The gulls are back….

Early April, but you wouldn't know it from the temperatures and weather we are having here in Edinburgh. It's more like early January on both counts. Nature is unpredictable. She keeps us on our toes. This is our view on a sunny day: This is how it looked this morning (it's snowing now as I type!). [...]


Spring happiness in spite of all the snow

I very much appreciated all the generous comments and likes in response to my last post about my current knitting and crochet projects, so much so that I feel emboldened to share one further bundle of joy. The weather here in Edinburgh, as for many other places, has continued to be very cold and grey [...]

The beautiful and essential art of the ‘useless’

  There is a lot of pressure on us these days to be 'extraordinary' and to get the best from ourselves. But what does this actually mean? It suggests that we should constantly be striving to be better, with the implication that we should be aiming to be in a different place from the one [...]