Tuesday, April 29, 2014

In the end , we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

Bob and Sophie remain shell shocked until lunchtime. After that they revert to normal. They are however quieter than usual. They go to bed, exhausted, at nine and sleep until six thirty.

'Yes' campaigners out on the streets of Scotland. The polls are tightening and are now too close to call. It will be decided in the disindustrialised regions of the country where third generation unemployment has become the norm.

The place where Kate met Wills. The small print adds 'for coffee '. 

The Royal and Ancient Club House. The Mecca of golf. Outside, the traffic stops for a family of ducks. In someways Scotland will never change.

The ending detracts a little but this charming video was posted by someone who understands dogs : 



  1. Any sign of 'No' voters on the streets of St Andrews?

    1. In St.Andrews as in the North East an Edinburgh the 'No' camp are very much a silent majority.

  2. A powerful, beautiful and heart-filling minute and a half.

  3. That's brought back some wonderful memories of 2 years living just outside St Andrews, I remember having the best curry ever there, yum,yum.

    Glad to hear the PONs are back to normal

  4. The video brought tears. Thinking about your kennel-shocked PONs, I can only tell you that when Jake and Just Harry -- now just Just Harry -- came back from a few days at "camp," they would slurp water, then find the closest comfy spot to curl up and sleep. Eat and sleep. Eat and sleep. Sometimes for several days. And then the painful-to-hear hoarse bark that emerged sounded as though they had spent hours cheering at a football (soccer? rugby?) game. Your heading today particularly appropriate as yesterday was Remembrance Day.

  5. Can Scotland support the benefits of third (and future) generations of unemployed by itself?

  6. Will be interested to see the vote results. Friends in Galloway refer to HR QE2 as "the English queen."

  7. We once had a referendum, requiring a Yes or No vote and people were handing out 'how to vote cards'....?

    We couldn't see the video. We're glad the pups are settling in after their traumatic experience.

    XXXOOO Bella & roxy

  8. A very heart breaking video, but I am sure that all of your dog lovers here would do the same thing in a heartbeat.