The Cullipool Chicks!
Posted: Tuesday, 12 June 2007
Dont they look cute - I had to overcome my fear of heights (that I have newly discovered!) to take the photo ................ ok, so Bill Oddie is safe in the bird photography department! But I try!
photo's of the Soft Ball!
Posted: Tuesday, 12 June 2007
Three Peaks Mission.............
Posted: Tuesday, 05 June 2007
My girls went down to the shore and picked 3 slate stones for my hubby to put on each of the peaks (you can see one of them in the Snowdon picture) - so there is a little piece of Luing on the top of the highest tops of Wales, England and Scotland!!
Anyway - well done to the Lads !
The Belnahua is Sick, sick, sick ,sick......
Posted: Tuesday, 29 May 2007
Anyway, it means that there is always Q's at the ferry, and I have to get the 8.20 am ferry so that I can be in work on time (I usually get the 8.50am.)
Enough of this moaning...................... Island life is still good....
100 years of Scouting!
Posted: Tuesday, 29 May 2007
I've been to the top of Argyll!!!!!!
Posted: Sunday, 15 April 2007
My Hubby and I went to the top of Ben Cruachan on Saturday - it was awsome!
It was high! I dont think I am very good at heights any more, the ferry man said that I was just 'out of my envelope' (what ever that means).......... I think that he meant that I was moving out of my comfort zone!. I remember when I was a kid......I was fearless, maybe you develop fear of things as you grow older and have more dependents (kids, job, etc), ANYWAY...................... I wasnt too clever with the old looking down from the top think, felt a little vulnerable you could say! The view was magic, a super day.
We took our two Labradors with us Paddy and Fingal (they are Cocoa's pals - see his blog!) and Paddy lost his collar on the way down somewhere - My hubby (surprisingly) wasnt for going back up to look for it, so we just headed on down without it. Making the tea tonight and I got a surprise phonecall from a nice lady in North Connel who was up Ben Cruachan today and found Paddy's collar!!! She is kindly going to pop it in to my Hubby's work ! There are some nice people around !
Hubby showed me up this morning by getting up at 6am and heading off to Crianlarich to climb 2 munro's with our brother in law! This training lark is serious stuff!! I stayed in bed!
I did do a bit of light gardening and planted some rubarb that my mum gave me - if it grows I might be able to put some stalks in the flower show!
Kids are back to School tomorrow - must go and chase them to bed - they have had a fantastic holiday.........
Ewe are SO Clever.............
Posted: Monday, 09 April 2007
Very busy Easter time here with Ceilidh's, Easter Egg hunts, Fantastic Church Service with our New Minister Alastair MacLachlan on Sunday (church was packed).
I was on holiday last week and the weather was fantastic!
Went down to Tarbert for a few days, nice to escape the rat race of Luing!!!
Sadly my daughter's rabbit came to a sticky end while we were away - so we visited my sisters friend who had a shed full of rabbits, guinnea's and chinchillas!!
we came home with a rabbit (Bandit) and Ruby the guinnea pig - great fun!
Hubby is in training for the Three Peaks Challenge - he is part of a team doing it to raise funds for our neice's gap year with project trust teaching in Uganda. The challenge is to 'Do' Snowdon, Skafel Pike and Ben Nevis in 24 hrs!!
I think the training needs to move up a pace!
What a pain..!
Posted: Tuesday, 06 March 2007
Paisley Uni have a lot to answer to. I dont know why I set myself up for all this grief! Another assignment due in next Wednesday, dont know when I will get it done.
Anyway...back to nice things! Doing First Aid with the Beavers and Cubs tomorrow night. Should be fun. I am also on JAM this week - all about Team Work! It would be great if I thought that I was any use at it! All about Elijah and him not having to work on his own - I am not the best team player really, always take on too much and dont delegate............. but then ........... If a job is worth doing------- do it yourself! Moan Moan
It is the lack of Chocolate that is doing it! - I am trying to cut out the biscuits and chocolate this week, and it is killing me!!! and my work mates..... I am such a grumpy cow! ( you may have guessed!) Anyway, I had better get my smile back on my face and the skip in my step for Saturday night.
Very exciting........... we (hubby and I) have been invited to a Murder Mystery night at my Brother and Sister-in-Law's. Should be great. Michael Jagged has been murdered!!!! I am Mary-Ann Faithless, and need to dress in a Purple long Skirt and blouse, with a waistcoat - a tall order for a busty girl like me! Trinny and Suzanna would have a fit! Think that there will be a few dodgy costumes around the table - including my hubby who is to wear a kipper tie, velvet suit and big floppy hat! Fetching ! Not!
I will let you know who committed the murder !
The Wishing Tree............
Posted: Thursday, 22 February 2007
Well worth a walk everyone - or cycle (everyone has gone bike mad on Luing!)
As I said, we were in Edinburgh at the weekend - doing a bit of retail therapy (works wonders!) We went to see Chitty Chitty Bang Bang! - it was magic!
Took the girls to see Dynamic Earth which was very educational. My hubby got himself a new bike - I thought that the one he had was a good enough one, but apparently not!
He had a 'Hard tail' - apparently nothing to do with the saddle - all to do with the suspention! he now has a full suspention model! all I know was that it is expensive and taking up too much room in the bedroom - only room for one love in his life! - I will be sleeping in the shed then!
Pancakes at JAM tonight! - love it! Not giving up anything of Lent.......... never set unrealistic goals !
Right - Must get on with the spring clean! - going to demolish the contents of the girls wardrobe! If I ever come back out I will let you know!
What is it about Dolphins????
Posted: Tuesday, 13 February 2007
Teenagers whip out their mobile phones to try and catch the crazy dancing dolphins that escort them over the sound to catch the morning bus
The commuters - heading out to work are not aggrivated by yet another Cadzow tractor taking up pole possition on the slip for the ten to nine ferry.
Even the ferrymen become human - they take slight detours in the Belnahua (the ferry) so that everyone on board can experience the thrill of the dolphins. They change from the usual monosolabic morons (with dribbling noses) to interesting and enthusiastic people.
So what is it about these wonderful mamals that can have this efect on the folk of Luing?? People in America pay hundreds of pounds to swim with them, claiming healing properties! - maybe we should all dive into cuan sound again (like last summer for the Cancer Reserch Swim!) and swim with the dolphins,
I dont know what it is - but it certainly cheered me up today............. Difficulties at work seemed easier to deal with, and that was thanks to my dear friends who entertained us this morning at cuan.............. only one problem................ no camera.... so I cant share this joy at all!
there are some photos of last years on the Luing Trust website though - so have a look http://www.isleofluing.org/