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Wednesday, July 10 2013

Coming over all Sir Walter Scott-ish


After a few days of dreich, misty weather and being envious of the rest of the country sweltering in high summer temperatures, today was one of those days where you wouldn't want to be anywhere else in the world other than the Highlands.Walking the dogs  took a while today, even though it was a  […]

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Sunday, March 3 2013

Sunday Walks - Eadar da Chalda

I know it sometimes seems, judging from my photographs, that it is continuously sunny in Assynt.  Well it isn't!  Today dawned grey, and at times drizzly.  But sometimes such weather only adds atmosphere to walks, and as we set off on a walk near Ardvreck Castle in an area known as Eadar da Chalda,  […]

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Saturday, January 19 2013


We have escaped the snow that is blanketing the rest of the UK at the moment, but we haven't escaped the cold.  There are bitter bitter winds blowing, and the ground is very crunchy underfoot.  We have had an easy winter up to now with very few days being below freezing, and January and February  […]

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Tuesday, December 4 2012

More Fresh Air

Following on from the last post, I thought I'd show you these photographs which I took late this afternoon as the sun was setting over the Minch.  It had been a stressful day and when I saw the sun going down I decided to grab my camera, don another layer, and head out to a highpoint.  And this was  […]

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Sunday, June 10 2012

This 'n That

I have been dyeing from dawn to dusk for the past few days in preparation for two events coming up over the next 2 weeks.  The first event is a new one for me, and for the organisers, Karelia House near Aberfeldy.  I met Shirley, who started up Karelia House, at the Perth knitting show a couple of  […]

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Saturday, March 17 2012

Difficult to Choose

BBC Radio Scotland's Out of Doors programme are currently running a series about "My Favourite Place" and they are asking listeners to submit a piece of writing describing their favourite place.  It got me wondering which place I'd choose as my favourite place, and it would be very  […]

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Sunday, April 24 2011

Signs of things to come

Today's Sunday Walk was more of a Sunday Amble, as I'm still trying to get my energy levels back to normal after this horrid cold.  Thank you all for your suggestions!  If I tried them all then I wouldn't really be in a fit state to walk anywhere!!Although the countryside is still, on the whole,  […]

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Sunday, February 27 2011

Sunday Walk and Fundraiser update

Today was another lovely, sunny day in Assynt, so as soon as the morning chores were done we set off for the hills again.  We were a bit too busy striding out today to stop and take photographs, except for one.  No matter how much we have enjoyed ourselves on our walk I love coming over the ridge  […]

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Tuesday, November 23 2010

In the right place

As cities go, if I had to live in one then it would have to be Edinburgh.  It is just the right size, and is a lovely city to walk around.  It has everything too - good restaurants, great museums, culture and history.However ...... I love where I live and for me it is the right place.  I know you  […]

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Wednesday, November 17 2010

View from the Gate

My studio is right next to the gate at the entrance to our home.  Sometimes I can stand there for ages just looking at the view, and there is always something new to look at.  Today the view was pretty dramatic and changed so quickly:[caption id="attachment_3539"  […]

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Tuesday, November 16 2010

Mid-afternoon Moonlight

Although we've lived in the UK for many years now, I still find it surprising to see the moon relatively high in the sky mid-afternoon.[caption id="attachment_3534" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Peggy, posing in front of the afternoon  […]

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Sunday, April 4 2010

Remembering what is important

I'm sure this must happen to many people who make significant changes in their way of life, but I always thought it would be different for us - when we moved here I thought I'd never go through a day without taking time just to sit and look at the wonderful view with a large mug of rooibos tea in my  […]

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