A long post…Well, did I see them?

Gardenstown is a tiny fishing village on the northern tip of Scotland. It is bordered by a sleepy harbour and filled with picturesque ‘chocolate-box’ cottages nestled amongst layers of rocks in the hillside. The sound of the sea lapping against the shoreline is the first thing to greet you in the morning and is the […]

Aurora Borealis

I have found the perfect way to lose weight; wear five layers of clothing and sweat it off. When I boarded a flight to Scotland this morning, I weighed 4lb more than when I got off. I had ignored the ‘one piece of luggage only’ rule and was left trying to squash the contents of […]

An Update.

I have a mere 78 days to go before the 50by50 challenge comes to an end. So what’s left? Well here goes: Take a helicopter ride Use only cash for one month Contact everyone on Christmas card list personally instead of sending a card Attend a cake decorating course Send book to publisher ! Write […]

Blog Number 30: Go on a retreat

How often do we stop in our busy lives and take time to reflect? Well, this weekend I spent 48 hours doing exactly that. I could only be reached in an emergency. I turned off my phone and internet, abandoned the TV and radio and and life as I know it just stopped … still. […]

Life is Beautiful

I was listening to a discussion on the radio whilst driving home the other night and I was interested to hear that ‘Life is Beautiful’ (My cultural experience for May)has been voted one of the saddest films of all time and that the leading actor/director – Roberto Benigni’s – Oscar acceptance speech has been voted […]