Thanks for all the kind thoughts – the things that are important in life.

Every year you get older and its amazing when you look back how lucky we are. Nowadays we have Food banks and lots of homeless folk we have always had poverty but its so open nowadays. I came from a large family of 5 kids and though my Dad was a minister it was very poorly paid in these days. We lived in a large house that was very hard to keep warm yet we had so much. Mum was always terrified as it was a “tied house” and she feared that we would be out if anything happend to Dad. The Church gave you little time after a loss of a minister in these days. As the youngest I was the “spoiled one” by my sisters so I am told and later the wild one ( I still am). Yet we were so well looked after and loved and it would have been great to look after my Mum and Dad better. We could have made things a lot better for them both but sadly it was not to be.

Seemingly this is me when I was about 1 at the tennis courts in Ayr – where did my blond hair go?

Today I will go and visit an old friend in a local Respite centre and maybe take them out for a meal. I am asked what do I want I have enough “Stuff” so I need very little I would rather folk spent time with those they love or those less fortunate than them .

My grand kids are lovely kids and I love it that they being told that they are so lucky and have been making up an Advent Calendar of things that folks need that goes to charity. They put something in every day for those less fortunate its a great idea and sad we have to do this in 2019.


Thanks for all the kind words and thoughts the photos that make me laugh. Hopefully I will get out on the hills and I am going to Lexi and Ellie Skye Carol Service in Inverness this week. We will share a cake and have a laugh “stuff “means little looking after those you love is priceless.

“Stuff” a word for the things many think are important: cars, wealth etc yet Health and good friends are family are more important as is looking after them.

Comments welcome.

About heavywhalley.MBE

Mountain Rescue Specialist. Environmentalist. Spent 37 years with RAF Mountain Rescue and 3 years with a civilian Team . Still an active Mountaineer and loves the wild places.
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