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Love is in the air Published by Ross Patterson  · June 22  ·  Love is in the air Da da da, da da da… Love is in the… Alright, you get the point. We had another successful proposal last weekend. We got a lovely message from Stewart staying in Squirrel that he’d gotten down…

Gay Pride Month

Gay Pride Month

Published by Ross Patterson  · June 17  ·  It was illeagal to be a gay man in Scotland until 1980. Gay and bisexual people were not allowed to join the armed forces until the year 2000. And same-sex marriage was only legalised in 2013 and ‘14 across the UK (except for Northern Ireland, which…

An ultra-marathon for trees

An ultra-marathon for trees

Published by Fiona Patterson  · June 6  ·  Yesterday Ross ran an ultra-marathon for the preservation of the Caledonian forest. It was 50 km and he completed it with great determination. It is a serious distance. Well done Ross. Your effort will ensure many more trees are planted in the quest to regenerate our…

Everyone has a book in them

Everyone has a book in them

Published by Ross Patterson  · June 2  ·  “Everyone has a book in them” or at least that’s how the saying goes. One of Mum’s life goals has always been to write a book. She’s been working on one about bringing up children for a few years now. After decades teaching and bringing up…

The Swallows Return

The Swallows Return

Published by Fiona Patterson  · May 15  ·  We are delighted that our swallows are back in the garage making a nest. I am not sure if they are late this year (it feels later) but they swooped in the other day, coming into the house, as usual, to fly around and see if…