Sunday, 26 February 2012

Witness the (lack of) fitness.

I took Dolly out for another spin on Saturday morning. The weather was not great but I was really wanting to try and do a bit of a cardio workout. We headed along the A70 and I had great intentions of trying to do at least 30 miles. It didn't think that there was much wind until I hit the open road and it was much hillier than I remembered too. I struggled along till I reached 10 miles then gave in. It took me almost an hour to go West and half an hour to come back East. Brutal!

I had hoped to go for a run or something today, but had too much bad booze on Saturday night so the only energy I could muster was for a short walk, via the Scotmid for Lucozade and crisps and then watched the rugby.

More exercise and less drinking next weekend.

View to the Pentlands.

A long and windy road.

Peace x

All photographs by Caroline Harvey.

Friday, 24 February 2012

Tour de Scotland.

Well it's Friday again. I can't quite believe it, the week has passed so quickly. I have had a busy but extremely enjoyable week.

My new job is taking me all over the country and at the moment I am loving every minute of it. I had forgotten how beautiful my own country is, even in dreich weather. I have travelled approx 1300 miles and been to Stirling, Perth, Inverness, Callander, Crieff, Pitlochry, Aberfeldy, Blairgowrie, Braemar, Ballater, Elgin, Forres, and Kirkcaldy. 

I even got to have an overnight stay with the Mater and Pater this week, which was fabulous. The best dinner, bed and breakfast in the North East.

My observations of the week are;

1) Scotland has to be the rainbow capital of the world. I have seen so many rainbows this week I have lost count, but it is well over a dozen. Sadly there has never been an opportune moment to stop and try and take a photo, so you will just have to take my word for it. In my world seeing over a dozen rainbows in one week makes me smile lots and makes life all the more worthwhile.

2) The majority of car drivers on the A9 are complete w**kers and have a death wish for themselves and anyone else who may get in their way. As a general rule it would seem to be that they are male, drive an Audi A4 and are obviously in a very big hurry to sell stuff that is so important to mankind that it could possibly not wait the few precious minutes it takes to get to the next dual carriageway. 

3) Pheasants on the A9 also have a death wish and like to play road roulette. Not hit one yet, but close!

4) Apart from the zig zag sign posts that tell you that the road has a few twists and turns coming up the second most popular sign post on Scottish roads is "oncoming traffic in middle of road", or indeed taking up the whole of the road.

Lunch stop, A9.

Always good to know where you have lunch.

Glen Shee, Old Military Road.

Lunch stop on Thursday.

Loch Lubnaig.

Other good news of the week is that I have managed to go climbing 3 times to Alien 1. It is so good to go back as a customer again, makes climbing much, much more enjoyable. Had great fun with my climbing buddies. Thanks for the belays. 

I forgot to mention that last weekend I also went to the Museum. It is the first time I have been since it has been refurbished and I have to say it is absolutely amazing. I could stand in the main entrance hall all day just marvelling at the space and light. If you have not been yet it is a must, best free entertainment you can get in Edinburgh on a dull day.

Beasties big and small.

Peace x

All photographs by Caroline Harvey.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Getting around.

It has been a busy old week in the life of me. I have seen a lot of the countryside this week and will see much much more over the coming months. Thankfully the weather has been good, so the driving has been pretty easy going. Over the course of Wednesday, Thursday and Friday I visited Glasgow, Balloch, Callander, Fort William, Lanark, Dumfries and Kirkcudbright. Not sure what this week will have in store but more miles will be travelled that's for sure. Hopefully get some nice photo opportunities along the way.

My Valentine treat to myself.


Loch Linnhe, Fort William.

Visit Scotland, Kirkcudbright.

This Saturday morning was Dolly's debut. It was a very cold and slightly windy outing but fun none the less. Beth, Neil and I had a great cycle over some of the Bathgate hills. I think it was about 18 miles in total but I found myself severely lacking in cycle fitness especially on the uphills, it was thigh burn central. I have much training to do in order to be fit for the Glasgow to Edinburgh 100 miler, but thankfully September is a few months away. I am very excited for some slightly warmer Spring and Summer days.

Dolly with her friends.


Day out.

Peace x

All photos by Caroline Harvey.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012


Roses are red,
Violets are blue.
Yeah whatever.
Blah, blah blah.

For sale.

Re-light my fire.

Peace xx

All photographs by Caroline Harvey.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Scottish Mining Museum.

Today I was participating in a photography workshop at the Scottish Mining Museum run by Sean Bell. I have never been to the museum before so it was a good way to get to look around at areas that are not usually accessible to the general public. Here are a few photos from my day, not sure if any are particularly good as I think my wee brain was finding it difficult to process quite a lot of information, so the end results are a bit mixed.

All in all though it was a great day and I am in awe of Sean's great photographic abilities.

Half and half.

Rainbow bricks.

It's a sign.

Catalogue man, Nick.

Almost rule of thirds fence.



Cone obsessed.

Peace x

All photographs by Caroline Harvey.

Friday, 10 February 2012

Friday Flowers

Well it's Friday and the end of another short chapter in my life as I start a new job on Monday. Hopefully this will also give me some new photo opportunities as I will be travelling to different places.

Todays photo is an oldie from my Squamish days. Love them Squamish days. Good times. Good people.


Peace x

All photographs by Caroline Harvey.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Bits and bobs.

My weekend has contained the following, in no particular order. Walking, shopping, girly dinner, red wine, climbing, head ache, lethargy, walking back to shop, photos and drawing on bananas.

Haven't taken a shadow pic in a while.


No I did not steal it! Grrrr.

Cos it feels good to draw on a banana.

Peace x

All photos by Caroline Harvey.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Stationary colours.

My photo a day task is starting to prove quite tricky. When you mostly do the same routine and go to the same places each day, you really do have to think of what else to take a photo of, especially if you are pushed for time. The last three days I have continued with my rainbow colour theme and tried just to find things that I have in the house. Below is what I have found so far, not too exciting but cheap and quick.

Clips of colour.



Short red.

Colour by numbers.

Peace x

All photographs by Caroline Harvey.