There was a day a few weeks ago when Scotland looked like this. Tear-jerkingly lovely. It very nearly makes up for the months and months and months of damp and gloom. Almost makes endless no-point-in-putting-the-fence-back-up gales worthwhile. Almost.
You know that sexism everyone’s going on about. The one that everyone agrees is a Very Bad Thing but most certainly doesn’t happen anywhere round here. That one. Well, the thing is, it does happen round here, round there and most other places. It has occurred to me that many of the perpetrators of sexism […]
It’s everywhere. Revolting swathes of pink and red nonsense filling shops, magazines and TV screens. There’s hype everywhere about getting The Perfect Gift for the object of your affection or you face a one-way journey to Doghouse-ville. If you haven’t booked a table for an overpriced dinner on Feb 14 by now you […]
I’m looking out on what has been called, of late and on social media, a winter wonderland, but what, in reality, is what you’d expect to see at this time of year, in this part of the country. I’m sure that the yellow and amber warnings make it seem worse. I suppose if more people […]
I wrote this post three years ago. Has anything changed? It was magical. Sunlight made the mountain snow sparkle and the only sound was boots crunching. Boots crunching and people talking. Three women were chatting – intelligent, successful women enjoying the stunning Scottish scenery, respite from the festive round and the chance to […]