I've been home for a week. Anna came up with me from Bishopbriggs and, despite the poor weather until Monday, we managed to have a good time drinking plenty of coffee as we did our crosswords at The Woodlands and various other coffee shops in Stornoway. On Monday we spent the afternoon in the garden trying to bring it under control after the wet 'summer' which had encouraged rampant weeds whilst I was away. Tuesday morning at the crack of dawn I took Anna to the ferry for her journey home. What a fantastic morning and day we had. I spent most of it in the garden and the evening preparing the living room for a makeover.
So I have not spent as much time in Blogland nor on Facebook recently. I'm hoping to catch up soon. However as I'll be working in the garden on good days and decorating my living room as well as, hopefully, being some use out at Grimshader my Blogland exploits may be limited to coffee breaks (like now) when the temperature is 21℃ and I need to be indoors out of the heat!
We may be apart but when I look at the sky and remember that we are standing on the same earth, looking at the same moon, somehow you don't seem so far away after all.
Life isn't about dawdling to the grave, arriving safely in an attractive, wrinkle-free body but rather an adventure that ends skidding in sideways, champagne in one hand, strawberries in the other, totally worn out, screaming "Yee-ha. What a ride!!"
Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… It’s about learning to dance in the rain. (With thanks to shabby girl ofA Travelling Fish)
But what are plans other than more restrictions? (With thanks to Pauline)
Feeling young is fabulous but growing old is a blessing!!! (A comment on this blog by Jaz who used to writeTreacy Travels.)
The trick to pushing 70, GB, is to push back -- hard!!! (A comment by Carol aka Canadian Chickadee who comments but does not blog)
Having lived the majority of my life in the Hebrides where my heart is, I feel I can now call myself a Hebridean. For nine years until this winter I lived half my life in New Zealand: a country I love and hope to return to as a part-time Kiwi.
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