Category Archives: Family

The hidden costs of the Voluntary Rescue Services.

A friend started a discussion on the RAF Mountain Rescue Facebook page. He mentioned with great honestly the difficult period for relationships and many families have when their loved one joins a Mountain Rescue Team. Like many voluntary Services, the … Continue reading

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Looking back today on the last 100 days there have been some interesting thoughts that are in my head.

Lots of emotions and thoughts over the last 100 days. Sadness. At first there was great sadness as my grand kids moved South. I was so used to seeing them regularly that hurt. I did fear for the future for … Continue reading

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Fathers Day thought 2020.

I feel this is especially relevant today?  Many would not believe that I had a minister as my father was a “Fire and Brimstone minister” a Tee – totaller. I looking back had a great child hood though, though we … Continue reading

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Looking back on a strange few months.

It’s been a long time since I was on the hills but though I miss them so much my bike has been such a great pal over the last few months. I have mentioned before that when the tides allow … Continue reading

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Covid 19 Advice for walkers and climbers.Some personal thoughts.

Please see below the latest advice for climbers and walkers. It is hard staying local I can see the big hills and I am lucky having a beach and forest to enjoy on my doorstep. Many are not so lucky. … Continue reading

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It’s the little things that matter. A memory of the Island of Eigg 2016.

Most days I catch up with my Grandchildren (they are down South) how I miss them. These are strange times we are in. Thank goodness for modern technology where we can keep in touch. It’s the same with my sister … Continue reading

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Dreaming?

I was speaking yesterday to a pal (from a safe distance) he is a keen mountaineer and misses the hills like me so much. Yet we both adhere to what the government says about staying away from the places we … Continue reading

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Week 4 – “Don’t count the days make the days count.”

I hope all are well and coping with the “Lock down”. I am lucky having a beach and a forest on my doorstep. I manage my Exercise daily out on my bike or walking. It’s never busy and we are … Continue reading

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Climbing Pubs – Another Era ?

My first insight into a pub for climbers was in my first weekend at Kintail at the Kintail Lodge Hotel where I sat in awe with my shandy as the Mountain Rescue Team and the locals sang lots of folk … Continue reading

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Difficult Times Ahead

Well what can I say it going to be a hard time ahead and I am thinking of family and friends. With the lockdown comes a huge change in life for us all. I have had so many calls from … Continue reading

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