Category Archives: Memoirs

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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A Couple of Coincidences ~ an Extra Special Day

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‘Where shall we go on Wednesday,’ I asked hubby last weekend. This led to a discussion: ‘Part of the West Highland Way?’ ~ ‘Too far.’ ‘Leith back towards Queensferry?’ ~ ‘Not sure.’ ‘Up the Lomund Hills or the Largs?’ ~ ‘Might … Continue reading

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Restoration, healing and the beauty of nature

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We visited Loch Ore Meadows just outside of Lochgelly, Fife today, only a few miles inland from where we live. The Loch and reclaimed landscape surrounding it, was once a site of many collieries, places where many local folks toiled … Continue reading

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“Clicking ‘add friend’ is one thing …”

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I’ve just read an article in Wednesdays ‘i’ paper by Siobhan Smith entitled: “Clicking ‘add friend’ is one thing, actually becoming new pals is quite another.” I agree in part, but disagree with one of her comments that “most of … Continue reading

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Glasgow ~ A City of Surprises

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We’ve visited Glasgow three times since we’ve lived in Scotland and on each occasion I’ve warmed to the city even more. Here is an account of our second trip in August this year: “Living so far away from family I … Continue reading

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From Dornoch to Durness ~ Coast to Coast Car Tour 2016

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Our adventure of last weekend took us, and hubby’s classic Mark 2 Jaguar, (as featured in Murder, Now and Then) to the wilds of the far north of the Scottish Highlands, a distance of 174 miles of single track roads … Continue reading

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A Trip to Edinburgh ~ Tin for Ten Years

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Not long after moving to Fife we celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary. Our plan was to visit the Lake District where we had honeymooned ~ New Life ~ New Year together. I had always dreamed of staying in a log … Continue reading

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