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Posted: 13/10/2015 at 21:21
FG - great pics! you're a much better skimmer than me. It is just so lovely up there (very deep sigh).
One of our most beautiful experiences in Scotland was driving in the sunshine to a holiday cottage in January when it had been really cold but dry for several days. There were inches of frost over all the vegetation just sparkling away like crystals in the sunlight & we drove through tunnels and avenues of it.
A really magical winter wonderland. I feel soooo homesick for somewhere often visited but never lived in. It is my spiritual home.
No I don't live near Pen Y Fan - other side of the country in Suffolk. Going to the Brecons for a little break hoping to see some nice autumnal colours


Posted: 13/10/2015 at 19:09

Fidget - the mini- moon sounds great. Might you have a trip to Heligan if you're at St Austell?? ((bit green with envy if so  )

Would love to see the pics of you skimming stones Fairy  Such a simple & free activity - yet hours of fun to be had. What's your record skim? I might have managed a 4 or 5 once but it's usually 2 - all in the wrist action apparently.

October is a good month for birthdays - it's mine next week too. I shall be at the base of Pen y Fan wondering if my knees are up to coming down if you see what I mean. Admire how much walking you've done this year - you'll have to write a proper blog.


Posted: 13/10/2015 at 16:44

We had a wonderful 2 weeks in Arisaig a couple of years ago (abt 30 mins south of Mallaig) & have spent many holidays around Arnamurchan / Ullapool / Applecross - most of the Highlands really. It is absolutely my favourite part of the world - just love it .

The weather has usually been OK too - which some people find surprising. So long as you have waterproofs & a hat & gloves you're well prepared. Had a 2 week sailing holiday off the west coast in September a few years ago. Spent every day in T shirts and shorts watching dolphins and porpoises (evenings were a little chilly but a drop of the single malt sorted that out!)

Did you do the boat trip across to the pub at Inverie Bushman? We had rather a good lunch there... We also did the ferry to Eigg & Rhum which was a grand day out.

Happy Days 

Strange problem....

Posted: 13/10/2015 at 14:09


Posted: 13/10/2015 at 12:25

Why do you think you're not sleeping Hosta? Does your knee hurt at night? Can the doc help with that?

I have episodes of poor sleeping patterns - usually if I'm stressing about something. I find the only cure is to make myself get up at about 7am for several days - even if I've only had 2hrs sleep. Eventually fatigue takes over and I start being able to sleep when I go to bed. Worst thing is when you get into bed and your brain goes into overdrive & you can't switch off at all. The more you try - the worse it gets. Why do night time scenarios always seem so much worse than the actual event?


Posted: 13/10/2015 at 12:02

Hosta - you do sound as though you need a big hug - consider it done 

I did like the look of that pub near Tintagel you mentioned yesterday. Think we might add that to the list of places to visit when we  are next in the SW - maybe next year - who knows - so many places to go - so little time available.

Hope you grab 40 winks later on.

Strange problem....

Posted: 13/10/2015 at 11:10

They certainly honk when they die after hiding from the cat in the workings on the back of a fridge. Been there, have several of those T-shirts.... 

It won't be too disgusting to handle just yet Tootles - so I'd have the cooker out & use a torch to see if you can locate & remove it. If you can't you might just have to leave the windows open for a week or so....


Posted: 13/10/2015 at 09:29
Just go as you are BL - they'll just think you're that slightly eccentric English woman from up the road.


Posted: 13/10/2015 at 08:26
Just sounds like common sense to me Dove. I didn't even realise that my books are somewhat ordered until somebody commented on it.
It's not done obsessively, but by subject or author for fact or fiction - and then by size & colour to make them look nice on the shelves


Posted: 13/10/2015 at 07:48
Lesley, Dove & Clari all snuck in there - must type faster. Morning to you all too.

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