A visit to Aberdeen and Insch and a wee talk for the Guides with some old pals.

Yesterday was a busy day I was off to Aberdeen to see Ashleigh in her new flat in Aberdeen it was pouring when I left home. The rest of the UK had a heatwave going! The usually busy Aberdeen road was quite today and it was an easy journey especially when the sun came out. Aberdeen was sunny and I had a great few hours together some lunch and dropped of some things for Ashleigh! She fixed my computer and updated my website it was all magic to me thanks Ashleigh.

After this I was going on to Insch for a fundraiser for the Local Guides and  I stopped at Benn Achie Centre and had a short walk !  What a great facility full of interesting information about this incredible wee mountain. This is a great place to visit and was busy with fold walking cycling and enjoying the amenities. Sadly my time was precious but what a great Centre and a special hill so well looked after and a place I must revisit again!

It was then on to Insch the sun was hot and I had a great few hours with my niece Judith Graham and the family! We even had our dinner outside in the sun ! Her daughter Holly is off to Mexico with the Guides and is fundraising for the trip hence my visit to give a chat in the Community Centre! Before that Lucas her brother batters me on his football game as he is recovering from an appendix operation and his brother Gregor kept us busy with his gymnastics it was a full on 2 hours.


Judith and the other Mum had been busy baking for the lecture  teas and it was a hectic hour at the hall setting out the seats and getting ready! I was worried that the weather was so good few would come but in the end we had a great crowd and raised nearly £250 for the Guides. We had a break in between and tea and cakes.

Thanks to all for your support and keep kindness! I left just after 2200 for my journey home the sun and sky was a red orb on the hills and the roads quite again. Getting near home, the Moray Coast  and the sea the views were wonderful and I was soon home!

It had been a busy day but so enjoyable. The world is mad again with the latest terror attack in London. Yet I met so many kind folk again some old pals from Mountain Rescue who are the best of people and some great kids who are our future! You have to keep going and not let the world problems just now and drag you down!

Time with folk you love is special try and make time for each other! Thanks to my niece Judith for a great evening and all the work you all did! Family support is so important and the tea and cakes are superb I share them with Wendy today! In my mind good things happen and  Karma comes around to those who keep giving and loving!

Thanks all for your support, care and love!

So much to do , so little time!



About heavywhalley.MBE

After dinner speaker Lecturer and Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 36 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 4 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer and loves the wild places.
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2 Responses to A visit to Aberdeen and Insch and a wee talk for the Guides with some old pals.

  1. Athol Cobban says:

    Great talk in Insch last night. Amazing career, very informative and inspiring for all, especially the kids.

    Liked by 1 person

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