To my Grandchildren..

To my Grandchildren..

Above: Parents Finlay and Elspeth  Anne myself and Ian Originating from the dark ages of the 20th century I will never meet you in this world much as I would like to. Without an amazing miracle it will simply not happen as a large and particularly nasty, growing brain tumour will prevent me even reaching … Continue reading To my Grandchildren..

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, Homeward

, Homeward

ABOVE: Spectacular sunset near the beautiful Isle of Skye.. photo by Maggie Barclay As a boy travelling  home to Kyle of Lochalsh in Wester Ross, as soon as we reached the lonely sign for Skye and Lochalsh just beyond the Cluanie hydro dam, my dad would say we are 'home'...still 25 miles to go but,tired … Continue reading , Homeward

Flying in the Scottish Highlands

Flying in the Scottish Highlands

Above; Here is the exact route taken on my final flight in July 2016 Having flown round the Highlands and Islands for more than 30 years in all types of weather, gaining  both confidence and  experience as the years rolled on, I became increasingly aware that there is no getting away from the fact that … Continue reading Flying in the Scottish Highlands

RESUSCITATION..

RESUSCITATION..

the As I write feeling well today and reflecting back on the drama of yesterday it is good to be here for another day and I am grateful to my Maker for it.  "This is the day God made , in it we'll  joy triumphantly" Psalm 118:23 There are many good renditions of these great … Continue reading RESUSCITATION..

Footprints…NOT in the sand.

Footprints…NOT in the sand.

 Previous generations of Christians revered the footprints of Glenmoriston where an Evangelist, Finlay Munro, preached a powerful sermon in 1827. Some hecklers in the crowd jeered, he shut his bible and, to prove the truth of his words, he declared to the gathering that grass would not grow on the spot where he stood till … Continue reading Footprints…NOT in the sand.

Wood

Wood

A full wood store, to me is an impressive and satisfying sight. Of course I know that many of you are totally indifferent to whether a wood shed is full or empty but please consider my thoughts on the subject. Over the past 17 years I have hacked annually at the wooded area behind our … Continue reading Wood

Coming to a bookshop near you…

Supposing you had told me 8 months ago that I was about to become an author and blogger I would have rolled about laughing. On 30th August 2016 Following a massive seizure my family thought I had died. By mid September making a slow but, according to my surgeon and oncologist, temporary recovery and a … Continue reading Coming to a bookshop near you…