This blog is to introduce you to my town - Peebles, in the Scottish Borders - just one photo at a time, with perhaps a little description and maybe some history thrown in. I hope you will find it interesting. The title comes from a historical comment made by someone who preferred Peebles to the great and famous cities. I know how they felt. It's always a pleasure to return here however long you've been away.

If you want to make a comment, ask me a question, or merely just want to say "hello, I've dropped in", you can do that by using the comment section below each entry. (Just click on the word COMMENT and follow instructions. ) I'd love to know what you think of what you see of my town.

I don't have an expensive elaborate camera so the photo quality may not be brilliant, but I'd like to think my pics will please you. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Thanks to Mary H for the lovely designs I used for my background, and thanks too to all of you who have chosen to support my blog by becoming "followers".

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Expanding Peebles

So many new homes are being built, extending the town to the southeast. Whitehaugh was probably the last new housing estate till Kingsmuir began. A three bedroom house for £200K doesn't sound too bad - not that I'd want to live there. I like my quirky little flat in the town centre!

Tuesday, 13 April 2010


A view of Neidpath Castle from the east. You enter the castle through the gate in the outsie wall, across the courtyard and in at the door constructed in the 18th century. Before that the original gate was on the wall facing south.

Monday, 12 April 2010

Haylodge daffodils

Well, the daffs have caught up and are looking fabulous! This is just one swathe of them in Haylodge Park.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Talk of the town

Look what got washed away today!

Some idiot decided to drive across the ford while the Cuddy was in spate. No idea why, as there's a bridge only yards away! I was standing on it taking this photo! Anyway he must have driven into the water, and with the extra strong current was obviously swept off his wheels! There's a weir just a few yards downriver, with a footbridge right over the top of it. Luckily the bridge stopped the vehicle going over the weir, or things might have taken quite a different turn. The driver managed to climb out of the window on to the roof and from there on to the bridge, but the 4x4 stayed wedged.

Youcan read more about it on my other blog

Monday, 5 April 2010

Go with the flow?

I said the other day that the daffodils were coming away well after the snow! Well, look at them now. With all the melting snow and the rain we've had, Tweed has risen and risen, swamping the poor daffs growing along its banks. I'm sure that once the water goes down again they will in fact pop back up again, but right now the current is so strong that you begin to doubt it.