I am all set to go down South to see my granddaughter Lexi , I will have this week with her. I am so looking forward to it. Due to my self-imposed lifestyle in Mountain Rescue my family and friends missed out on so many occasions and it is so important to see family when you can. I love seeing them and Lexi is such a wonderful happy child we are going to have some fun. It has been a hard few weeks with two deaths it was very tragic when Robbie fell in the Alps. Life is strange and you never know hat it has in store, live every day and be good to those you love. After this I am off climbing with my great friend Dan Carrol we are off to Lundy Island and then Cornwall to hopefully finish my Classic rock climbs, which has taken nearly 40 years to complete. I have been so lucky to climb with so many great friends, it should be fun. Dan will be really sharp as he has just completed a course in working at height for work and is now on a Rescue team leaders Course. This is the man who has summitted on Everest and was the Team Leader of St Athan, Kinloss and Leuchars Mrt. Health & Safety is incredible!
The news about RAF Lossiemouth & Leuchars closing comes out when I am away just before Parliament recesses. They are so clever those MP’s they get away before the bad news breaks. I still feel there should be a huge inquiry into the Nimrod debacle, where the aircraft ran into billions of debit and nearly 10 years behind completion. Rumour has it that crews are now in the USA at a huge cost to the taxpayer as we may be buying a 30-year-old American plane that we could have bought years ago. What a mess and no one bothers at all.
Enough grumpy old man stuff, I was given a wonderful painting by Terry Moore a long time friend of Ben Lui that he painted for my wee house. It was a great surprise and a lovely thought. Terry is a fine artist and I advise you to goggle his website sorry but do not have the link just now.