Friday the 13th

Are you superstitious? I let go of superstition in 1980. I went to Leeds to watch Everton in an FA Cup semi-final replay. Before I left, my Mum gave me a ‘lucky charm’. West Ham scored the winner in the last minute of extra timeā€¦ No more superstition for me! This means that for me,… Continue reading Friday the 13th

The Right Kind of Clothes

We’re at that time of year when people ask me, ‘How do you deal with the cold up there’? I always think of that great Billy Connolly quote, ‘There’s no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong kind of clothes’. Winter weather is like life itself. Wear the right clothes, get out and enjoy… Continue reading The Right Kind of Clothes

What’s Out There and In There

A lovely view on the Moray Coast. Look closer and you will see what’s out there. Blue sky, the beach, the forest, the snow-capped peaks. And yet, I’ve met people who tell me there’s ‘not much’ up here. Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, take a closer look around you. You may spot something you… Continue reading What’s Out There and In There

Unexpected Pleasures

Life’s throwing a few things at us right now. Amidst the constant change and surprise in our lives, it’s good to notice the unexpected pleasures. These are the good things around us, waiting to be noticed, noted and appreciated. Make a note of the ones you notice. You’ll start noticing more of them and appreciating… Continue reading Unexpected Pleasures