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
A wee trip to Torridon to walk Beinn Eighe. Beautiful. And a wee film below. https://youtu.be/BG1G43hMbhc
A cloud inversion this morning covering Strathearn in cotton wool. The last one I saw that was this good was 10 years or so ago at the Aonach Mor gondola so it was lovely to see nature's duvet in action so clearly.
Driving to work this morning.
Ben Lawers and Lochan nan Cat from the summit of An Stuc. Makes sandwiches even tastier.
Last nights sleeping arrangements after a day in the Galloway Hills, Tunskeen Bothy.
My last post considered my future fatherhood. And since then I've been pretty much unable to find the time to do anything else as my all has been channelled into ensuring this wee man, called Sam, keeps grinning. This smile makes any day a success.
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