Category Archives: Here and Now

Last 60th Birthday Treat ~ On the Old Queen Mary

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My 60th birthday year lasted right up until two weeks before my 61st birthday when we spent a night on The Queen Mary, that’s the old Queen Mary, which is moored at Long Beach, Los Angeles. Ever since we first … Continue reading

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Keeping Wednesday’s Special ~Dear Scotland Thank you

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Dear Scotland, thank you Cultural moments at the new V & A, Valentine’s night lanterns in the dark Edinburgh sky. Blankets of snowdrops in wooded glens, Sand and sea in winter sun. Strides through tree lined avenues to summit views … Continue reading

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Seven days, one night and eight skies over Edinburgh and the Forth

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A place to sit and think; to dream, to imagine, to write, to plot, to plan, to schedule, to create, to sketch, to sit and think; to be.  

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Patricia Ward ~ Rest in Peace

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Roger and I lit candles in Edinburgh Cathedral this morning while the choir sang. We wandered around Edinburgh in the sunshine and then I reminisced over lunch. I met Tricia at Sands School, High Wycombe. Such a brilliant teacher and … Continue reading

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The Oldest Cheese ~ ‘Don’t be a stranger’

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I have recently returned from a visit to two friends who live in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. As I left them both I was given a two Wensleydale cheeses. I laughed as I thanked them and waved goodbye. … Continue reading

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65 Year old Slippers ~ A Special Memory

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When my parents visited in May my Dad shared an extra special reminder of love for his sister Pamela, who passed away around thirty years ago; his slippers. ‘These slippers are over 65 years years old!’ he said, with a … Continue reading

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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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