8/29/2014

I am Home

(Written about a month ago; posted today. It's how I work...)

I'm home. Let me repeat that so y'all will get a flavour of what these words mean to me.

I. am. home.

In the past, we've been away from home for longer spells: the first time we went to the U.S of A, we were away a whole month! So what was the difference this time? Why were we so relieved to get home? Oh, that's easy - all our kids weren't with us. My parents were with us, Calum Stewart was with us for the first half of the trip, and DR came for a long weekend, but we missed being together as a family.

Big style.

Having said that, we were in such a beautiful place. It was just on the outskirts of Inverness, and I was able from time to time to come and sit on this bench ... on my own; with a book; listening to the sound of flowing water; in the sunshine.

In anyone's book, that is bliss.


The weather was gorgeous. For us Scots, it was HOT! 

That is just the way I like it.



What is it about the sound of running water that allows all your troubles to flow downstream with the current? 




On some occasions, I was joined down by the river by this fella, whose company is never unwelcome.




Despite the fact that he'd left his cache of weapons at home, 



I was reassured that I was still being well protected.



Inverness is not like Ness. Here you're able to find broken branches, which will suffice when no other weapons are at ones disposal.



Yup, I was safe from all enemy attacks, and so could read in peace.

What would I do without my Personal Protector? :)






11 comments:

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    1. The place we were in was soooo lovely and peaceful... just gorgeous :)
      A x

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  2. Beautiful pictures, oh to have a knight for protection....

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    1. Well, sorry, but you ain't getting mine ;) ;) !!
      A x

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  3. Beautiful scenery, looking a little like the mountain areas of my state! Come see us sometime if you want to experience *very* hot!

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    1. Oh I'd love to! (though I'm sure at some level of *hot*, I'd start crying out for a Scottish summer again!!)

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  4. I am quite new to your blogspot and I am LOVING your posts. It makes me ache for another visit to Scotland and especially to discover your part of the country where I've not yet been. I live in Beautiful British Columbia, on Vancouver Island, but my ancestry is in Scotland. Thank you.

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    1. Oh, what a gorgeous part of the world! I've been to Vancouver, but was visiting older relatives. I'd LOVE, one day, to do some travelling in BC. I also know a family from here (Ness) and they have relatives living on Vancouver Island :) (maybe you know them, being of Scottish descent too :) )

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  5. Looks like a lovely vacation!
    You know, Anne, I think we could accommodate ya'all for just such a vacation here...

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    1. :) :) .... one day, Keri. Maybe one day ....
      A x

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  6. Beautiful beautiful!!! And yes, so different from where you live. Thanks for sharing the pictures!

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