Posted: 18/11/2015 at 19:20
W'song - I know it's a national pastime to complain about the British weather - I'm no different - but I'm so aware of what that weather does here in the west of Scotland. When I'm toiling up a hill, wondering why I'm doing it, I stop and look round at the breathtaking glens, the majestic summits, the burns crashing down the mountainside, and the rock scoured from centuries of that tumbling, freezing cold water, and I realise how grateful I am for all that b***y rain!
I'm not ashamed to say I cry sometimes when I'm up there. It can be a very moving experience.
chicky - we've often had customers from the islands on the phone and the accent is very difficult! I suppose the Scandinavian influence is so strong there. They're all 'pining for the fjords' you know... Funny how we can have beautiful beaches - on the islands in particular- and stunning clear water like Verd gets - we just don't get to see it so often through the mist and rain
Glad you're enjoying that programme Ggirl. The red squirrels are gorgeous aren't they? The pine martens are pretty amazing too. Thanks for the apple pie -just what I needed
Glad I made you giggle Hosta. The quote from Griff is good though, and very accurate too!