Tag Archives: midges

Red spots in the morning? Must be the midges in Glen Quaich.

And relax… That’s the Silver Expedition done and dusted and although we still have the Gold and Bronze Expeditions to go, neither of them are actually my responsibility – I’m just a hanger on and helper for them so there’s … Continue reading

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Foibles

This time last year I was issuing kit to our largest ever Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Group before their expedition. There was a lot of competition for the newest stuff as well as for the rucksacks that matched their waterproofs. … Continue reading

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starting with weather and continuing with swallows

I know I whinge* a lot about the weather in Scotland – I do try not to, but sometimes you just have to comment on what’s happening outside, particularly when it can have a major effect on how your day … Continue reading

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Friday 13th

Fancy us choosing Friday the thirteenth to set the kids off on their expedition! At least we gave them a good send-off, with Handsome reigning in the youth hostel kitchen this morning, cooking breakfast for sixteen (twelve kids, four staff). … Continue reading

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getting what I wished for

We've had a week of glorious weather, sunshine from early in the morning to late at night, and it has just been so wonderful! All the washing for the whole week has been dried outside (I love the smell of … Continue reading

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