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Back from a quick weekend break to Shetland. The views from our hotel window in Lerwick was amazing:Niall spent a lot of time looking at divers and working out what they were: We didn’t see many Shetland ponies, but here … Continue reading

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The best decision I ever made

I had a training course off campus today, so all week I’ve been planning to use this as an opportunity to respond to Kim’s weekly photo challenge and take photos of the path I chose to walk along. As a bonus … Continue reading

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Another year older

My birthday this week gave N and me an excuse to take a week off from work and head up to the Cairngorms for a few days of bird watching. At least, that was the plan. Tuesday began with a flurry … Continue reading

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It’s been a fairly awful week. It should have been a restful week’s holiday around the house forgetting about work, but instead it was a stressful period that’s still not over. So Kim’s weekly challenge this week is particularly apt: Fighting the … Continue reading

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Last day on Mull

Friday was our last full day on Mull and it rained ALL DAY! At first, having a quiet day to do some PhD stuff was appealing, but neither of us really settled to it, and by late afternoon we both … Continue reading

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Birds on Mull

Yesterday was forecast to be a beautiful day, and I woke up to find the sun  burning its way through the blinds. So I put up a packed lunch and we headed out nice and early. We’d decided to head … Continue reading

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Grasspoint, Mull

Another lazy morning at the cottage yesterday, then out for a walk after lunch to Grasspoint, about 3 miles away from here. With binoculars around our necks and cameras at the ready (Niall took six – yes, six! with him) … Continue reading

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Leading Lines

Uncertain days following the Brexit fiasco, but as ever my surroundings soothe me and I am happy to be up here. Selfish worries about the possibility of rising mortgage payments, losses to my future pension and all of that mean … Continue reading

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Between the lines

So grab your camera and start reading between the lines! What will you find when you are thinking through your lens? Kim’s weekly photo challenge I’ve been away up in the Cairngorms this week birding, or something like that. We … Continue reading

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Yesterday it snowed. By lunchtime the view from my bedroom window was this: One thing that surprised me was how the houses, which usually look white, look such a dirty yellow at the moment. Colour’s all relative, I guess. The … Continue reading

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