Exploring Scotland’s Cairngorms National Park

Clouds rolling over a moody, windswept countryside. Green and yellow grass waving in the wind, leading to red and black heather covering undulating hills topped by snow. Woolly sheep or inquisitive shaggy-coated cows watching us from behind ancient stone walls. And above all, a sky that quickened from clear blue, to ominously grey, to orange Continue Reading

He Made It!

My dad has just returned from a week in Tanzania where he celebrated his 60th birthday by climbing Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain! I’m extremely impressed and extremely proud of him!                         He’s promised to write a post about his experience (but it’s more likely Continue Reading

Elementary, My Dear Watson

221B Baker Street The quaint Victorian home is littered with interesting paraphernalia, violins, dusty books, classical portraits, oriental coffee tables, stuffed birds and pinned butterflies, thermometers, glass bottles containing weird concoctions and all manner of bric-a-brac. An intricately patterned Persian carpet clashes horribly with the yellow and pink wallpaper, while a cosy fire roars in Continue Reading