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Memories of The Misty Isle

Thanks to some very kind, generous neighbours of ours, we were given the opportunity to visit their lovely little cottage on the Isle of Skye last week. Above all this trip reaffirms one’s faith in the true goodwill that exists in some people. Real kindness.  No expectations of return favours.  Honest, goodwill and nothing more.  […]

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Along Came a Spider or Few Hundred

A couple of months ago my children discovered something amazing in our own back garden.  Baby spiders. They were all in a cluster and suspended just above our table outside. Now although I love spiders, I am anything but an expert in identification or any general knowledge for that matter. All I knew was we […]

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A Walk Along the Glitch

We live on the edge of a forest which covers the slopes leading up to the North Yorkshire Moors.  From taking it easy on sedate, flat trailways, with play areas and organised woodland activities, to exhilarating cycle paths which sidewind down near vertical drops for the more derring-do.  Guisborough forest provides for all.  And there’s […]

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A Great Start

What better way to start a new day.  I am sitting here with a cup of tea, a crumpet soaked in butter and some knitting.  All this whilst listening to Classic FM on the radio, which is now playing A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms.  The music has actually moved me so much that I am […]

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The Moors

Autumn.  One of my favourite times of year.  Colour changes in various plant life, and for us in this region of the UK, lucky enough to have had some beautiful warm and a little bit windy days!  Sun lowering itself in our skies helping to cast the most beautiful lighting,  which really shows off the colours in their […]

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Adventure of a Lifetime

Looking for milestones?  I am sure we could find one everyday if we thought hard enough. However, for me there are two in particular that have taken place today.  Firstly, our eldest son Ewan started secondary school.  For the remaining days of his summer break, we have been preparing for those steps into independence.  Yes, […]

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Misty Eyed Moments

Summer holidays, or holidays at any time of year for that matter, will always revolve around connections with our family who live far and wide.  In our case that family resides from one end of Britain to the other.  On a day to day, week to week and month to month level, our small family […]

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