Hi again folks!
It's been a truly awful couple of weeks, what with stress, ill health, and unbelievable amounts of work all jostling for first place in the 'things Gavin should be worried about' competition, but as of yesterday things are much improved and the world, it seems, isn't about to end. So, in a celebrational mood, I made some wee purchases for Starlingford: some flowers (to make gorse on the cliff faces), some rhubarb (for the allotments), and a little fisherman's jetty (for the bottom of the cliff). This last is particularly important, as it is my intention, at the end of March/start of April, to 'do' the sea properly, with lapping waves, subtle colour variations (thus really
putting my skills as an artist to the test) and and glossy varnishings to make it satisfactorily 'wet'. I'm really looking forward to it (hell, I'm really looking forward to being home; neither these last few weeks nor likely the ones immediately to come have been fun or easy).
So. Not much of an update, but one that marks a small turning-point and not, therefore, unimportant.
And a couple of pics for you all:Two ex-LMS 4-6-0s pass at the tunnel mouths:Visible from the treetops, a K3 heads a van train over the viaductThe Yard bustles with activityAn A3 and O6 pass at the castle...and a 61xx takes a stopping passenger service across the suspension bridge