Category Archives: Family

Lockdown Blues

I have been speaking to a few pals and some are struggling during this recent Lockdown. Hopefully the vaccinations may help once we get them done. A few weeks ago should have been a great night in my village it … Continue reading

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As we enter another lockdown. Thinking of you all.

I have been over in the West in lockdown with. Friend who is in my bubble. We have been enjoying some exceptional weather when the new Lockdown measures were announced last night. I am near Applecross and we had decided … Continue reading

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New year local wandering.

I have been over with a friend since lockdown in the West we both live alone and could not travel to see families so we decided to stay at Kalies. It makes a big difference to have some company. There … Continue reading

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Be kind, think of others and contact that lonely person we all know off?

I am lucky I am still going keeping well apart from the usual aches and pains. It’s not easy for many folk just now but I feel some of the anger and frustration on the internet and web does not … Continue reading

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Chapter 2 Dog Tales, visits to Scotland.

Scotland was where my owner loved and we did our first winter climbing course together at Grantown On Spey. The Military said that I was not allowed to be in the Centre, but every night I was in with the … Continue reading

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A bit of cheer. Dog’s tales from the back of a Landover. Chapter 1.

We all need cheered up I hope this will help? They say “a man’s best friend is his Dog. This is the tale of a special dog Teallach”. Introduction: I wrote this in several parts in my blog a few … Continue reading

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Time to think at this time.

There is lots happening just now with Covid and us all missing our family and friends. I am so privileged to live by the sea, have forests on my doorstep and easy access to the mountains. I can get out … Continue reading

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Hamish leaves the Glen for a final time.

Most folk will know I was down in Glencoe saying farewell to Hamish. The morning started with pouring rain and awful weather. I visited my sick friend then headed over to Glencoe were I met many old pals. SARDA Lochaber, … Continue reading

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This is the anniversary of my Mother’s passing.

It’s been a difficult period just now for many. This is the month when my Mum passed away many years ago. What would my Mum be thinking of today as we are in the midst of this virus? She would … Continue reading

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Loch Ness Wellington aircraft 2020.

On New Years Eve in 1940 a training flight went horribly wrong when a Wellington Bomber N2980 suffered engine failure and plunged into Loch Ness. Most of the crew was ordered to bail out, leaving the Captain and a second pilot … Continue reading

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