Did you belong to the Brownies?

I come from a village in Scotland where the Brownies, Cubs, Girl Guides and Boy Scouts formed an important part of village life.  As a child I used to love attending Brownie meetings and have many happy memories from that time.  Brownies were for girls aged 7-10.  I thought it would be interesting to share…

Too many decisions to make

I am in the market for a new car as my trusty Peugeot, which I have had for fifteen years, is at the stage where things need to be done to it.  The air-conditioning has packed in twice now so it is time to find a new car.  What a mine-field that is. I thought…

Another dad trick. . . . .

One of the tricks my dad used to do was to make a mouse from a handkerchief.  He then used to make the mouse jump up his arm.  It provided lots of fun for us as children and for his grandchildren. Here is how you can do it for your children.

Memories jolted by desktop photo

The desktop on my home computer has a flow of photos which have been loaded onto the computer over the years.  Yesterday one of the photos that came on the screen was this one. It is an aerial photo of the village where I grew up.  The village is Ladybank, Fife and the photo was…

So many happy memories

A while back I posted about a book I had borrowed from the library.  The book was Hebrides by Peter May you can find the post here.This is a photograph from the book.  The reason I show the photograph is that it rekindled so many happy childhood memories. My dad was born at Boultach on…