19 Walks

On my 59th birthday, I completed 19 of my proposed #59Walks before I turn 60. In March, I wasn’t hurrying as I thought I had heaps of time to fit them all in. I didn’t count on 3 months without doing any new walks! Of course, I do walk everyday – my usual walks. My…

There is Magic in them thar Hills

There is nothing like a change to focus one’s attention.  For twenty years, I have lived in the Magic Cottage on Old Kilgobbin Farm in Dargle.  This week, I become an Howickian for the rest of this year (at least). While I really do appreciate most days living in the beautiful hills, these past two…

Picnic with Altitude/Attitude

My friend Phillippa has just begun her 50th year on our planet. This is very cool.  She is pretty cool. To celebrate we climbed to the highest spot around (1976m), laid a table cloth and ate strawberries, hummus, baguette, chocolate biscuits, cottage cheese, home grown tomatoes (and a few sundried for nostalgia), and drank freshly brewed…