It's been a busy week away from Blogland so far. I have had, Anna, (a friend whom I made in New Zealand some years past but who lives near Glasgow) staying for a few days. So it's been a few days of entertaining mutual friends, relaxing, visiting, coffeeing and generally cramming as much into the days as possible.
Less than two months ago (20th August to be precise) I posted I've Started So I'll Finish about a walk on Traigh Mhor (the big beach) at Tolsta on the Isle of Lewis where I live. That was the second occasion in nearly 40 years that I've done that walk. On Wednesday I did it a third time: with Anna.
I also took the opportunity to play with my new toy (The Jogtracker app on my HTC). It records the walk.
Because it was low tide we were able to go round the headland
We may be apart but when I look at the sky and remember that we are standing on the same earth, looking at the same moon, somehow you don't seem so far away after all.
Life isn't about dawdling to the grave, arriving safely in an attractive, wrinkle-free body but rather an adventure that ends skidding in sideways, champagne in one hand, strawberries in the other, totally worn out, screaming "Yee-ha. What a ride!!"
Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… It’s about learning to dance in the rain. (With thanks to shabby girl ofA Travelling Fish)
But what are plans other than more restrictions? (With thanks to Pauline)
Feeling young is fabulous but growing old is a blessing!!! (A comment on this blog by Jaz of Treacy Travels.)
The trick to pushing 70, GB, is to push back -- hard!!! (A comment by Carol aka Canadian Chickadee who comments but does not blog)
Having lived the majority of my life in the Hebrides where my heart is, I feel I can now call myself a Hebridean. For nine years until this winter I lived half my life in New Zealand: a country I love and hope to return to as a part-time Kiwi.
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