What a beautiful day!

Yesterday the weather was windy with a capital W!……Wet with two capital WWs…….and werywerywery cold!! ( I couldn’t think of a word beginning with W to describe weather!!…..oops just remembered wintery!)  The Scottish countryside was grey flat damp and wet…So wet the birds had umbrellas! (only joking….)   However, there is always a silver lining .. and yesterday’s came in the form of a large soft chewy in the middle with lots of fresh cream…..meringue!! (oh! the waistline)  By the time I ambled (wobbled…) down to the farm to settle little equine into her strawy stable the wind was shrieking, blowing me along the path, sending me almost careering into a bale of hay!  The horses seemed alarmed by its intensity, cantering about their fields heads up and down like see saws….even my little beauty who, putting her head firmly between her front hooves, gave a big buck before galloping up her field away from me, leaving me to search for her favourite mints to entice her to me.  My strategy worked and as soon as she was settled snugly into her little stable happily munching at her supper I was off home to sit in front of a lovely warm fire listening to the hooley outside.

Unlike this morning which was beautiful!  The sun sparkled on the dewy fields of barley outside bringing promise of a warm sunny day which was enjoyed in its entirety by canines, equines, dear family members and myself!  Happy days!   It is possible to look for the good and negate the not so good.  All a matter of focus my dears……… remind me of these prophetic words when I am immersed in sorrow next time ………..


Patience……it’s all about Patience! Grrrrrrrr…………………………

It was with a sense of excitement and anticipation of a fair and sunny day that I expertly slathered sunscreen onto my (fifty plus) face before heading off to the farm for morning’s chores.  After all, the weather people in this, the enlightened 21st century, have been assuring us, the good old general public, of wonderful ‘tropical’ weather this weekend!  Casting off winter’s woolies in favour of cotton tee and light gilet (ahem……) imagine my disappointment when, opening the front door to leave, torrential rain and high winds whipped through my light apparel causing me to scurry back indoors to dress in my usual ‘Nanook of the North’ ensemble!! (woolly hat and gloves et al!) Not only was I anticipating a sunny walk with little equine and canines around the village, but my newly purchased secateurs, nestling in their pink pouch to go with my nonchalant lille’ old perky pinky gardening gloves are lying forlornly in the drawer because no way hosay will I brave the Scottish wet drookit hoolie for a spot of ivy cutting!   Patience is a virtue.  Perhaps tomorrow…For now?   Shopping in Perth….Now, what do I need………More later…