I first visited the Isle of Skye on a camping holiday in the early 1970s and, despite the ubiquitous biting midgies, the single track roads (full of potholes) and the lack of all but the most basic of shops, I was drawn to returning a few years later. I had intended to stay for just … Continue reading Is Skye in danger of becoming a victim of its own success?
WARNING!! May contain gushings of a besotted granny and lots of baby related stuff. This time I am off to L.A to visit daughter, Faye, and her husband, Tom, and to meet my newest granddaughter, Freya. Freya made a somewhat traumatic entrance into the world, prematurely and not without a degree of drama but mum, … Continue reading Granny Skye goes to L.A.
So the weather man got it wrong today big time. Went off to work in a woollen coat, boots and a woollen scarf prepared for the worst and this is what I got on my lunchtime walk. All taken Portree, Isle of Skye on 21st March 2019.
The starting date for my forthcoming photography course is looming ever closer and I am starting to feel excited but also somewhat apprehensive at the thought of learning a new skill. It’s a bit like that first day of a new school year but, instead of a pristine new pencil case crammed full of assorted … Continue reading The one where granny takes a photo or two
For the past few years I have been travelling into work by bus. It's almost an hour each way and the only way I could cope with this was by reading. I read to and from work every working day and went through hundreds of books until one day I had to acknowledge that I … Continue reading Somebody I used to know
A couple of years ago I was very kindly gifted a DSLR camera and given rudimentary tips about its operation. I did manage to take a few photos but, once I was on my own, I promptly forgot all I had been told. To be honest, I have never had "a good eye" for a … Continue reading How difficult can it be to take a photo?
Saturday, 2nd February 2019 ,Glasgow and an early start to get out to the airport for the 8.15 flight to Heathrow. All going smoothly and connected to Haneda flight on time. One good thing about a 4.30 am start, in fact probably the only good thing, is not feeling guilty about enjoying a G & … Continue reading Granny’s Tokyo Adventure -Days 1 to 4
Wednesday, 6th February 2019 Raining all day today, as forecast, and Faye working a long day (12 noon until 9.30 p.m.) so a home alone day for me though heaven knows it's Faye not me who should be having time off to relax. Lazy day in the apartment but caught up with things and started … Continue reading Granny’s Tokyo Adventure -Day 5 and Day 6
Faye had a day off today, giving us a whole day to ourselves with no constraints on time so we decided to head out of Tokyo and have a travelling day. First to Shinjuku on the ordinary train and then we booked tickets to Hakone Yomoto on the Romance Car (I can’t think of anything … Continue reading Granny’s Tokyo Adventure -Day 7
Somewhat disappointed to wake up this morning to find no sign of the snow which had been forecast for today. Faye had a full day at work with an early start but her 12 o’clock client had to cancel so I made my way to Shibuya (out on my own for the first time since … Continue reading Granny’s Tokyo Adventure -Day 8