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Wednesday, April 27 2016

Off on an adventure

I'm acutely aware that this poor blog has been neglected over the past few weeks.  It has been a bit of a crazy few weeks with lots happening here.  But tomorrow I set off to Australia for a few weeks to visit family and have a bit of a holiday.It will be a trip tinged with memories of my sister  […]

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Thursday, December 19 2013


Broughty Ferry - 1950's

What a busy few weeks I had while in Australia.  My time there just flew by, and I can hardly believe that I am already back home.  Now I just need to get over the jetlag and I'll be feeling almost myself again.While I was in Brisbane we spent some time going through photographs that my Mum and Dad  […]

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Saturday, October 12 2013

On Holiday at Home

Lexie's Loch, Assynt

At the beginning of this week the weather was awful!  Really awful!  We had gale force winds and torrential rain interspersed with hail.  The wind was from the north at times, making it bitterly cold.  At times working in the dye shed was a little frightening - although fortunately the shed is  […]

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Monday, September 30 2013



Overwhelming is the best word I can think of to describe the Italian Chapel on the island of Lambholm, Orkney.This Chapel is located alongside the Churchill Barrier which links Mainland to Lambholm and viewed from the outside looks nothing like your traditional Chapel:From this angle only the bell  […]

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Sunday, September 29 2013

Highland Park


If you go to Orkney, one of the "must do's" is the tour of one of the two distilleries on the Mainland.  There is Scapa Distillery which you can't miss if you walk along Scapa Beach as it sits at one end of the beach, but which is not open to the public for tours: and Highland Park  […]

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Tuesday, September 24 2013

New Friends


We are staying in a delightful cottage called The Slap.  Once the weather brightens I'll try and get some photographs of this beautifully renovated cottage.However, we have new neighbours for the week, and we're slowly getting to make friends with them: My favourites have to be the pygmy goats:I  […]

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Monday, November 5 2012

Wish you were here - an Australian postcard

I'm thoroughly enjoying my break in Australia, and we've been pretty busy!  Last week we spent a few days in Kingscliff, a lovely little town in the north of New South Wales, very close to the Queensland border.  Although on the surface it is a sleepy little place:it is very pretty, and a popular  […]

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Sunday, October 28 2012

On being a Great Aunt

Hello from Australia.  After a long, long, but smooth flight I've landed in Brisbane and am enjoying being thoroughly spoilt by my Mum and Dad.   I've also been trying to get to know the local wildlife.  This is one of the many common bearded dragons which are to be found wondering around the  […]

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