No. 1

I have long enjoyed the book series by Alexander McCall Smith about Mma Ramotswe and her No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency.  I normally like a bit more intrigue and adventure in a book but the characters that Mr. Smith developed are irresistible.  They are so delightful that you could actually picture yourself knowing them orContinue reading “No. 1”

Spring Is In the Air

It is finally warm outside here, in The Middle. Buds are on the trees and some have blossoms. Birds are singing and nesting and flying north once again. I have longed for this. Winter lasted a long time this year and kept coming back every now and then. I do believe it is finally gone.Continue reading “Spring Is In the Air”

A Castle and a Stone – Part X – MY Scottish Journey

Our final full day in Scotland landed on a Sunday. Perfect. We woke up and my daughter-in-law served up her daily cup of coffee and we prepared for the day. This day was packed with sites and emotions. I hate saying goodbye to my kids. I was relieved and thankful to have been a partContinue reading “A Castle and a Stone – Part X – MY Scottish Journey”

The Beach – Part IX – MY Scottish Journey

We hopped yet another train from Waverley Station, Edinburgh, Scotland. This one was a day trip, just a short distance north-east to the lovely beach town of North Berwick, Scotland. As we alighted the train an excitement met me, face-to-face. I love beach towns. The more quaint, the better. As we walked down the hill,Continue reading “The Beach – Part IX – MY Scottish Journey”

Random Photos – Part VIII – MY Scottish Journey

If it weren’t for my son’s beautiful mind and determination we may not have made this journey to Scotland. He is presently finishing up his Masters program at the University of Edinburgh. Childbearing does pay off eventually. If it weren’t for my kids and their dreams we may very well still be, well, who knowsContinue reading “Random Photos – Part VIII – MY Scottish Journey”

Hogmanay – MY Scottish Journey Part VII

Before we even boarded a plane for Scotland, my son asked if we wanted to join them in the New Years celebration on The Royal Mile – Hogmanay We were clueless as to what that was, but as soon as he said it was walking with torches lit up we were in. He went ahead andContinue reading “Hogmanay – MY Scottish Journey Part VII”

Part VI of MY Scottish Journey

This next leg of our journey takes place just after Christmas when we had a lovely time as a family and partook of a roasted turkey and fixings to accompany it. The next mini trip was, again, challenging to my emotions and body. I am still struggling to understand the emotions of this trip. IContinue reading “Part VI of MY Scottish Journey”

Part V – MY Stone of Destiny

Last year my husband and I came across a movie to stream called “Stone of Destiny“. We were pleasantly surprised. Not only did it star Charlie Cox – aka: Dare Devil, but the plot was based on the true story of Scotland’s Stone of Scone and a few university students who actually stole it fromContinue reading “Part V – MY Stone of Destiny”