Morrone: a quick corbett before the rain

That was the plan ... However, having parked up in the main Braemar car park, we were around the duck pond when we felt a spot. Initially unsure, was that a spot of rain or a drop from the tree we just passed, the puddles gave the game away. Optimistic to the end, we concluded … Continue reading Morrone: a quick corbett before the rain

Festive Greetings!

I hope you’ve all had a lovely Christmas, however you chose to spend it. Due to restrictions around social gatherings and travel, we had a Merry Christmas for two. Not quite the same, but we made the most of it, cooking turkey and all the trimmings. I made my special tiramisu trifle (for me as … Continue reading Festive Greetings!

The Covid Angel

Yesterday I felt really down! I’d been looking forward to the Christmas break after a long term. Although we’ve been well supported locally, it’s felt harder than normal and certainly more tiring. Doing everything online and not having the same social contact takes it’s toll. Today, however, was the last day of term and it … Continue reading The Covid Angel

Bruce’s Journey to Compleation

In awe of his achievement (I just go along for the walk and fresh air occasionally), I formulated a list of questions for Bruce and last night got him to humour me and share his journey. When and how did your Munro journey begin? August 2009. Clare and I used to do a lot of … Continue reading Bruce’s Journey to Compleation

Escape to Knoydart

Having left Mull on the first ferry on Monday morning, we later caught a boat from Mallaig to Inverie. As forecast, the rain was tipping down from the moment we awoke and I had a sense of deja vu. On this occasion it was Bruce’s goal at stake - his quest to complete the remaining … Continue reading Escape to Knoydart

Loch Lee: Who needs an air bridge when this is on your ‘doorstep’?

Freedom is Restored So, this week the restrictions on travel were lifted for the majority of Scotland, allowing us once again to access the hills. It’s been a long wait, but today made it totally worth it! Deliberation The weather forecast, typically, was mixed. Stronger winds, the possibility of heavy rain (showers if lucky), you … Continue reading Loch Lee: Who needs an air bridge when this is on your ‘doorstep’?

Family

This weekend I finally got to see my parents again after 19 weeks! Living a wee bit apart I don’t see them as regularly as I would if they were just down the road. A busy life (and work) get in the way, so it’s not uncommon to go a month without seeing them. We … Continue reading Family

Be Grateful of the Small Things

Biking Today was a stunning day. We’ve been truly blessed with the weather thus far during our ‘confinement’, and it was a joy to be out on the trails again today. Riding out from home, it’s not long before we reach Hazlehead. I love being able to ride across to Countesswells, a favourite running route … Continue reading Be Grateful of the Small Things

Social Distancing and Staying Home

Save Lives, Stay At Home The message from Government has been very clear this week - stay at home. Even work now involves being at home and that’s surprisingly been okay. One upstairs and one downstairs, meeting for coffee or lunch; the day runs pretty much as normal. Where I’ve struggled a little is with … Continue reading Social Distancing and Staying Home

Solo Sunday: Finding the New ‘Normal’

It’s been a challenging week for everyone. Sunday has always been the social run, Saturday is for parkrun. Neither have happened this week. Yesterday was tough - it was upsetting not being able to go and meet with my running friends; today, however, I’ve got a more positive take on things. The day started with … Continue reading Solo Sunday: Finding the New ‘Normal’