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Monkeys and kangaroos stalk the glens (Rousse)

The monkeys and kangaroos that recently escaped from Edinburgh Zoo have colonised vast swathes of the Scottish Highlands.

Atlantic Seaboard

Cycling from Land’s End to John o’Groats (LEJOG) via the Wild Atlantic Way.  Google MyMaps plan completed at https://goo.gl/raAtwt

I think I have a plan.  Follow the NCR 3 and 4 from Land’s End to Fishguard and then catch a ferry to Ireland.  57 more words


For the Joy of Reading: Gone Are The Leaves

This is an extraordinary book in so many ways.   Anne Donovan is a marvel.   She has created an entirely believable world and a story which is a puzzle inside a mystery surrounded by an enigma.   513 more words

Books And Reading

19. Old Habits Die Hard....

Sometimes things just don’t go according to plan.  Sometimes we make mistakes and then revert to old behaviours and I am ashamed to admit that today that is exactly what happened. 458 more words

Depression And Anxiety

As Others See Us

It’s a big week for Scotland. Burns Night falls this week, on Thursday, when many Scots will serve up the traditional Burns Supper and celebrate the life and poetry of Robert Burns, who famously wrote in the Scots dialect. 856 more words


Skateboarding Adventures

Last summer I rediscovered my love of skateboarding, not just in at the skatepark but also bombing down hills and generally cruising around. Then I had an issue. 217 more words