Tag Archives: the past

Cups of History: Afternoon Tea Nostalgia

  Cream tea in the garden fills me with nostalgia, bringing back layers of memories of teas shared over the years with some of my favorite people. I love to serve the tea itself in bone china cups passed down … Continue reading

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Weekly Travel Photo Challenge: Mystical

These photos were taken in a Scottish peat bog, deep in the Scottish Highlands, and I was captivated by the clarity and depth of reflection in the dark peaty water. The sky seemed to fill the pool with mesmerising reflections … Continue reading

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Poppies to remember: Or to forget?

Poppies have always seemed rather cheerful flowers to me, with their vivacious red petals filling my borders with colour year after year. So to me it has always seemed a bit of a misfit with the somber remembrance of the … Continue reading

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Dark Roots: Memoirs of an Old Scottish Halloween

The gathering gloom swirled with crisply tumbled leaves and neep lanterns and candles began to flicker in the windows and on the doorsteps of the village. I was rushing to put the finishing touches to my turnip lantern, with the … Continue reading

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Friendships tricky paths

The path of friendship is often long and rocky, with many twists, turns, ups and downs, but to survive must always be a joint adventure. Both halves must be able to allow the other to grow and change freely and … Continue reading

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Deep Peace

I walked today along the beach, listening to the long gentle waves washing through the sand. There was a feeling of peace filling the whole place, with just a whisper of a breeze caressing the air. The school have all … Continue reading

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Going postal

I was looking at a post box yesterday, when I suddenly got thinking about what a miracle the post must have been when it first started. I mean before the days of the Royal Mail and the Penny Post, getting … Continue reading

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