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Menoxploring; Out The Back

Up behind oor wee toon, there is a place called Bishop's Glen. You were shown glimpses of it when Bertie visited. A couple of weeks back, Mac1 popped over from the East side of the Bonny Land to spend a day and a bit with me. On the Sunday arvo, it was dry, though chilly; however, it didn't stop us taking a walk down to the shore and rummaging for rocks. It's a thing we have.

We had a slow-ish Monday morning, wherein I made up a batch of buttermilk pancakes to have with fresh berries and honeyed curd. Then it was up to Bishop's Glen. Mac1, you see, wished to gather more patterns and textures and colours to add to her portfolio for the course upon which she is about to embark. She has borrowed the father's DSLR and needed some practice and guidance with it...

Well, of course, it meant that the YAMster and Fudge had to join in, right?

Oh yes, there were multiple grasses, wildfowl and barks aplenty to keep us occupied for a good couple of hours...

The next two Me-Now-Views days will be taken up with the balance of the best from the Fudge's attempts on this morning outing.

We returned to the Hutch for a latish lunch of cream of cauliflower soup and cheesy toast, before heading out again. Mac1 had some items she wanted to donate to the Oxfam shop (we have a very good one here)... then we wandered down to the old pier for an ice cream (for her) and a hot chocolate (for me); we spotted a couple of pairs of guillemots playing around the harbour - but of course had not carried the cameras with us! We took the long road home coming up Castle House hill and round the back; Mac1 was practically carrying me by this time. It had been waaaaay more exercise than this old rickety body could really manage in one day. Not that I'm complaining. It was a grand time and thank goodness we grasped the day, for Tuesday dawned the more usual driech. So dark, in fact, one had to use lamps all day inside! Mac1 headed off further North to meet with a pal before then going on to the opening weekend of her guilds course. A fine little holiday for her and a joy for me.


  1. YaYa sister time is very special I'm so glad you and Mac1 had a wonderful weekend and fun taking photos. OMCs your buttermilk pancakes at breakfast and soup at lunch make me hungry
    Hugs HiC

  2. Looks like it was a wonderful day!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  3. A day with hot chocolate is always a great one!

  4. So glad you had an enjoyable and productive (at least with the photography) time with Mac1.
    And pleased to report the sun finally showed its face in Torridon this morning!
    Cheers, Gail.

  5. Oh, how I remember my first SLR. It was a Minolta. I ended with a Nikkon, several years later. Probably a good thing that little automatic card cameras were perfected; who knows where I would have wound up.

  6. Not sure what honey curd is but it does sound good.
    Coffee is on

  7. Any day with a sister and a camera can't help but be perfect!

  8. oh I would love to join you... but I would stay away from the swans... they eat little girls and little pups ;o)

  9. Crikey ..... fudge excelled him/herself, aye?? Those were some mighty fine photos. What a lovely time you and Mac1 had. Mum says she's going to make cauliflower soup tomorrow. She loves it and you made her hungry with your talk of it with Cheesy toast. She says Yum!!!!!!!

  10. Hello, spending time with your sister was fun. I love all the photos.The swan family is gorgeous. I love the rocks! The pancakes sound delicious. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week ahead.

  11. Lovely pictures and all that yummy food. Sounds like a wonderful time.

  12. You overdid it, but how worth it! What fun having a sister to go out and play with! xx

  13. Nothing beats a day with a sister. Namaste janice


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