It’s been a while since I last wrote, and to be honest I have done very little that was worth sharing. Life has continued apace, our great French adventure is taking shape, and I have been sitting around on my backside getting slower, older and heavier. But fear not dear reader, for a couple of…Read more What is best in life?
This week’s mini adventure didn’t include any mountains, camping, or self-sufficiency. This week’s mini adventure was small, hairy and many-legged. We went to Butterfly & Insect World at Dobbies Garden Centre near Dalkeith. If you’ve never been then it is a big green house full of tropical plants and some gigantic free-flying butterflies. If you…Read more A mini, and quite hairy, adventure
Modern working life appears to be made up of project work. Everything is a project. Even if you work every day doing the same thing there will be a project on the go to improve it, or add new things to the list. Outside of work we seem to be compartmentalising more and more of…Read more Projects, projects, projects
Tonight I have made a promise to myself that this year I will follow through on one of the many little projects that have cluttered up my brain for years. I’m not going to give any more details just now but as it crystallises I will let you know. This year marks 10 years since…Read more 2015 – Bring it on!
Last Friday we packed up the car at lunchtime, picked up the Monkey from school and headed to Beinglas campsite just north of Loch Lomond. The weather was fair and we had the tent up within a short space of time so that we could enjoy the sun going down with a wee glass of…Read more A weekend away
Not all adventures have to be grand affairs that require a lot of planning. On mid summer’s night we had a few friends over and camped out in our back garden. There was a barbecue, a fire to keep us toasty, some drinks to keep us lubricated and plenty of conversation under the stars. The…Read more More mini-adventures
Training in the gym is progressing and I have started my training for this year’s attempt on the National 3 Peaks. I have a feeling that this time we are going to complete it and so I want to feel as though I can manage it without dying. The key will be in pacing ourselves…Read more Route 76