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. This 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
Then 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!
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.
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.
I 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. 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.