Some friends have kindly invited me to stay at their cottage on the isle of Arran for a few days. I've packed my tartan rug and will report back later.
Friday, April 28, 2006
Thursday, April 27, 2006
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Monday, April 24, 2006
Sunday, April 16, 2006
Friday, April 14, 2006
So this is Loch Lomond by Balmaha (in summer by the look of it). Today the daffodils were out and the lambs were prancing about the fields. I was there with Stuart and Marisa and we lay down in the heather and looked across the loch. It was glorious. Windy and bright with snow on the distant hilltops. I was nibbling my way through oatcakes from a tartan coloured packet, which Stuart said was like 'swigging a bottle of Bucky in Easterhouse.' Sorry, I realise this joke will not translate outside Scotland. It was like buying clogs in Holland or rollerblading down Venice Beach in a bikini top. I was a munching cliche. I try to carry an emergency oatcake about my person, for times of need.
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Have you discovered You Tube yet? You can watch or even broadcast your own short videos for free. What a clever idea. I still can't do snappy 'click here' links but try this longer link, to watch the video for Karine Polwart's I'm gonna do it all some day; a song that captures longing for life in a way I can relate to.
What are you going to do that you haven't done yet?
Sunday, April 09, 2006
Since I started this blog, I've had a good few people with ME (known as PWME in the jargon) write to me and say they like to read it; and of course I have healthy friends who read it too. Sometimes I make the mistake of wondering what the readers want and I don't know where to pitch the blog, in case, a) the Healthies get bored of reading about ME and b) the PWME think I belittle the daily struggle of life with ME.