Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Special Somewhere

I can hold my hands up and say that i don't see enough of the two very SPECIAL people that brought me into this world.  I have more of an excuse than most as i am not lucky enough to live in the same town or city anymore, after upping sticks and moving away from home to study at university.  However i only live a measly hour and a bit away, so it barely qualifies as a good enough excuse anymore.  
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We have never been an overly open lot, my family that is.  But we have an understanding.  We all know instantly, even if it is over telephone or email, when either one of us isn't right and needs someone.  Even when i was small and couldn't explain why i was upset or what had caused it, Mum didn't miss a trick.  She would always know just what to say or do to make it all go away.  She would call it 'mothers intuition'.  I call it something extra special.  I was often easily 'fixed' and usually a big hug and a 'cup of magic' (A PERFECT SWEET LITTLE CUP OF TEA ONLY MUMS OR DADS CAN GET JUST RIGHT) would suffice and then i was back on track to face the big bad world once more.  Most minor problems could always be sorted in this way with no need for words to be exchanged or a big heart-to-heart.  

Not much has changed.  So after feeling a little overwhelmed and with a head full of things that just needed to be cleaned out the best way i knew how, i decided to have a little weekend up at Mum and Dads to recharge my batteries. 

When i lived at home i used to ITCH to get away from the the HILLS and TREES and 'middles of nowhere's' that we always lived.  Now i am a little older, being up north in Scotland, as far away from everything as we can get, feels a little bit like heaven.  It feels like wherever you turn, you are the only person in the whole wide world and that everything around you is ready to listen.  It truly is the most beautiful place i know.  As it was such a beautiful Saturday, we decided to have an adventure into the Galloway hills and see if we could spot any red deer…

Standing on the very edge of such a beautiful loch, so STILL and clear and pretty is just the loveliest place to think and just sit and be still and quiet.  I spend so often whizzing and rushing around that even just being here feels like the most heavenly thing.  

We took a big flask with us and further up into the hills we had a sweet little picnic of fresh coffee and biscuits whilst we watched the river RUSH, 'SPLISH' and 'SPLOSH' past us. 

As the sun started its descent to dreamland we climbed higher.  It was an excuse to gather lots of HEATHER, marvel at all the pretty TOADSTOOLS and mushrooms we came across and watch the beautiful SUNLIGHT dance through the trees after us.  

As we trundled up HIGHER it was as if each corner we turned was prettier and more beautiful than the one before.  

As we reached the highest point, we could see red deer on the HORIZON.  We sat and chatted and listened to the birds sing their SUNSET song as the sun began to set.  It was just what i needed to fix my little head and sort out the messy thoughts that had become a bit tangled.  
Sometimes when life is RUSHING by and things feel a little bit like they are leaving you behind, and you don't know where to go and which way to turn, it's good for the heart and soul to just stop and give yourself a MOMENT or two away from it all.  Thanks and big LOVE go out to Mum and dad for the sweetest and lovely weekend and for looking after me and being there when i need it most.  Even if i don't know when i need it! 


  1. Wow those landscapes are stunning and you've captured them marvelously with your photographs!

  2. Really flipping beautiful. I need to go here!

  3. All of these snaps are absolutely beautiful!


  4. Great post! Thanks for sharing!:)

    Lovely blog, i'm a new follower!:)
    Please visit my blog too..


    Hugs, Brittany, xx

  5. Wow they live in a beautiful place! Hope it did you the world of good missus :) xxx



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