The Cup of Friendship

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I felt both touched and honoured by a gift of a Highland Quaish, a cup of friendship, for my 60th birthday from three of my new Scottish friends here in Fife.  They are neighbours who have become such a wonderful part … Continue reading

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6o’s years to celebrate in photos!

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There are no need for words! Communicating with a cow on the island of Sark at about 10 years. Gone fishing on Alderney around 14 years. Mum, myself about sixteen, my sister and my grandma on Alderney. My favourite photo! … Continue reading

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Walking to a Greater Sense of Happiness ~ Near Fort William

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While many folks we know down south were basking in their first heat wave of the year last week, we headed towards Fort William ~ our aim, alongside admiring the views, was to walk. We decided that Ben Nevis was … Continue reading

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Keep Wednesdays Special

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In my husband’s last year in the world of work he endured four challenging twelve hour days ~ five in peak periods leading up to Christmas. We made Wednesdays our day off and took up the challenge to walk The … Continue reading

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Preserving the Past while Decluttering

Leaving our photos in order is a gem for the next generation. Each shares a story of a moment in time and are so precious. Here is a great blog post from ‘Simple Living Over 50’s’

Simple Living Over 50

As my pursuit of the “Simple Life” continues I keep finding more and more opportunities to reduce the amount of “Stuff” which has accumulated throughout the years. This winter I have dedicated my time to scanning and saving all of my wife’s photographs. As we both divorced years ago there are plenty of photographs saved from those previous lives we both have lived before we met. As I have already minimized my photo collection, Sharon too has made the decision to empty boxes of pictures from her past. She is finding great joy now in viewing those photos online.

I purchased a good photo scanner and started scanning pictures which she has determined to be worth scanning. The photos are being saved in multiple locations along with Google Photos. With Google Photos she can create albums to share with other family members.

Ultimately those memories are not only being preserved…

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A New Year Flower and a Prayer for a Friend

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  I admired a plant like this, in fact it was the mother of this one, when visiting a neighbour and friend around New Year 2017. It was so beautiful! The friend promised that he would remember me when he … Continue reading

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Life in Fife ~ The Weather in Scotland

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I’ve even had comments on Christmas cards, ‘why have you moved up to Scotland. It’s so cold up there,’ or, ‘what about all that rain,’ and so, just in case you wanted to ask me, here are my reasons for … Continue reading

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