• A Year on Monday: 1st January 2018

    I was meant to write and share this yesterday, but my brain wouldn’t play ball; skirting round wanting to settle down to draft this post, and enjoying a final lazy day of 2017. Delightfully, the end of 2017 was filled with the best kind of laziness; Christmas and Hogmanay were spent in Croy with just …

  • A Month on Monday: November 2017

    I can’t wait until I make the move to the Highlands full-time and don’t have to travel back and fore to Edinburgh every week, but I will miss the train journeys. The Edinburgh to Inverness onward extension of the old East Coast Mainline is beautiful, especially once you pass Perth and head northward into the …

  • Another Month, Another Tuesday: September and a Half

    Life is speeding along. I blink, and we’ve jolted forward another few weeks with hardly time to take a breath. Still, one can’t complain. Much has happened in the last few weeks, most of it to do with homemaking. Boxes have been packed away; furniture delivered, assembled, and mediations as to final positions have been …

  • Increasingly Brief Encounters

    I’ve been on annual leave from work for most of this week, trying to get my head down and study. Apart from a couple of frustrations (an empty week eventually turned into having something going on every single day), it’s been going well. Progress of sorts has been made, at any rate. The bulk of …