The Owl and The Pussy Cat

The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea In a beautiful 'red and white'(!) boat, They took some honey, and plenty of money, Wrapped up in a five pound note. The Owl looked up to the stars above, And sang to a small guitar, 'O lovely Pussy! O Pussy my love, What a beautiful Pussy you are, You are, You are!What a beautiful Pussy you are!'

Edward Lear

Monday 9 November 2020

 And now, 5 years on I am back in very different circumstances.

I am back up in Devon helping my mum to care for my dad who is bed bound and has terminal cancer, but still has his wonderful spirit and humour.

I have been here 10 days, since dad came home after two weeks in hospital. In many ways it's not a bad life as I get on well with mum and dad and they live in a beautiful location and are comfortably well off. But I am not sure how sustainable it is going to be as I have a house and husband down in Cornwall and I am starting to miss them a little.

I thought I would start writing this again as a kind of therapy. If it becomes a drag I will stop but if it helps me I will continue.

View from the spare bedroom window 'my' bedroom

Sunday 26 July 2015

Scottish Flora and Fauna

And here is some of the wonderful Flora and Fauna we saw
Slightly overexposed orchid

Look close and you'll see an otter...

David Attenborough (!)


More Puffins

…and more puffins

anchored off puffin island

Guillemot colony

sunset at puffin island

leaping dolphins
We also saw several seals and other dolphins, and orchids everywhere, it was amazing.

One Year On..

It's almost a year since I last posted here, a lot has happened.
We sold our house ….and our boat…almost simultaneously, which wasn't really part of the grand plan. We rented for 6 months, bought another boat and have now finally bought another house. Our plans are finally coming together.
Our Boat is currently in Scotland and our house is in Cornwall. At some point they will hopefully be in the same place, which means bringing the boat south! However Scotland is proving to be a lot of fun so we are taking our time over it. Here are some photos from our recent Scottish trip, a circumnavigation of Mull. I think if you click on the images you will get to see them full size.

Lovely old bridge between Seil island and the mainland

View out to sea from Seil Island

Jaywalker in 'The pool of the Otters'

Me at the helm

Meeting up with some sailing friends

Visiting Fingles cave

Arty shot

Cookie sailing in the sunshine

Cookie at Tobermory

On our way back to Oban
We also visited Iona which was lovely but I was feeling a little seasick and it rained in the morning, so no photos got taken.
Next post will have photos of some of the wildlife we saw.