Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Kind Diet

The Kind Diet. In THE KIND DIET, actress, activist, and committed conservationist Alicia Silverstone shares the insights that encouraged her to swear off meat and dairy forever and outlines the spectacular benefits of adopting a plant-based diet, including effortless weight loss, clear skin, off-the-chart energy, and smooth digestion. Alicia explains how meat, fish, milk, and cheese the very foods we ve been taught to regard as the cornerstones of good nutrition are actually the culprits behind escalating rates of disease and the cause of dire, potentially permanent damage to our ecology Yet going meat- and dairy-free doesn t mean suffering deprivation; to the contrary, THE KIND DIET introduces irresistibly delicious food that satisfies on every level it even includes amazing desserts to keep the most stubborn sweet tooth happy. She also addresses the nutritional concerns faced by many who are new to plant-based diets and shows how to cover every nutritional base, from protein to calcium and beyond. Alicia knows that changing lifelong dietary habits is a process and that each person progresses at a different pace. For that reason, THE KIND DIET encompasses 3 separate levels, from Flirting to Superhero. Flirts learn to dip a toe into the vegan pool, reducing their meat-eating and swapping out a few key foods for plant-based substitutes to see quickly how even small changes can reap big results. Vegans get to experience the life-altering effects of forgoing animal products entirely while still enjoying many convenience foods and meat substitutes in addition to the wonderful grains, vegetables, and fruits that form the core of that diet. True enlightenment comes with the Superhero program, based on the principles of macrobiotics and built on a foundation of whole grains, vegetables, and other Magic Foods that Alicia describes in detail. To buy now. The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Bananas, I have always liked this photograph, it was taken in Walsall, West Midlands in 1971 at the rail terminal. In those times rail freight was in greater use, quite different from today where road transport dominates. You will notice that directly applied sign-work is in a dedicated space within the brick structure. Given the faded paintwork it was probably applied at least 10+ years before. No brand name, such relatively naive times though giving a subliminal message. Yes, bananas are good for us.

A BUNCH OF FIVE Bananas, illustrates just how my fingers feel when I attempt to do fine engraving and other delicate tasks. Never the less because of the impressive potassium content, bananas are highly recommended by doctors for patients whose potassium is low. One large banana, about 9 inches in length, packs 602 mg of potassium and only carries 140 calories. That same large banana even has 2 grams of protein and 4 grams of fibre. No wonder the banana was considered an important food to boost the health of malnourished children! Those reducing sodium in their diets can't go wrong with a banana with its mere 2 mgs of sodium. For the carbohydrate counters there are 36 grams of carbs in a large banana.
Vitamins and minerals are abundant in the banana, offering 123 I.U. of vitamin A for the large size. A full range of B vitamins are present with .07 mg of Thiamine, .15 mg of Riboflavin, .82 mg Niacin, .88 mg vitamin B6, and 29 mcg of Folic Acid. There are even 13.8 mg of vitamin C. On the mineral scale Calcium counts in at 9.2 mg, Magnesium 44.1 mg, with trace amounts of iron and zinc.
Putting all of the nutritional figures together clearly shows the banana is among the healthiest of fruits. The plantain, when cooked, rates slightly higher on the nutritional scale in vitamins and minerals but similar to the banana in protein and fibre content. There is no need to buy supplements given the benefits of eating a couple of bananas a day. Enjoy.
Anaemia: High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of haemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anaemia.
Blood Pressure: This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it the perfect food for helping to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.
Brain Power: 200 students at an English school were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.
Constipation: High in fibre, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.
Depression: According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin - known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.
Hangovers: One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.
Heartburn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body so if you suffer from heart-burn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.
Morning Sickness: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.
Mosquito bites: Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.
Nerves: Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.
Overweight and at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and crisps. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods (such as bananas) every two hours to keep levels steady.
PMS: Forget the pills - eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer, trypotophan.
Smoking: Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking, as the high levels of Vitamin C, A1, B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.
Stress: Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalise the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water-balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be re-balanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.
Strokes: According to research in "The New England Journal of Medicine"eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!
Temperature control: Many other cultures see bananas as a "cooling" fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand, for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.
Ulcers: The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronic ulcer cases. It also neutralises over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.
Warts: Those keen on natural alternatives swear that, if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin and place it on the wart, with the yellow side out. Carefully hold the skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape!
Now you can't get much better than that.
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Monday, February 22, 2010

Nikon D3000 SLR

I currently use a Nikon D90, it seems the D3000 camera is much the same including video capability. The VR Lens helps immeasurably. This offer price is amazingly low given the quality of images produced. It's a must at less than half the price of the D90.

The Nikon D3000 SLR. NIKON D3000 - Renowned Nikon technology. Everything you need for beautiful photos.
The D3000 packs all the innovation and advanced engineering for which Nikon is famous into a light, compact body. And with the D3000, advanced doesn’t mean difficult. Its leading-edge technology resides behind a user-friendly interface that makes it extraordinarily simple to take the kinds of photos you’ve always wanted to take.Imagine all the high-tech wizardry of advanced digital SLR picture taking in an easy-to-use camera. Now imagine the D3000, a camera that combines famous Nikon technology with simplicity never before found in a camera so advanced. The D3000 features a new Guide mode, intuitive in-camera assistance that allows even first-time users to transform everyday moments into stunning pictures.

Nikon D3000 Guide Menu
Intelligent Guide mode

The D3000 intelligent Guide mode helps you take your photography to new heights, revealing techniques you thought were the exclusive realm of professional photographers but which you can now call your own. Artistry like blurring backgrounds or freezing fast-moving action is easily accomplished with the D3000. Always ready to extend a helping hand, the D3000 includes a practical Help function. When browsing menus, simply press the Help button to display a detailed description of the selected item.
Nikon DX-format CCD sensor; 10.2 effective megapixels

Combining a CCD sensor with Nikon’s famed EXPEED image processing system, the D3000 produces finely detailed photos that exhibit exceptional color and sharpness as well as smooth gradation, and does so at lightning-quick speed. The high resolution also gives you the freedom to print beautiful enlargements and crop more creatively without loss of sharpness. NIKON D3000 - Renowned Nikon technology. Everything you need for beautiful photos.To buy or see more. Nikon D3000 Digital SLR Camera (18-55 mm VR Lens Kit)

The River Tay at Flisk, 22 Feb 2010

The River Tay at Flisk, 22Feb 2010. I have lived here for over 30 years and still I am amazed at the changing quality of light and colour of the views. Approaching home from Brunton suddenly the vista opens up yielding sky sights such as this.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Music in the Sky

Music in the Sky: The Life, Art & Teachings of the 17th Karmpa Ogyen Trinley Dorje. As the second millenium drew to a close, the Seventeenth Karmapa leapt from a roof of his monastery in Tibet. Evading Chinese guards, the 14 year-old spiritual leader began a grueling, dangerous journey to India. The Karmapa's picture has appeared all over the world since then - yet his own words are hard to find. Now, for the first time in print, Music In The Sky offers a series of the Karmapa's profound teachings, an extensive selection of his poerty, and a detailed account of his life and flight from his homeland. The amazing teaching and writing skills evident in this work - particularly in the light of the fact that the Karmapa was only 17 years old - will captivate readers. Music In The Sky concludes with brief biographies of all sixteen previous Karmapas, specially composed by the highly respected Seventh Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche. Here, the reader will discover the compelling stories of the first Tibetan masters to be recognized as reincarnate lamas. Music In The Sky presents a definitive portrait of the Seventeenth Karmapa, strengthened and illuminated by an authoritative depiction of his place in one of the world's most revered lines of spiritual teachers. A worthwhile buy. Music in the Sky: The Life, Art & Teachings of the 17th Karmpa Ogyen Trinley Dorje

The river Tay Estuary North Fife Feb 21st

The River Tay Estuary today from Flisk North Fife. Often clouds abound on the North side of the river, certainly we have had continuous sunshine though frost still lingers in the shadows.

Scottish Environment

Scotland's natural environment is its most treasured asset and the subject of its most vociferous debates. In this book Charles Warren tackles the hottest current debates - land reform, the future of farming, public access, conservation of moorland and birds of prey, the place of forestry, and the control of alien species and red deer - and takes up the challenge of integrating conservation with social and economic objectives. The second edition includes a new chapter on energy and the environment, taking in the highest profile environmental issue in Scotland at present: the wind farm controversy, and debates about the appropriate energy mix for the future. There is also a heightened focus throughout on climate change and its implications for the management of Scotland's environment. In addition, the book has been updated throughout to take account of recent changes in environmental and related social and political issues.

Key Features
integrated, up-to-date and in-depth treatment of all the main debates about the Scottish environment
examines the ethical issues behind environmental decision-making
accessibly written for the non-specialist
balanced, even-handed treatment of the issues.

Those who actually wish to help to solve Scotland's environmental problems will find this an invaluable survey and an inspiration. And those who simply want to be better informed could not do better than read it. -- Chris Smout This is a welcome and timely publication on environmental issues in Scotland. It captures the tensions of ongoing debates, the likely implications of impending policy changes and future challenges!a useful textbook for students as well as providing an overview for professionals and a good read for a wider audience. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management Warren successfully integrates the theoretical and the practical... The issues may have a local context but many of them have a global resonance. This is an unusual book that deserves international interest as well as attention from within Scotland. -- Alexander Mather Land Use Policy Charles Warren succeeds in doing Scotland a masterful service by producing a brilliant compilation of environmental facts, figures, policies and debates all nested in national, British and European context... I prophesy that Warren's book will come to be seen as the Bible of Scots environmentalism. -- Alastair McIntosh Warren's book is extremely timely and welcome! The book is wide ranging, covering key land uses, debates and policy measures, together with principles and practices of the environmental management! The text is detailed and extremely well documented. Journal of Rural Studies --Reviews
To Buy. Managing Scotland's Environment: Second Edition

The Nature of Fife

The Nature of Fife by The Scottish Wildlife Trust describes the natural environment of Fife, habitat by habitat, together with a section of annotated lists of the species of plants and animals so far recorded from the area. The book includes: geology and landform; weather and climate; landscape and history; and cliffs, dunes and saltmarshes. A useful companion and guide for Fife. The Nature of Fife

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Lindores Loch North Fife Feb 2010

Lindores House on the North end of the loch.

A few days ago the water was unfrozen with plenty of bird life, not the now, they must be having a hard time of it.

A demised swan frozen in the ice.

Lindores Loch on a very cold day with a train clattering by on the single track spur to Perth. A view of when it's warmer.

Friday, February 19, 2010

28 King Street, Newport on Tay property for sale North Fife

Offers around £250,000
28 King Street Newport on Tay, North Fife
* Property Type : Detached
* Public Rooms : 2
* Bedrooms : 4
* Bathrooms : 2
* Garden : yes
* Garage : yes
An extended traditional detached villa set within enclosed garden grounds on an elevated site. The property offers flexible accommodation and has retained traditional features. Dundee is located within 3 miles and St Andrews 11 miles.
Lounge. Dining room. Dining kitchen. Sun porch. Four bedrooms. Bathroom. WC cloaks. Driveway. Garage. GCH & DG
Pagan Osborne Property Services
Solicitors and Estate Agents
106 South Street
St Andrews
KY16 9QD

Tel : 01334 475151
Fax : 01334 477219

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Learn Calligraphy

Learn Calligraphy. To Margaret Shepherd, handwriting is much more than a tool for communication and record keeping; it's an expression of your personality, and in the case of calligraphy, a way to create art. So while computer fonts streamline our signage and correspondence, calligraphy is re-emerging as a cherished technique that gives the ultimate personal touch. Shepherd's classic, but now out-of-print 1978 primer, Learning Calligraphy, sold more than 250,000 copies and introduced thousands of people to this elegant art form. Now, with Learn Calligraphy, she brings a fresh and modern sensibility to the world of calligraphy, inviting a whole new generation to master the techniques. She has also refined her Roman, Gothic, Celtic, Italic, and Bookhand. Through gorgeous hand-lettering, Learn Calligraphy guides readers step-by-step in the subtle movements required to perfect each letter. Offering comprehensive lessons and advice for choosing alphabets appropriate for different moods, messages, and media, Shepherd encourages variant strokes to personalise lettering and create true art. She describes everything from choosing the correct pen nib to finding an angle that is both comfortable and graceful.

Along the way, she discusses intriguing details about calligraphers throughout the ages, from ancient Rome to the Renaissance. Accessible and inspiring, Learn Calligraphy opens a creative new world of beauty through typography to novices and experts alike. With an impressive roster of high-profile clients, calligrapher Margaret Shepherd is the author of thirteen books for calligraphers of all levels. She is also a researcher and teacher, and her work has been exhibited in numerous museums and galleries. Shepherd lives in Boston. To Buy Now.Learn Calligraphy
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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Ceres Parish Church North Fife

Ceres Parish Church. Ceres is one of the most historic and picturesque villages in Scotland and one of the few Scottish villages to have a village green. Its most memorable feature is possibly the 19th century statue of "The Provost" at the Cross, which is in the form of a toby jug and is probably satirical.
The village is dominated by the Parish Church. It overlooks The Little Red Drum Gallery. It has what is possibly the shortest High Street in Scotland - just a few houses on each side. In a prominent position by the village green is a monument commemorating the men of Ceres who fought in the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314. It was erected on the six hundredth anniversary of the battle, in 1914.
The Fife Folk Museum is located in the village and commemorates rural life of a bygone era. Agriculture remains important to the local economy, but many local residents now commute to work in nearby towns and cities such as Perth, Cupar, Dundee, St. Andrews and Glenrothes. A pottery in the village has revived the manufacture of traditional Fife Wemyss Ware.
The current Parish Church was built in 1806 to a design by Alexander Leslie, replacing a medieval building. A tower and octagonal spire were added in the 1850s. Apart from the addition of electric lighting and two early 20th century stained glass windows (either side of the central pulpit), the interior is substantially unaltered from when first built and retains the gallery and original wooden box pews. There is a service every Sunday morning at 11.00 am.
Within the vestibule of the church a late medieval effigy of a knight which was originally in the ancient church is preserved on a modern stand. It is extremely well-preserved and shows interesting details of 15th century armour.
There is a mausoleum in the cemetery which was established by the widow of Robert 9th Lord Lindsay and is called "Lady Boyd's House" as she subsequently married the 6th Lord Boyd of Kilmarnock.
Ceres Church is within the Church of Scotland Presbytery of St Andrews. In 1983, the parish of Ceres was linked (and later united) with the neighbouring parish of Springfield. This united parish was further united with Kemback in 2005, although the three church buildings are retained. One serving past minister of Ceres has been Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland: the Rev Thomas Buchanan in 1588. The charge is currently vacant.

One of many gravestones in Ceres Parish Church. William Meldrum. Meldrum a name one frequently comes across in Fife. If you are looking for a bespoke grave stone. Try

Carol Day Shamanic Teacher North Fife

Carol day at the door of her Gallery, Ceres, North Fife. The little red drum is a Shamanic school, practice and gallery based in Fife, Scotland. It was founded in 2009 by Carol Day.
The vision is to offer shamanic healing and education to people who are drawn to shamanism. It is to provide a schedule of workshops and individual sessions which will enable people to come closer to living a life of their choosing, in harmony with the natural world and with the nourishment of holistic community.
The little red drum is the instrument used by the shaman to call in the spirit of all things, to align us with the universal pulse and direct the flow of spiritual healing. It is also the heart in every woman, man, child or creature.
Carol Day began her Shamanic apprenticeship in 1996 when the death of her maternal grandmother brought about powerful mystical experiences and propelled her onto the Shaman’s path.

Her journey as an artist, yearning to understand creative energy and become clear about her role as an artist-healer finally clicked when she realised that the type of art she was talking about was called Shamanism.

Carol received her official shamanic training in Findhorn where she lived for two years studying the sun and moon cycles with Franco Santoro, and then at Lendrick Lodge where she was endorsed as a Shamanic Practitioner by Sandra Ingerman under the brilliant tuition of Stephen Mullhearn. She also studied with Heather Ash Amara and Raven Smith of the Eagle Knight lineage who remain two of her most inspiring teachers.

Carol is a qualified Advanced Firewalk Instructor with Peggy Dylan, the founder of The Sundoor School of Firewalking. She is a practicing Reiki Master and Teacher, initiated by Claudia Duncan. Reiki complements and energises her Shamanic work.

Carol is grateful to the community of Findhorn for the spiritual enlightenment and guidance she received living in its wider community and for the strength and nurturance it continues to give her today. She is committed to being a part of bringing spiritual community alive wherever she goes and where she is based in Ceres, Fife, Scotland.

She is indebted to her guides and the practice of journeying for teaching her to see that the outer mirrors the inner and for providing the education on how to work with this awareness. She is devotedly thankful for her two children without whom she knows she would never have come as close to learning the teachings of presence, patience and unconditional love, without which all the Shamanic teachings in the world would be inoperative.
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The Little Red Drum Ceres North Fife

The Little Red Drum Gallery, Ceres North Fife. Below are artworks by Carol Day.

Paintings and art works by Carol Day.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Way of the Shaman

The way of the Shama by Michael J. Harner. A comprehensive, compelling insight into Shamanism and it's ways, teachings and the lessons to be learned from their simple and yet strangely structured lives. Beautifully written, Harner shows true empathy for the subject and makes every situation and occasion seem as though happening before your very eyes. This is a book for those either following-up a previous interest yet simple enough to follow for the uninitiated. A riveting read from start to end. Worth A read. The Way of the Shaman

Soul Retrieval North Fife

Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self.
Sandra Ingerman takes the subject of Soul Retrieval and opens it up to us in a fantastically lucid way.
She shows us how simply we can tap into the world of spirit and journey to recover those lost parts of ourselves that we so desperately need to be complete in who we are. She shows us how we can reclaim those lost parts through the ritual of soul retrieval, helping bring us to a place of understanding both within ourselves and the world we live in.
Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self Through Shamanic Practise is a beautifully written book. It illustrates and helps us remember the forgotten knowledge of a once widely practised healing technique.
It is a must read for anyone looking to further their knowledge of who they truly are. To Buy Now:- Soul Retrieval: Mending the Fragmented Self

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

North Fife Roads

North Fife roads are pock marked with holes after the prolonged icy cold spell, many have been refilled, somehow these seem to have been overlooked, are becoming deeper and already a wheel trim has been shed by a hapless driver, could be a wheel next, certainly not good for wheel alignment or suspension.

Flisk Point River Tay North Fife

Flisk Point on The River Tay North Fife. A lovely bright day, plenty of sunshine though still quite cold. The BBC weather forecast this morning was that the whole of the UK would be dull cloudy with rain, so often the forecast has a strong English bias, reluctant to say it will be quite good elsewhere. SE centric.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Losar Rumtek Monastery

Losar Rumtek Monastery.

Residents of Rumtek community congregate beside the Gompa in traditional song and dance.

A view of Rumtek Monastery, behind is H.H.Karmapa's summer palace in a peach orchard. far above is the long retreat compound.

Visitors from Sikkim, Bhutan and afar enjoy the opera.

Folk Opera, an enactment of the lives of Karmapa performed daily for a week or so,entertainment
but also instructive and by repetition (rote), a good way to learn.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine North Fife

OK, It's Valentines Day North fife. Whoever you may be, please accept this wee ephemeral present. A bouquet of unusual energy, close your eyes and imagine the perfume. It's the thought that counts, Enjoy.

My Valentine to you.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Losar North Fife

Yes Its this time of the year. A time for renewal.
Happy Losar !

Tibetan new year of the Metal Tiger.
Losar card from Samye-Ling.

Hum Tiger.

Kagyu Tiger, From the Black-on-black series, Tashi Mannox 2008.
102x73 cm, mounted board, gold and silver leaf.

The three hum characters in gold, that ride the back of the tiger are the three essential syllables of the Dorje Drolo yidam practice, a wrathful manifestation of Guru Rinpoche, Padmasambava, practiced to overcome inner and outer obstacles.

May it be a year of Iron like strength, to accomplish all wishes swiftly as a tigers leap.

More on Tibetan Art, Calligraphy

Friday, February 12, 2010

Dunino Property for sale North Fife

North Fife Property 3 Beley Bridge, Dunino.
Offers over £480,000
Property Type : Detached
Public Rooms : 2
Bedrooms : 5
Bathrooms : 2
Garden : yes
Garage : yes
Lounge. Family Room. Dining Room. Kitchen/Diner
Five Bedrooms/Study. Two En-suite. Bathroom
Shower room. Utility Room. Double Garage. Oil CH/DG
Pagan Osborne are delighted to offer this executive detached villa which is set within a private development in the semi rural village of Dunino. The property offers flexible accommodation over three levels and is set amongst mature garden grounds. Dunino is located within 5 miles of St Andrews which has excellent amenities including world class University and golf course.
Pagan Osborne are delighted to offer this executive detached villa which is set within a private development in the semi rural village of Dunino. The property offers flexible accommodation over three levels and is set amongst mature garden grounds. Dunino is located within 5 miles of St Andrews which has excellent amenities including world class University and golf course. Lounge. Family Room. Dining Room. Kitchen/Diner Five Bedrooms/Study. Two En-suite. Bathroom Shower room. Utility Room. Double Garage. Oil CH/DG
Pagan Osborne is delighted to offer this executive detached villa which is set within a private development. The property is within the village of Dunino which is located within 5 miles of St Andrews. The accommodation is formed over three levels which comprises on the ground floor; lounge with split level dining room and picture windows which overlook the rear garden, family room with feature fireplace and door to the garden; modern open plan kitchen diner with granite worktops, built in appliances (which includes 5 ring chrome hob, chimney extractor fan, double oven, dishwasher and fridge) and utility room which is plumbed for washing machine. The lower ground floor comprises three double bedrooms with one en suite shower room and family bathroom. The first floor accommodation comprises master bedroom with en suite shower room and dressing room, large double bedroom which has access to a separate study and shower room. Externally there are mature gardens which surround the property. To the front of the property is a driveway for 4 cars which leads to the double detached garage. This garden is enclosed by hedgerow, laid with lawn and has various plants/shrubbery. The established garden to the rear has a patio area, mostly laid with lawn and has various mature plants/trees/shrubbery. This garden also leads to a burn at the bottom and enjoys countryside views. The property has Ravensby double glazing, solar panels and has had cavity wall insulation. The property is completed by oil central heating. Pagan Osborne highly recommends an early inspection to appreciate the accommodation on offer and a home report is available upon request.
Pagan Osborne Property Services
Solicitors and Estate Agents
106 South Street
St Andrews
KY16 9QD

Tel : 01334 475151
Fax : 01334 477219

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Gyalsap Rimpoche as Dorje Lopon

Tomorrow, all over, Tibetan Monasteries/centres will be culminating the old year with supplication to Mahakala, Protecting Deity in preparation for the New Year. The structure itself, imbued as a repository of negativity is then consumed by fire. New year (Losar) follows the next day. A fresh start.

Lama dance at Rumtek Monastery.

Gyaltsap Rimpoche concludes the two week non stop Mahakala liturgy with offerings to the Torma.

Gyaltsap Rimpoche as Dorje lopon.