Tag Archives: Big yellow minibus

Walking as summer changes to autumn

Today we had a Duke of Edinburgh Silver walk out on one of my favourite routes – from Traquair to Tibbie Shiels. We set the kids off from the  at Kirkhouse, let them get ahead of us, and then while … Continue reading

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Strange things seen in the Pentlands today

It was a gorgeous day for a walk today – sunny but with a steady breeze (rising to quite a strong wind in places) to keep it cool. The kids we were walking with were all cheerful and capable, and … Continue reading

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Someone remind me when I’m supposed to do the everyday stuff

It has all been a bit frenetic recently, although I'm really not complaining, because it's been fun too. Two weekends ago we had a family celebration in London – it was lovely, very garden-party-ish with fizz on the lawns and … Continue reading

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new starts

This morning I met thirty-one new Bronze Duke of Edinburgh kids in a school car-park for their first outing. There should be thirty-four, but three couldn't make it today. We now need two big yellow mini-buses and a people carrier! … Continue reading

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And summer of the jets

I think Handsome has a tracking device in his watch or something…. they're following us. We sat in the minibus at St Mary's Loch today and watched three jets flying up the valley – they were right in front of … Continue reading

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Summer of road works – a bit of a rant

Central Scotland is being dug up at the moment – I am beginning to feel caged in by road works. There are two sets on my normal route to work, the first seems to involve kerbing both sides of a … Continue reading

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