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Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Have I got time for this?

As if I need any more websites to waste my time on!  Someone has just introduced me to Pinterest!  Now I really don’t see any point in this website.  OK, you can get all your favourite things, arranged in categories you make up,  all in the one place – and then it seems you look at other people’s “boards” to see what they like, and if you like something they like then you can pin it on your own board!  So what then? 

Well some stuff you might collect may be instructions to make something you like, so I see the point of that, and you may get ideas for decorating your home; advice on looking after your garden; recipes for gourmet or easy everyday meals ; hints on crafts you might like to take up……. Well, you can make any number of boards … and then?  You spend time looking at everyone else’s boards and hopping from one board to another pinning more and more to your own boards …… all time you could actually be doing some of the things you found to begin with.  Well so saying, I have registered and have started collecting stuff on several boards I have created.    cake tin magnetic boardThis looks like a good idea! A notice board for the kitchen made from a sandwich tin/traybake tin/cake tin?   I really might make this one day, honest!  I think it’s great!

Cake tin magnetic board by Create paper

house to home water featureThen there’s this idea for a water feature, which is exactly what I want to do in my garden!  It is on Housetohome.co.uk

But like I said …. As if I need any more websites to waste my time on!

Twice this week I was told about a website about Peebles.  Both people gave me the same website name, but I spent ages trying to find it!  Turns out it’s a Facebook page, which has kept me occupied for a good couple of hours tonight!  I tried to bookmark it, but that didn’t work, and now I can’t get back into it.  I can’t remember what its name was as it won’t recognise the original name I was given which was why I couldn’t find it for so long the first time!  I’ll have to try again another time because it is so interesting.  There are lots of pictures of Peebles in days gone by, which are really fascinating!tsbtsb and bank of scotland    


Here’s an example!  The same view in the High Street, then (whenever)….. and now!  Funny!  Someone jut said to me the other day they thought there had been a butcher’s shop along my end of the street, and I didn’t know anything about it – but here it is!  Now Lloyd’s TSB, with the shop next door the entrance to the Royal Bank of Scotland.  It’s now an outdoor clothes shop, the one with the awning on the modern photo.  The rest of that building must have have had a facelift as that beautiful balustrade and the ornate front door have gone.  It’s now the Bank of Scotland.  We have the Bank of Scotland AND the Royal Bank of Scotland.  The Royal Bank is now way up the other end of the street.  The shop with the awning in the old photo is still plainly the same and is now a confectioner’s, or as we say – a sweetie shop.now royal bank

This is where the Royal Bank is now.  These shops with the tearooms above were demolished in the 1970s or 80s and a concrete block built in their place.  The taller red stone building used to be the Temprance Hotel many a long year ago but is now one of the liveliest pubs in the town!  It bounces at weekends!  Through the close (enclosed passage) at the bottom of the old Temprance there is a very old door which I must photograph soon.  It looks as if It goes back far further than the present building. 

Evelyn McDonald 1973ishI like this old school photo from 1973.  The teacher is my friend, another Evelyn, from college days, who taught in the very new primary school on the south side of the river.  She later went to America and settled there, eventually marrying No-lee who comes from Laos.  That was a surprise photo on the facebook page.

 Now, just one more old picture.  bridge at cardrona This is the bridge across the river Tweed at Cardrona, with a diesel train crossing, having just left the station on its way to Peebles – next stop!  The bridge is still there, though sadly the trains have gone, and in those days Cardrona was just a handful of houses.  Today the land just beyond the station has been developed and a new “village” built!  The folks there would probably quite appreciate having the trains nowadays!

So many changes and not always for the better!

Talk again soon.


Mary Ann said...

I love to look at old pictures, and this has been a great trip back in time with you!

Evelyn/Ev/Evee said...

Hi Mary Ann. I've just about spent the whole evening going back through the website about Peebles! I'd like to get up-to-date photos of the shops in the town and match them with the old views! I might do that on the first free day I have when the sun is shining! Glad you enjoyed the photos.

BookPlease said...

Thanks for this post. I've been wondering about registering with Pinterest - what the benefits are etc, so I was very interested to read your post. But do I really have time to spare on another website? I'm still thinking about it...

Evelyn/Ev/Evee said...

Well,Books Please - great name! - I suppose there are ideas and things on the internet that you see and want to save, so perhaps it IS a good idea to have them all in the one place. Alternatively of course you could save to a file in your own Documents. The difference is that other people can look at your Pinterest board/s, and you can search theirs! I still call it a time waster, but it IS nice to see what other people are interested in and you do find good ideas that you never thought of!

Katrina said...

I know what you mean about Pinterest, I joined it so I could easily find things again and it is handy for storing 'how to do' stuff. I have things like houses on it, mostly bevause I plan to do some sort of craft based on their designs - but will I ever get around to doing it - maybe if I don't go on Pinterest too often! I'm rubbish at Facebook, I'm sure you've noticed.

Evelyn/Ev/Evee said...

I'm not much good at Facebook either, Katrina! What sort of craft would you use for the house designs?

Katrina said...

I'm thinking of using some in cross stitch designs or maybe collage, which is a lot easier on the eyes and quicker too - if I ever gat around to it!

Katrina said...

I'm thinking of using some in cross stitch designs or maybe collage, which is a lot easier on the eyes and quicker too - if I ever gat around to it!

Evelyn/Ev/Evee said...

I'm just as bad, Katrina. There's so much I need to get around to, and I still buy more craft stuff! I'm doing some knitting just now!!!