Long evenings

The delights of leisure after work. 8:00pm, 22nd of June, sun still high in the sky (sets at 10:20pm during those solstice days). It was the day before the British referendum, we still had hopes for the common sense of the majority of voters…


Road block

Close encounter with a Highland Cow… but I had expected something more majestic, proud and sturdy. Seen too many postcards in tourist shops, I suppose. Anyway, it was colossal enough to block our way when we returned home from Iona yesterday. It took a while before it decided to step aside to browse the grass in the verge.

London Underground 

We spent our wedding anniversary in London, not because we love city life, but because Eveline needed to go to the Dutch embassy for a new passport. We made the best of it, started in good spirits, survived the second full day because we went to Kew Gardens and now are greatly relieved we’re back home again. Picture taken in Turnpike Lane Underground station, close to our B&B, when we were arriving and still fresh.  

Business cards in the Bakehouse

Both Eveline and I had new business cards made, and we’re spreading them in public places. They’re sitting here on the windowsill of Bakehouse Cafe in Findhorn Village. Lots of other sole traders had the same idea, so our business cards are like wild flowers competing with the other wild flowers in a crammed meadow.

Mountain walking with his daughter Andrea

Walk to Bynack More, first Sunday of this month April. Again my daughter Andrea joined the walk, and although it was three times longer than the last one to Sheperd’s Hill, and much more off path, she wasn’t particularly tired at the end and enjoyed it thoroughly. This time no sunshine but a lot of mist and clouds, showing another kind of beauty of the Scottish Highlands.

Moon over Findhorn village

The moon above Findhorn Village was playing hide-and-seek with me amongst the clouds, leaving me impatiently waiting in the chilly dusk and considering whether I wanted to move on and get warm again.