Sunday, January 10, 2010

Final post

Well this blog follows my adventures, many changes happened while I travelled. I realised that there is more to life than consumerism and the way we live today. I will finish with my favourite quote "No person who has not spent a period of his life in those 'stark and sullen solitudes that sentinel the Pole' will understand fully what trees and flowers, sun-flecked turf and running streams mean to the soul of a man." - Ernest Shackleton

Ashely , Euan and Iona I love you all so very much.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Ashleys passing in parrade

Ashley has now completed his first 6 weeks at the Army Foundation Collage.
He has joined the Royal Scots Dragoons.

Iona and ash.

He has grown up so much in the last six weeks he's so smart now and I am so proud of him, I could not stop smilling when I saw him march by. Ashley is the second from the right front row.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Winters a time of change

Well the woodland is full of fungus, as another season passes by.
I love the simple stuff like the autumn smell in the wood

I think everyone should go out and appreciate whats around them more often.

Going to Antarctica has definitely changed me for life.
I think for once I know what I want out of life

Morning dew.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Euan Iona at Aberfoyel quarry

Winter is approaching and we've had several falls of snow on the mountains.

The kids enjoyed scrambling up the rocks in the quarry.

Euan looking cool.

The rocks we scrambled up.

Tired after a full on day.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Summer sun in Islay...cont...

Euan is so photogenic but hates having his photo taken.

Well I have been back from Antarctica now for 3 months and I am still noticing the things that I used to take for granted.

Summer sun in Islay

Euan and Iona enjoying there holidays in Islay.

Teal, Joy and Sandy cooling off in the sea.

Iona taking the plunge (No Fear)

Frosty playing in the sand.

Euan guarding the best bit on the beach.

Iona my beautiful daughter

Iona is such a character full of trouble and laughter.

Wreaking my hat.
Iona will start school after the summer holidays.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Euans Birthday Adventure cont.....

They all had a great time even though it was raining most of the time


On of the wigwams we stayed in.

Smiles all round.

Birthday cake and bed to warm up.

Euans Birthday Adventure cont.....

Euan holding a Slow Worm.

For most of the kids it was the first Slow Worm they had seen and held.

Up The hill.


End only one way WET.

Euans Birthday Adventure.

For Euan's Birthday we took him and some of his friends to Beinn Glhas campsite to stay in a wooden wigwam.

They had great fun even though the midges were biting, we had a BBQ and fun in the river.

They saw plenty of creepy crawlies.

Swinging over the river it could only end one way.


Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Out and about

Well more good weather and chance to get out and about.
Iona watching Euan climbing.

Euan is coming on leaps and bounds with his climbing.

Down the river plutering about.

The garden is in bloom yet one of the other things I missed while away.

Euan practising ascending a rope using prussic loops.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Action packed Saturday

Today I took Euan and his friend for a action packed day out.


Action packed Saturday

Euan abseiling, he's getting really confident now.

Mark did a great job seems it was his first time.

Euan and Mark by the den they made.

Then to finish off we all went for a swim in the river.

Nice face Euan.