Tag Archives: walking in Scotland

Around the reservoirs and beneath the hills

My brand new electronic pedometer requires me to go for a walk every day – what a hardship! It was gorgeously cold and sunny today, with cat ice on the reservoirs and a definite difference in temperature when you stepped … Continue reading

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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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Season of mists…

Today was a holiday for us, some sort of September pagan ritual lost in the mists of time no doubt, so we celebrated by taking three tents in for repair. The little darlings are rough on kit, and interestingly it’s … Continue reading

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Finding the remote places

After a summer of only just holding it together (but luckily we have holiday insurance, good family and patience) today Handsome and I made the first baby steps back into walking. We had good intentions of going for an out-and-back … Continue reading

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Twitchy passenger

Handsome is a dreadful passenger – he sits there and twitches, winces, flinches, brakes… But it doesn’t matter, I still drove us to Peebles. We had a plan to go for a nice gentle flat walk alongside the river Tweed, … Continue reading

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Perilous perambulations…

…or why we won’t be going to the Lake District after all. Tomorrow morning we were supposed to be setting off for six days walking (in the torrential rain) in the Lake District – I’m even packed. Handsome, however, is … 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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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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Domestic Goddess

What is the best way of dealing with an overflowing ironing basket? Or the forty nine items on my things-to-do list, which include such gems as ‘Clear Mouse’s hair out of the shower plug-hole’ and ‘Check when the next family … 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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