Tag Archives: other people’s children

Living in a variable climate

Saturday’s children needed sunglasses, waterproofs, wooly scarfs and finally, because there were three groups and the days are short now – torches. The kids in the third group thought it was a great adventure having to navigate the last couple … Continue reading

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Time to stop being cosy…

I’ve been remarkably domesticated recently, but as we head towards darker, colder and wetter days (dark at 4:30pm today and a¬†current amber warning for heavy rain overnight), we start our walking with other people’s children season… It aways seems quite … Continue reading

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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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Tougher than the pandas

All my walking this week has been with or around students – some of it was voluntary (the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh group) and some of it was a bit more curricular… Last week was our healthy week at school, … Continue reading

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OK – who changed stuff while I was away?

It’s been a few months… Or so… And I’ve just logged back into wordpress – having had to look up my password first – and discovered that it all looks and acts differently. It’s just taken me ten minutes to … Continue reading

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It doesn’t always work out well

Yesterday in the Borders was a day of torrential, cold rain, which turned into hail on the tops of the hills, and all of it being blown sideways by a bitter wind. It was the kind of bad weather day … Continue reading

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It’s a bit silly…

Tomorrow morning, at ridiculous-o’clock in the morning I am going to London with a coach full of potentially over-excited children. I am all packed and everything is sitting in the kitchen, patiently waiting to be picked up in the morning… … Continue reading

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Another entry in my increasingly intermittent blog…

I blame the weather – yet another fine September weekend meant that I had to go out again. Quite a surprisingly large number of last year’s Bronze DofE group decided that they were brave enough to do Silver, so we … Continue reading

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I take it all back

This evening we had goldfinches basking in the evening sunshine, I find that I can put up with starlings if there are goldfinches in the balance. Tomorrow morning, quite early, we head off for the Scottish Borders, with two minibuses, … Continue reading

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