Remembering and Wishing

The wonderful Nairn Yarnbombers have been out in force again, covering our postboxes with timely decoration. My favourite is our local postbox: Red poppy to commemorate the fallen soldiers.Purple poppy for the fallen animals.White poppy for peace. The brave died so we can enjoy living in peace and freedom. Peace is hard-fought and often, too… Continue reading Remembering and Wishing

Sound of Silence

Walking the Corbenic Poetry Trail in Perthshire recently, we came across this lovely view across the hills. Underneath the sculpture was the wonderful line. Time has taught the uses of silence. There is something magical about silence. It gives us the space and time for everything within us to settle. Notice how many elite sportspeople,… Continue reading Sound of Silence


What is it that causes some people to have issues with ‘others’? A different gender, skin colour, language, accent, ethnicity can cause some to display a strange mix of fear, insecurity and hostility. Today, as we walked the dogs around Culloden Battlefield, we encountered people from all over the world, all with a common interest… Continue reading Others


A lovely, peaceful walk on the beautiful Moray Coast today. On the beach, you can see the sea defences. A reminder of a time when the peace we often take for granted needed to be defended. Peace can be hard work. Being comfortable in your true self, recognising the rights of self and ‘others’, tolerating… Continue reading Peace

Peace at Lochan Uaine

We all like a bit of peace, don’t we? Peace comes in different ways to us; a long stay in bed, a spot of quiet reflection, immersing ourselves in music, being in a noisy crowd. It’s often a state of mind we can access anywhere, anytime we choose. Our peace today was a walk in… Continue reading Peace at Lochan Uaine