Autumnal Delights

What have we been up to since August?  Let me see… The doctor went to Australia for a month – we missed him dreadfully, but were very glad of modern technology to keep track of him I got a new job while he was away – which meant doing two jobs (sort of) for a few […]

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Cycling Adventures

Last summer on our trip to the Cairngorms, we hired bikes and a weehoo trailer for a day’s outing.  It was such a hit with the wee guy, that we decided to acquire our own for family cycling adventures.  It has not had too much use yet, since the weather has been a bit dodgy and […]

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While the Cat’s Away

This summer the Doctor took flight for parts very southern for a month and the wee one and I had to keep ourselves occupied on the weekends in his absence.  We had a lot of happy adventures.  The time passed rather quickly in reflection, though as we counted the days it did sometimes seem like […]

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Friends and Farewells

We were lucky in August to have a visit from our dear friends Julia and Jon from the US. Their visit flew by, but we were glad to show them St Andrews at its sunny gorgeous best (a rare sight this summer!).  Here we were perched on the famous pier. It was Edinburgh Fringe Festival time – […]

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Family Wedding Time

June was wedding month.  Sadly, our circumstances did not allow us to jet off to Michigan to join our lovely friends Tim and Ruthann on the occasion of their flowery country nuptials.  However, since we had missed a few wider-family events in the past couple of years, it was grand to be able to don […]

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May Highlights

It seems that the weekends have flown by this month.   Summer is not really making much of an appearance.  Though from last year, we are not expecting too much!  But we have managed the odd outing, including a trip to the bird reserve with friends (which involved some batman antics on the beach and […]

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Easter Antics

Easter is a magical time for me.  Just like Christmas, I took quite a bit of pleasure in introducing Kaz to the wonderful delights of  poking about in the garden looking for chocolatey treats from the Easter Rabbit, eating toasty hot cross buns (this year I made them myself for the first time) and popping […]

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Springing Again

Lately I have been making a habit of taking an  early morning stroll over the hill to the nearest town and this little fellow often kept me company on my way through the woods: Since then, we have spent more and more time outdoors as the chill that had settled over the winter began to […]

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Birdy Birds…

One of the wonderful delights of our little rural idyll are the birds.  This morning our house was bombarded by housemartins as we got ready for the day. We recently signed up as family members of the RSPB and finally made a short trek to the local RSPB Reserve at Vane Farm.  It was a […]

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Happy Father’s Day – ish

I know, I am a little late.  But last weekend we were so busy having a lovely time that I didn’t get on here to record…and then the week filled up with graduation events at the University and sadly I didn’t take any pics of that (note to self…all that lovely ancient pomp and ceremony […]

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