We started the year visiting Arria, also known as Angel of the Nauld, in Cumbernauld. As with many of our 2019 visits, we took pictures which have been published via Smugmug, our on-line photo gallery.
The garden was looked after and developed throughout the year. This year, we did some forced rhubarb, towards the end of the month, sprouts started to appear.
Throughout the year, Poppet provided plenty of photo-opportunities, and January featured yet another visit of the BBC to St Mary’s Cathedral for a live broadcast.
For some time we have been meaning to visit Pollokshaws Burgh Hall to hear the Wurlitzer cinema organ, and on 15 February we got the chance, accompanying the Charlie Chaplin silent movie – City Lights
From mid February to the end of March we spent quite a bit of time on Sheffield.
This meant we saw the flypast that had been organised to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the crash of a B-17 Flying Fortress in Endcliffe Park, Sheffield.
Whilst in Sheffield, we had time to visit the Derwent dams, used by for practice prior to the Dambuster raids.
The first visit of the year to the Ffestiniog Railway took place as the beginning of the month.
May marked our first visit to the Isle of Man. A long weekend visiting friends was not long enough to visit, so we will definitely visit again.
As the spring progressed, the garden thrived and blossomed.
The good weather meant that Poppet got out into the garden on a regular basis.
Oor Wullie’s Big Bucket Trail ran from mid June to the end of August. Over this period, we wnet looking for some around the Glasgow area, including this one at Whitelee Wind Farm.
Another trip to Sheffield at the beginning of August, and a chance to see the trams once again.
Shortly after the trip to Sheffield, the TLC (Top Left Corner or Wales) called, and more trains on the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways.
As in previous years, our main holiday was in September, and this year we visited Ontario.
A new place to visit in London this year was the Royal Institution. Although, there was not the opportunity to visit the lecture theatre, featured in the Christmas Lectures, the event was in the library, outside of which featured this magnificent display of instruments.
- Autumn Glosters – 28 October 2019
- Sights from the Cob – 27 October 2019
- Snowdonia – 27 October 2019
- Beddgelert – 27 October 2019
Another of our regular trips to London, and Southwark Cathedral. In the north aisle is this memorial to William Shakespeare.
Christmas music included what has become a regular visit to Glasgow Cathedral to sing with Glasgow Cathedral Choral Society in their Christmas Concert.
Throughout the year, Poppet has been doing her best to distract us by being cute.
And so the year ends, and another image from the garden showing winter colour.