Sunday, November 30, 2008

Monty Roberts Birthday Bash

Monty's party stayers pose for the pic.

Chilled out and happy.

Guests of Monty.

Monty Roberts Birthday Bash at his home at Dunbog North Fife. The final fling after scores of guests had retired, moved on, taxied home after a splendid house party in the converted church.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Steading St Andrews North Fife. for sale

7 Mount Melville Steading St Andrews North Fife.
Offers around £480,000

Property Type : Detached
Public Rooms : 4
Bedrooms : 3
Bathrooms : 3
Garden : yes
Garage : yes
Unique detached villa with generous and versatile accommodation formed over three levels. The property forms part of an exclusive steading development and has views over the Dukes Golf Course towards St Andrews and the sea. The property has mature well tended gardens, three garages and provides off-street parking.
Lounge, dining room, sun room, breakfasting kitchen, study, three double bedrooms, master en suite, attic room, family bathroom, cloakroom / shower room, utility room, wine cellar, extensive mature garden grounds, single integral garage, two further lock-up garages, stunning views.
Pagan Osborne Property Services
Solicitors and Estate Agents
106 South Street
St Andrews
KY16 9QD

Tel : 01334 475151
Fax : 01334 477219

E-mail :
Website :

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Graigie Hill St Andrews for sale

Graigie Hill St Andrews North Fife for sale. 2 Craigie Hill, Drumoig Fixed Price £442,000
Property Type : Detached
Public Rooms : 2
Bedrooms : 4
Bathrooms : 2
Garden : yes
Garage : yes
An immaculately presented detached bungalow set within this much sought after residential area of Drumoig. The property is finished to a high standard throughout and enjoys an open aspect to the countryside and beyond.

Entrance hall / dining area, lounge, formal dining room, family dining kitchen, four bedrooms, (with mirrored storage), master en-suite, family bathroom, utility / laundry room, WC / Cloaks, double garage, block paving driveway for numerous cars, alarm, LPG central heating, triple glazing, mature enclosed gardens.
Pagan Osborne Property Services
Solicitors and Estate Agents
106 South Street
St Andrews
KY16 9QD

Tel : 01334 475151
Fax : 01334 477219

E-mail :
Website :

Property Sales Service available:

* Monday - Friday : 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
* Saturday : 9.30 am - 1.00 pm

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Winning Design

Newburgh North Fife organises a competition with the local primary school for a new light every year and this years winning design is by Laura Brister a P4 pupil. Well there you have it, a two legged Reindeer, come on, It's nearly Christmas. It's OK.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Christmas Lights Newburgh North Fife

Father Christmas arrives at the switching on of the Christmas Lights Newburgh North Fife on a bitterly cold day.

Captain Hook and Peter Pan perform as part of the gathering in Newburgh on Saturday.

I know, Mr Roy Duff forgetting the theme in his preferred head wear.

The Laing Museum St Katherines Court Newburgh earlier when somewhat warmer.

Father Christmas arrives for the switching on of the Christmas Lights Newburgh North Fife.
Newburgh Action Group was formed in 2000 with 2 aims xmas lights and floral tubs and baskets in the town
We have been successful with both.
We won best kept large village in North East Fife for the second time running this year.
We organise a competition with the local primary school for a new light every year and this years winner is Laura Brister a P4 pupil.
This is our 7th year and we know have 30 lights in total which stretch from Cupar Road to the War Memorial.
We get no funding or grants at all for the lights all the money is raised through fund raising in the town and the generosity of local people and businesses and for that we are thankful.
We have Funday Sunday in the summer, coffee mornings, xmas concert amongst other things throughout the year
The cost this year is £6300 this includes over £4000 to Fife Council for putting the lights up, the new school light and the maintenance of the ones we have. It is a lot to raise from a population of approx 1700 but we are confident we can do it.
Switch on this year was 22nd Nov at 2pm
There were street entertainers- raffles- line dancers- church choir- tombola- xmas food - panto characters and a visit from Santa and his helpers who are the local Rainbows.
The lights were switched on by Laura the winner of the school competition at approx 4pm
The Family event followed in the Ship Hotel starting at 6.30pm. This is always a popular.
The committee work hard throughout the year to fund raise so are asking again for the support of the local people who have shown great generosity in the past.
total raised £1400
Information provided by PATRICIA DALRYMPLE.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Geese North Fife November

At this time of the year migratory geese dwell here in North Fife. It's always a delight to hear and see them skein in and descend onto the surrounding fields. Earlier this year A natural turning point in the year.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Eke Wilkie North Fife

Eke Wilkie, A lovely man, well tuned and knowledgeable of classical music, here enjoying a wee dram at the Abbey Inn Newburgh North Fife.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Painter's Handbook North Fife

I am Just about to start a series of drawings using silver point and other metals to make a line on prepared ground, not having done this before there is a need to become informed, I have chosen this book which, I hope guide me along the way. The out come I intend to post on north fife blog as I take up a studio in Steeple Arts Newburgh North Fife. The original 1993 edition of "The Painter's Handbook" was not just another guide to artist's materials; it established itself as an amazingly thorough professional resource, with complete details on the vast array of materials available to the artist, including canvases and papers, sizes and grounds, pigments and binders, solvents and thinners, varnishes and preservatives. The book also contains dozens of step-by-step recipes for making art materials, including made at home or the studio paints, pastels, varnishes, gessoes, sizes, supports, and equipment. "The Painter's Handbook", revised and expanded, is a thoroughly revised edition of the original publication.

It has been updated to accommodate the enormous changes in the art materials world during the past decade: in which many new kinds of revolutionary paints and pigments have entered the market; new health issues are addressed concerning outmoded and even harmful materials and practices; and new ASTM standards - of which the author Mark Gottsegen is the chairman of this government committee to set standards for the performance, quality, and health labelling of artist's paints and related materials - on light fastness and the general longevity of art materials are provided.The Painter's Handbook

House to let Burnside Cupar

House to Let 19 Burnside North, Cupar North Fife. Unfurnished mid terrace town house on 3 levels, situated near town centre. Accommodation comprises: Spacious Lounge/dining area,hallway with door leading to small garden area, new fully fitted kitchen with appliances including gas hob electric oven, washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge.First floor: 3 bedrooms, new bathroom with tiles floor to ceiling , power shower over bath. Upper level : Further 2 bedrooms, storage room. Gas ch. Double gazing throughout .
Rent: £595 per month.
Rollo Davidson McFarlane
67 Crossgate, Cupar, Fife, KY15 5AS
DX : 560544 Cupar
Tel : 01334 654081
Fax : 01334 656350

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Property to let Cupar North Fife

Landale Gardens, Cupar
£500 per month.
Property Type : Flat
Public Rooms : 1
Bedrooms : 2
Bathrooms : 1
Garden : yes
Garage : no
Attractive, fully furnished upper flat in pleasant residential area, a stones throw from town centre and railway station. Electric central heating & double glazing. Accommodation comprises entrance hall & staircase, lounge, fully fitted kitchen, 2 double bedrooms, bathroom with shower, shared garden/ drying green to the rear, privately owned garden to the side, private off street parking bay. Available immediately.
Pagan Osborne Property Services
Solicitors and Estate Agents
106 South Street
St Andrews
KY16 9QD

Tel : 01334 475151
Fax : 01334 477219

E-mail :
Website :

Friday, November 07, 2008

Autumn Food North Fife

Autumn and winter food in north fife. This is an unmissable book for Jenny's thousands of fans, or anyone interested in good food and the sheer joy of cooking. It is now in full-colour paperback format. The distinctive Bristow style of maximum results for minimum fuss is applied to dishes like spiced lentil soup, broomstick pumpkin kebabs, roasted autumn pork with nutty apple stuffing, hazelnut meringue with elderberry syllabub and poached plums and many more. There are sections on Christmas cooking, heart-warming drinks and luxurious sweet treats for giving - or for self-indulgence. Comments and reviews:-
This review is from: Jenny Bristow Cooks for the Seasons: Autumn and Winter (Hardcover) summer peters out our thoughts return to Autumn and Winter cooking and reminds us of what an exciting time of year these seasons really are.

`Flavour, aroma and warmth - the very best from Jenny's Autumn and Winter cooking with heart-warming, easy-to-follow recipes originally shown on the UTV series.
Hallowe'en treats, mouth-watering jams and chutneys, imaginative ideas for Christmas food - and drink!'

'Jenny Bristow's unique blend of gentle warmth and clear, practical advice have made her one of Ireland's favourite cooks, renowned both for her highly successful UTV programmes and her best-selling books.....
As always, the distinctive Bristow style of maximum results for minimum fuss is applied to her featured dishes - this is an unmissable book for Jenny's thousands of fans, and for anyone interested in good food and the sheer fun of cooking.'

103 shiny high quality pages, split over 6 chapters:-

Snacks, Soups & Starters
Main Courses
Christmas Day
Tray Bakes and Treats

along with an introduction and sections on 'preserves', 'winter essentials', 'conversion tables' and a full index.
Each recipe is well laid out with opening text, number of servings, list of ingredients and a numbered method which is clear and easy to follow.
Some have servings suggestions and each has a finished dish photograph.

A taste of the recipes within:-

Season's End Tomato Soup
Savoury Buttermilk Scones
Crispy Red Onion Tart
Maple Chicken Wings
Broomstick Pumpkin Kebabs
Confetti Salsa
Chicken and Bean Cassoulet
Winter Vegetable Stir-Fry with Griddled Duck
Medieval Saffron Stew
Hot Grilled Prawns with Mushroom Mozzarella
Vegetable Christmas Casserole
Chilled Festive Cranberry Cake
Traditional Apple Pie
Chocolate Mousse Cake
Shortbread Biscuits
Toffee Apples
Sloe Gin
Mulled Wine
Lemon Yoghurt Cake with poached blackberries in an Irish mist. Jenny Bristow Cooks for the Seasons: Autumn and Winter

Thursday, November 06, 2008

M6 / M74 Entering Scotland

M6 / M74 Entering Scotland and taking the A702 at Abington. The roads are glorious and uncluttered, a joy to travel along on my way home to North Fife.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

M6 North to Scotland

M6 North to Scotland, here just beyond Birmingham, Walsall and Wolverhampton, moderate traffic compared to the South bound which is normally congested. You will see the further North one gets how open the vista becomes along with the road, a much better journey where one becomes more relaxed even after six hours driving home to North Fife.

Autumn North Fife 2008

Autumn North Fife, a myopic look at Sycmore/maple leaf litter so incredibly colourful and rich. The fall as it's called in America. Today was the fall of the Republican Party much to the relief of most of the worlds sentient people. Democracy has and been seen to be and done. Barack Obama, Democrat and a breath of fresh air, President Elect preparing for the New Year and a Spring rejuvenation. Wow, What a day.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Google Video Car

Random happening on the M6 motorway. it took a while to figure out what the lump was atop the car. Yes it is a camera with cover. On driving by the Google logo became evident. This video is crude compared to the Google productions but of the same ilk. I travelled South to England last week leaving North Fife via the motorway system, we are approaching the Manchester Ship Canal Bridge at this point and the traffic becomes heavy and increasingly so to Birmingham. Always so much more relaxing on the return journey.