Sunday, 29 March 2020
The coastal town of Gourock at night. All posts from now on were taken before the corona virus lock down in the UK but I have a backlog of posts to pick from. This is the second part of our North Clyde Estuary Tour/weekend. A night walk across the Inverclyde Hills and streets during the hours of darkness...
Monday, 23 March 2020
Dumbarton Rock and Castle in sunshine. It's been a while since I've been down to Gourock, Greenock and Port Glasgow so this is a weekend away with Anne, visiting friends who stay in this area. Although essential for maintenance in old buildings it's nice to see the scaffolding mostly removed from the castle as it does detract from photography. An adventure in itself as it's fairly steep to explore Dumbarton Castle and the surrounding rock, is good value and cheaper than most castles at £6:00- Adults- 4:80 cons- 3:60 children under 16.
For anyone bored indoors during the corona virus and the soon to arrive UK lockdown.... I discovered recently that French You Tube equivalent Dailymotion has the full set ( in English of course) of Back in time for Dinner 60 minute episodes. A few Back in time for School Episodes and one Back in time for the Corner Shop. 1950s/1960s. All are worth a watch going back to the 1950s, 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s in music, fashion, gadgets, and food advances. Nostalgic, funny, and interesting. Once you are in the Dailymotion site type in Back in time for Dinner into the DM search box at top of page and you'll see them.
For instance I only discovered watching this why I became a latch key kid at 12 when my mum went out to work and I suddenly came back to an empty house lunch-times and at night for several hours before my parents returned. As I said to my dog at the time while feeding us both, somewhat disgruntled by our new situation. " She's abandoned us Kim. We're on our own now boy!"
The reason was the invention of the fridge freezer, frozen ready meals, and a wider selection of tinned goods which freed folk up so women could go out to work during the day instead of buying, cooking, and serving up meals daily with foodstuffs on the marble larder shelf that went off if not used right away. Being thick I never properly realized at the time why these three things were connected so firmly to my predicament. I just assumed we wasn't loved anymore. Sniff, sniff, Wah! :o)