My feet are important to me. We are a team. On a daily basis they allow me to play "Chase Me" with my son and wife, run to the kitchen to grab a bag of crisps and do all the other important things a busy dad/teacher/outdoor type needs to do. So it's been pretty frustrating … Continue reading The Sole Purpose of Your Feet is Toe-tal Fun
Category: Writing and Musings
I love a bridge. And this walk was full of bridges, large and small. Some of historical note (as in you can find info on the internet), others not...... Starting with this beauty. My wander started in Tomatin, just under the Findhorn Viaduct. And I was aiming for Boat of Garten, following one of General … Continue reading History v Progress?
Don't let the title fool you, it's not 2019! Happy new year to one and all. 2018 is here and it's a good looking number. Much more attractive than 2017. More curvy? Bigger? More contemporary? I've got a few resolutions. Take on the challenge of a new job (that I start in 7 short days). … Continue reading What I Did in 2018
The best way to ensure your child likes a campervan trip to your favourite mountain range? Let him drive.
As a primary school teacher I've taught boys named after the isles of Harris and Lewis. I've taught an Ailsa (Craig), a (North) Rona, a Tara (nsay), a Summer (Isles) and a (Stac) Lee. And not so long ago I taught a girl called Skye. I'm bearing in mind that when teaching some of these … Continue reading Island Children
Q. What equipment do you need to go caving? I only ask because if a Trivial Pursuit victory depended on my knowledge of potholing, I would be left floundering with 5/6s of a pie. The very idea of exploring the depths of middle earth excites me but scares the bejesus out of me, probably because … Continue reading A Hole Lot of Wonder
Driving to work the other day I was listening to the radio. Amongst the news stories about Trump, TTIP and terrorism, and songs like Walking in Memphis, I Left My Heart in San Francisco and New York State of Mind, the wavelengths took an easterly turn on the compass: "I was sick and tired of … Continue reading Lost in Song
Last night I felt my boy kick me through Kirsty's belly. He's not quite ready to say "Morning Dad" yet but in a few short weeks he'll arrive and we'll both get to meet him for the first time and find out if his lungs are as powerful as his foot. Seven months of pregnancy have … Continue reading Morning Dad