Poem of the Month

Today would have been my mother’s 59th birthday, so I thought to commemorate her I share one of her favourite poems with you. Well, there we go again – it is not a poem but a ballad. On the last evening we spent with her before she passed away, we sat in her hospice room…

Grateful Thursday 17.08.2017

I think it is obvious that I fell off the wagon – I stopped reading as much and I am addicted to streaming again. I went on a streaming cold turkey in January and stuck to it (well with the occasional relapse like When Harry met Sally in April) all the way up to June….

Autumnal August

Today was the first dry day in over a week. Somehow we started autumn early here in the South of Scotland. I know that a few will say “Well, it is Scotland you should expect rain” but I still think we had an unusually wet summer so far. Interrupted by the occasional sunny even hot …

Just trying to waste some time here !

My husband’s work requires an early start which is why he tries to go to bed before 10pm. And because I am so used to going to bed with him, I never questioned whether or not I should go to bed before 10pm as well. It took me a year to realise that this is…

Getting back into the saddle

Anyone who has ever fallen of a horse knows how hard it can be to get back into the saddle. The last time I fell of S. (knock on wood) was during my final weeks writing my BA thesis and it took me months before I dared to go hacking again. S. didn’t get injured…

Ohrwurm of the Week

I got this song stuck in my head because it was on the radio 2-3 times this week. I’ve always loved this song as I think that it – despite being a bit cheesy at times and a successful chart duet – connects to everyone who has been in a longtime relationship. Actually, I think…

Grateful Thursday 27.07.17

Today I am again grateful for my friends and for the fact that they are willing to spend time and money to visit me. My last Grateful Thursday was about the fun I had spending time with my friend V and today is a reflection on the time I spent with my oldest and one…

Lazy Sunday

I am, at this moment, sitting on my bed surrounded by my doggies while my bestie is sleeping next door. The weather hasn’t been kind to us ever since L. arrived but we managed to go hacking this morning nevertheless. Weather forecast promised a dry morning, so we had an early start and went up…

Highlands Interlude

As mentioned before, our camping plans were crushed by a bad weather forecast. However, one of the days was supposed to be sunny and warm, so we decided to get up early, pack the dogs and drive up to Perthshire to get a wisp of the Scottish Highlands. We went to Dunkeld, a nice wee…

Edinburgh Mon Amour

Our plans to go tenting on Saturday were spoilt by a forecast for torrential rain. So we went to Edinburgh instead. No matter how the weather is supposed to be, Edinburgh never disappoints. Edinburgh is where I fell in love with Scotland. We went to my two favourite places – places I’ll never tire to…

Grateful Thursday 13.7.17

I am grateful for good friends, nice weather and blaeberries! With my hubby away I have two friends staying with me after each other and this means a full programme of exciting things to do and see. Today we visited Kailzie Gardens (will upload pic tomorrow) and walked up Minch Moor – a 10k hike…

Ohrwurm of the Week 30.06.2017

Every so often I need a battlecry-type of tune to help me overcome my doubts and fears. Help me build self-confidence and trust (not saying it always helps but there is no harm in it). This is my current battlecry-song:   I am woman, hear me roar In numbers too big to ignore And I…