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A Snowy Tale, a Train Ride and a Bus.

When I was 20, oh so many years ago, myself and three friends decided to spend Christmas holidays in Scotland. But not just any part of Scotland. Oh no. We choose to stay in Fort William, which is the town right next to Ben Nevis, which is the Highest Mountain / peak in the British Isles (U.K.) We traveled by train as two of us worked for the railways and got free travel passes. It took us quite a long time but we happily enjoyed the journey, particularly as only I had been to Scotland before. They were all hoping for snow and I was hoping for Scottish whiskey. Anyways, our holiday was mostly uneventful – pizza for Christmas dinner, too many awful films on...

Multi Purpose Patio

Family life, well any life of co-existing, involves a lot of sharing – of space, of stuff, of conversation time. For example – sharing who has the remote control to pick the next TV program, sharing the bathroom (don’t get me started on that disaster… ok, as you ask) There are 3 rules to using the bathroom… SHARE – others need it too so don’t hog the mirror or have a three hour shower CARE – clean up, tidy up, respect the space USER BEWARE – Ideal world when care has been done, but with kids… need I say more. Digression over There are lots of things in the house that need sharing. Due to the size of our not very big patio (she laughs…...

Location is Key

We have lived in our house for nearly 5 years and most days one of us will walk alongside the busy road to the local supermarket. Jostling for air with buses, trains, cars and delivery lorries, whilst keeping the toddler under close supervision as he is always considered a ‘flight risk’! So, imagine our joy when last week my husband decided to investigate a dodgy looking pathway behind the shops next to the supermarket-trolley laden, stinky stream rather than risking the gauntlet going roadside… And yes, it actually turned out to be joy! Who would have thought that only yards away from the start of his adventure he would discover that the dodgy path entered fields of green filled with wild flowers, hedgerows bursting with bird...