some wind yesterday but it was not so bad I made sure most was tied down but we had a wee bit of stuff that needs sorting. We had a small shower of rain to water the plants and now we are back to the sun. It amazed me how the birds were still going at the seed I put out yesterday. The wee ones could hardly fly in the wind and it was pretty strong for any to be out in it but they were determined to eat and were amazing to watch as they got blown from one direction to another but still managed to keep their balance and land on a branch that was waving 10 times faster than the royal family in their carriage. Definitely a lesson for us all to learn. Without a certain amount of balance and determination no doubt they would have been blown against a wall or something. They all got fed and survived.:-) Faith and focused intent was all they needed. Today its easy for them. The wind has gone.
Ironing is done and weeding to be done. But first my breakfast.Everyone else is fed.
Hope those who stayed enjoyed themselves. I see every ones tents are still in one piece I did keep my eyes open in case of emergency but all is well.Even the dogs are chilling with a bone.
Safe journey on wards to those travelling today hope the midges keep away.
Blessings Deborah

truly unbelievable

Forgot to mention. We do allow a communal fire pit. Usually people buy their own wood or rummage for fallen tree branches, Sometimes we supply wood. On many occasions people have thrown the wooden chairs on the fire for fire wood. We have let this go by. But come on guys really? a nailed down handrail. Is that necessary? I know it was in the process of being sanded down and painted but it wasnt that bad surely. If you wish us to keep the option of the use of a communal fire pit then please do not take wood that is obviously being used. It would be amusing if it wasnt such hard work and we had someone coming today and needing the use of that handrail and didnt have the wood to replace it. Id appreciate it if we could keep our doors too. They are wood. :-)
Blessings Deborah

Busy days

Hi All,
What a great day again. The sun was shining and its going to be a great few days at camp. It was real busy today finishing of the glamping pod area. Still got some stuff to do over there but we have our first glampers this year christening the Bell tent. with a bottle of wine. It has been so busy that I am still hyper . Just done my second coat of paint in the bathroom of the chalet I am staying in. Cant see a thing now as its dark. My car needs a wash but its too dark to do it now though I could do it if I had light. Still looking around for things to do. Thats the trouble when it gets busy and im working all day I cant seem to slow down and sleep. Not even a lump of cheese works . Thats my usual thing to help me sleep. So hey here I am on the computer updating the blog to bore you to tears. Not got the mower done yet hope it will be done tomorrow.
Just removed a spider that was heading onto my head.. Didn't think I was still enough for it to land. Good job it was a wee one or I would be jumping up and down . Actually thats not a bad idea maybe that will help me sleep. I guess all that salad has detoxed me too so even more energy flowing through me. Ok if this was daytime there would be lots I can do. It seems a waste of a night. I cant even bake a cake for my daughter coming home as I have not got the flour . I would drive to tesco but my petrol almost gone and may not get me to an open garage this time of night.. Ok this is a boring blog so Im gonna stop now and jump up and down for a while.
Sleep well
Blessings Deborah

Cool and beautiful

Hi Campers,
We hope you are enjoying your stay with us at Riverside Contin. We sure are having fab sunshine here. This morning is cooler but I am sure we are going to have scorching sun again. The damselflies don't seem to think so they seem to be hiding all except for the blue one I saw it yesterday. It was still a scorcher of a day then so who knows what today will bring. The dogs happier it is cooler and has taken up her usual position under the table for tit bits and coolness.
Mart is taking his time figuring how to put a gas grill together. It looks complex.Why don't they give the option of things already built plus option of flat packed. If it fits in a car there should be that option. Would save a lot of time.
The Robins are awaiting their breakfast and I have not yet had mine. The dogs the only one been fed..

We have someone coming to check out the mower today Thank God. That will make life easier I hope..

Safe journey on wards and have a fab time in Scotland.
Blessings Deborah

beautiful day

Hi All,
Gosh another beautiful hot day. Sat there in the grass cutting it with the shears I really enjoyed myself. Managed to sand some hand rails down and water the flowers which were real thirsty. Also managed to sit by the river for 5 minutes and played my drum for a wee while. It brought in some red and blue dragonflies or it may have been damselflies. They all seem to be mating. Wee fish came in too. not sure if baby trout or salmon . Was real cool to see. It was a beautiful day. I really enjoyed it.

By the way the shop is not owned by the camp site. We are down the side of the shop following the drive down. There are notices. The shop owner cannot handle the stress . So please don't go and ask them what to do to camp. The sign by the blue chalet is big enough for all to see and the information board is on the reception down the drive by the yellow chalet which is as bright as the sun . A Sunny welcome will be awaiting you at Riverside Contin.

Blessings Deborah

What a morning

Another hot day again, wow. got the sit on mower out but it broke down again. Martyn told me to push it back in the shed (up hill) I huffed and I puffed and I pushed and I pulled cat flaps like dumbells straining with the effort . I think he thinks i'm a gorilla or something. I could not move that damn thing an inch. I felt like an orangutan and one that had fallen in the river at that. Well its sat there and I couldn't shift it so if you see me sat in the middle of a football size field looking like a daisy in a field full of daisies and buttercups with a pair of shears in my hand cutting the lawn don't think I am crazy. I may be a bit frustrated but I am doing the best I can with the old bad tools we have. Should be done by winter at this rate. :-) or maybe Autumn if i'm super fast.
Well i'm real hot now so lunch and time out, then see you all later among the daisies .
Blessings Deborah


Hi Guys,
Well its a lot cooler today here at Riverside Contin Camp.Gave me a chance to do the strimming . I started the other day but it was much to hot. So didnt do too much. Went to get a new strimmer as our tools are rubbish asked for a light weight easy to use strimmer. What did they give me a heavy weight hard to pull strimmer , Im stood there pulling this thing in and out with no engine igniting . Story of my life with garden tools. With an end that is hard to get off. the wire coming out is like an inch so its not cutting much. Anyway its good for the arm muscles keeps the biceps, toned to keep away what some call "bat wings" not sure why they called that as bats have rather a slow flapping with their wings. Oh the other name I heard them called is "bingo Wings"!!?? what the hell are bingo wings? I dont even play bingo :-) I prefer the name cat flaps as they flap a little faster. Especially with a heavy vibrating strimmer. Boy my hands are still tingling from the vibration. Also noted I kept changing hands from left to right as the weight striming up hill is difficult and heavy. pulls on the lower back muscles. So think in future those that do petrol strimming will get a reduction for the back massage therapies as now I know how it feels. Anyway I am not moaning. As usual I am observing from my weird perception.
The stork has been seen again. Half the grass has been cut and buttercups and daisys left intact so you wont get your usual regimental lines. The mower is still chucking out the grass so at least it gets a good mulch if nothing else.
But hey its cool today the midges are nowhere to be seen which is great. Actually I have been lucky this year I have not been bitten once. They are not usually bad anyway but when you get a few they usually aim for me .

My dog is running around again like a mental demented wolf after having her stitches removed from her paw and being able to go out again. So thats a good sign not the mental bit but the recovery :-)

Im looking forward to doing a wee bit of touring around myself end of this month. There are a few local cairns and waterfalls I wish to visit again so Martyn will be around when I am not.

Pleasant journeys. Enjoy your time in Scotland as it is amazing the sun we are having here.Indeed those traveling this year to Contin and around this area are lucky with the sun for sure.
Blessings Deborah