Category Archives: nature

Painting the skies

I’ve realised that many of my favourite places have beaches facing west, and are perfect for sunsets. Holidays to Vancouver, Croatia, Oban and Fionnphort have been particularly memorable for some amazing sunsets. On my current trip in Scotland, even with … Continue reading

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Staying near Iona

Although I enjoyed the experience of staying in the Abbey with the Iona Community a few years back, generally I have preferred to stay on the nearby island of Mull instead. I found the full on programme just a bit … Continue reading

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Spinning me round

I’ve got so many different ideas whirling round for this blog so apologies to anyone who gets dizzy but that will be quite in keeping with my theme. I haven’t blogged in ages because there’s been a lot going on. … Continue reading

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Rocking in colour

If I said that Bath was yellow, Chester was red and Edinburgh was grey, would you think I was speaking in some sort of code or referring to rugby shirt colours or something similar? Or perhaps you have visited the … Continue reading

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Enjoying the view

It amazes me how many British people have never been to Scotland.  I know it’s further than Paris for many of us, and the weather can be less than sunny but on a good day I would contest that few places … Continue reading

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Reflecting on community

The monks on Iona used to pray together eight times a day – five ‘offices’ during the day and three times during the night. There’s a special staircase from the dormitories into Iona Abbey to allow these night-time devotions, but … Continue reading

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Paddling our way

Over Easter I enjoyed a trip to Germany which including visiting Spreewald.  This is an area to the south east of Berlin, not unlike the Norfolk Broads in Britain.  It is lowland country where the natural branching of the river … Continue reading

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