Category Archives: Flora

Your never to old to learn or fall off a bike / a journey of pain and incompetence!

This new game of cycling is hard going especially for a mechanically dyslexic person like me! I went to see my mate Kenny who was my Deputy in the RAF MRT and then became my Team Leader! He is a … Continue reading

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Running on empty ?

I went for a bike run today was planning a big cycle ( for me) but had no energy ! I returned after an hour I feel like a wasted day. It’s not been a great week as felt a … Continue reading

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On my Mum’s Anniversary – How I still miss my Mum.

This is the anniversary of my Mum’s passing she died in 1980 I still miss her every day she was as all Mum’s area a special lady.  She was the minister’s wife and worked so hard for the Church throughout … Continue reading

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“Crab crawl”a wander round Cairngorm and a visit to a few old haunts? The sad mess on the other side of Cairngorm?

It was out with a few pals yesterday Yeni, Berty, Gus and Brent average age 60 -70 apart from Brent. Now these boys love the Cairngorms and the weather was great so it was an early pick up for Gus,Bernie … Continue reading

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Arran wander up Glen Rosa Cir Mor and Beinn Tarsuin.

I am in Arran to help raise funds for the Arran Mountain Festival and I am speaking along with two of the local lassies in Corrie Village Hall tonight at 1930, there will also be a BBQ run by the … Continue reading

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Home after an interesting few days with Outfitmoray in the Cairngorms!

Day 4 & 5 in the Cairngorms at Badaguish with Outfitmoray a local Charity and the Respite week for kids, now I need a rest! The last two days went well the kids had a great days canoeing on Loch … Continue reading

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Still in the Cairngorms, with Outfitmoray helping with the cooking Kingussie crag then visit Cemetery at Kingussie and the story of the 9 Indian Soldiers graves.

Day 2 Rockclimbing These are fairly long days up at 6 and help Bernie with breakfast for 20 (worse than cooking for mountain rescue team) Breakfast for 0800 then clean up, sort out sandwiches and packed meals for the day. … Continue reading

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