Showing posts from October, 2017

Clava Cairns

I've had a lovely day trip out today to celebrate a friend's Birthday.  We are all big fans of "Outlander" after starting the series of books written by Diana Gabaldon for our bookclub.  If you haven't heard of it, its a passionate historical love story with a supernatural element and is set in the Highlands of Scotland.
To the East of Inverness, past Culloden battlefield which is where Bonnie Prince Charlie led the Jacobite army against the English in 1746, there is this ancient site of standing stones and burial cairns.
Its been a crisp, cold autumn day and it was nice to walk through the leaves, their crunch being the only sound in the quietness.  It wasn't eerie, just peaceful.
Amazing to think that these stones were laid here thousands of years ago.
We had a while to walk around, just the three of us, each of us touching some of the standing stones.  Apparently this place was where the author got her inspiration for "Claire to step back in time through …

Coo, Tartan and Cozy

I went to woodworking classes the last two Saturday mornings and here is my highland coo.  I call him Claude!  It was great fun to make and we have a very patient teacher so I am going to sign up to do some other projects over the winter months.  What I also like about the courses is that everything is made from recycling bits and pieces so that makes the classes free. I had a move around of the furniture again.  You can just see Claude on the wall here underneath the mirror.
This is my cosy armchair where i sit and do my knitting, kept in the basket beside my chair.  I have put a tartan throw on it now the autumns here and my crochet cushion softens the pouffe.
The sofa has had the addition of a tartan blanket too and been placed closer to the fire. We have lit the stove this afternoon as its turned chilly and will help dry the washing.  
Look at OH pretending hes on his computer but he has nodded off!!  Hes been on a good walk this morning and after showering and something to eat, the co…


I am here staying at my friends lovely home which is now like a second home to me as I have stayed so many times before.  Come through the gate with me. I was playing frizbee with their dog in the garden this morning and look what was in the grass A fairy ring.  This is the perfect garden for it to appear as there are a few fairies already here. The stone next to this one says Fairies meeting place and he looks like he is waiting for someone doesn't he.
These beautiful fairies perched on rocks and this bronzed one too. There are probably more hiding from me and Rossi, peeping out at us as we pass as I've heard that fairies are usually a bit camera shy :-) Rossi
Terri X