AboutThe life and thoughts of Freda Marshall, a retired Church of Scotland minister living amongst the mountains and glens of Argyll.
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Here is the promised photo of the elderly-puppy-at-heart Misty. Actually, I shouldn’t confuse her with having to stay young, she is as she is, and so it should be for humans. For instance, I used to think of anyone as … Continue reading
They are getting bigger everyday. And there are nineteen of them. The above is one of those presents that brings special pleasures every year. Son #3 gave me this apple tree a number of years ago. The only trouble is … Continue reading
Ok I admit it – we have been off on a magical mystery tour again. This time to visit Son #2 and baby Matthew. And guess who thought she would be able to drive the campervan? Here is Matthew and … Continue reading
Valentine or ViVi for short, is here to stay for a few days. He is behaving impeccably and acknowledges that Misty is Top Dog……… though only just. He is a Llewellin Setter, a strain named after a breeder who bred … Continue reading
Yesterday reminded me so much of holidays in Luskentyre during the long summer days on the Island of Harris. Those were the days of terry towelling nappies and small children. Washing clothes out in a bucket of cold water under … Continue reading
The year has turned, it is now dark at bedtime. It may make it easier to get to sleep but it does emphasise the fact that the summer is rolling by. Some summer today – it has rained steadily all … Continue reading
The swifts are back in force. They nest in and around the old school building nearby. For me they are the evocative voice of summer. Their cries and wheeling flight remembered through the years in many different places. They have … Continue reading
Came home today after a couple of days away visiting friends. Something had happened in Dalamory whilst we were absent: spring had never come and the summer arrived. So we had a barbecue. And very good it was too.