…..'A sense of humour lends you poise, it gives you balance and it helps you to bend without breaking'…..

(HH Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda)

Menostirrable - just dribbling

It is one of the small joys of life that, in this quiet wee place beside the Clyde, on Sunday mornings and with a fair wind, I can hear the church bells ringing.  There are two within earshot. If the wind is a Westerly, then it is Holy Trinity Episcopal, up the hill from me at Kilbride Road. (I trust the road name is not an indication of practices there.)  If the wind is an Easterly, 'tis the tones of the High Kirk (presbyterian CofS), which of course sits on Kirk Brae.  You'd think with that address it would, then, be No. 1.  ...but no.  No.3 Kirk Brae it is. No. 1 is the old 'hostelry', pub, bar...

It's a week till Christmas. Astounding.  This time last year I was gadding about on the Isle of Bute, falling in love with the place. Dunoon is only an hour's drive to Rothesay, including the ferry hop at Colintraive, so I can still visit it when I wish.

Being on the Clyde means that there is plenty of interest on the water. Shipping for the most part. For a couple of days last week, that pretty much stopped due to the HUGE storm with 15+metre waves and 80mph (and then some) winds.  Then came the morning where it all died down. It was glistening with ice. The Grena Knutsen drew safely in, through the frozen air...

...is there a point to this?  Not really. Am just letting the mind loose for a bit. Sometimes that works.

Not always, but sometimes...


  1. A fine shot of the Grena Knutsen there. I think we avoided the worst of last week's storms on the East Coast. Hope the mind loosening worked for you today!
    Cheers, Gail.

  2. Replies
    1. Hari OM
      ..............'s no terrier...... (brrwwwaahaha) see what I did there??? [tsk go drift YAM...)

  3. OUR KIRK is Presbyterian... We have never heard Kirk Bells ringing... Too far out in the country for that...

  4. We heard you were going to be hit by a weather BOMB!! Was it as bad as it was made out to be? Mum LOVES church bells. It's one of the things she loves about Europe.
    It works for me when Mum lets me loose. Should work for your mind!!

    1. Hari Om
      Charlie mate, it was WILD!!! Yup, I should 'unleash' at least once a week I think!!! Yxx

  5. How amazing. I would love hearing bells. We have 4' wind chimes on our back deck. When the wind changes it's like a hymn!

  6. I love church bells, so envy you your two sets, Yam. I'm glad your weather has quietened down a bit.


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