It’s a cauld yin the day!


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Now your going to need to shift that voice in your head to scottish for a moment….

Thareโ€™s snow on the hills,

An a chill in the air,

Ice in ma feet,

Fae this stane cauld flair

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as requested here’s a translation to proper english

There’s snow on the hills,

And a chill in the air,

Ice in my feet,

From this stone cold foor.

The floor in this house is concrete. In winter it doesn’t matter that the heating is on, that there is underlay and a good quality thick carpet on the ground, the moment your feet touch the floor the heat bleeds out of them. Even through slippers! It’s as if the ground was some heat eating greedy monster! It radiates upwards frozen tendrils searching for a heat source to feed on!

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17 thoughts on “It’s a cauld yin the day!

  1. Nice reading about you

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  2. Thank you both, as requested i have added a translation and explanation to the post below the photos.
    Glad you enjoyed the photos, I can’t take a lot of credit, just point and shoot! it’s a great camera with interesting scene modes. these were shot in the dusk/dawn scene mode which gave it the lovely blue look.
    thanks again

  3. Beautiful photos! You don’t take the credit, but you did make the choice to use that setting. ๐Ÿ™‚ The blue color really conveys the cold in a very beautiful way.

    • i didn’t realise how well the setting had worked until i had the pictures on the pc. i’ve had photos i thought would be great and others i thought looked rubbish going by how they look on the little screen at the back. The blue does add that sense of “cold” to the view. i love playing around with the scene function! thank you

      • I only have a point and shoot camera, but I have a similar experience…sometimes I think it is a good shot based on the back and then find out on the computer that it is a bit blurry and not what I thought I had.

  4. Oh! I hear you! I despise the tile in my bathroom on these cold winter days. Nothing is worse than stepping barefoot on a cold floor.

    Thanks for the translation too. I can claim some Scottish blood, but I was having trouble with that!

    • i like to be barefoot, i get hot itchy feet in socks nad slippers but in this cold i’d rather face the itch than that sudden shock when you forget and step onto a cold floor! lol! congratulations of your scottish lineage.. no better blood to have in your veins hahaha!

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