Friday, 28 August 2015

Favourite places

Life can be challenging at times. On a scale of one to ten life is currently a seven on the challenge o meter :-). Nothing bad, not in the scale of you've got stage four cancer and its moved to you liver. Not on that scale, more on the work till you drop scale.

Soooooo as a coping mechanism I thought I would post about all my favourite places, then I can come back to this page anytime and remind myself of the good things :-)

First up is Fraserburgh beach, how much do I love this place, every time I go up to my mams I come down here for an early morning walk. This is me beside Tiger Hill on the beach, the scene of a lot of my *cough* mis spent youth ;-)

Next up is the kelpies, I love the canal paths where I live in Bonnybridge. I can cycle along them to the kelpies and back, how gorgeous are these chaps?
Bud and I used to come down to the canal paths for a jog every weekend and sometimes during the week. This is just outside Bonnybridge, it's a wee memorial to one of the residents who kept the path filled with beautiful plants, it always made me smile, so Bonny.
Can you have enough kelpies?? I think not!
Canal path by falkirk wheel Another favourite spot.
Although work is hectic and challenging at times I know I am lucky to love my job, I work with some great people. And when I need to de stress I get to walk this lovely chap around the campus at lunchtime. Rocco, our campus therapet and my floofy pal.
The rural, oh my god how I love the rural - the Scottish woman's rural institute, although officially they have dropped the rural from the name, much controversy!!
The ladies here are awesome, I mean totally brilliant, most in their 70s and 80s they have taught me so much, about team work about companionship about life the universe and everything. I don't know if institutions like this will die out or continue but I feel honoured to be a part of it. We meet in the Masonic hall once a month and have speakers and coffee evenings, this is from our annual coffee evening where we had a silent auction, and there was cake, always cake. The rural does awesome soup too. Love these ladies!


The North East Coast of scotland. My home and my heart. I was born and brought up here, it can look a bit rugged and bleak but I love it so much. This is looking toward Broadsea a small part of Fraserburgh.

Look! We even have library police!


Last but definately not least my patchwork room, my wee cave where I can hide away and play with beautiful Liberty fabrics in beautiful Liberty boxes.

And put fussycut economy blocks into colour order, living the dream folks, living the dream.



  1. Sorry it's a bit tough at work at the mo, but yes remembering happy places and happy activities is good. Jo xx

  2. Love this, Sheila. Remember I'm here if u need to chat as well. Let's get the stress o meter down from 7! Xx loving ur love for the kelpies :)