Isle of Skye – To the Western Shores!

I’ve always loved lighthouses. They are a good thing in often treacherous places, they bring light to those who are at risk and they stand tall and sleek against the headland, their residents dedicated lighthouse men and women who, for years, lived in these remote places to keep the lights shining when needed most. TodayContinue reading “Isle of Skye – To the Western Shores!”

Isle of Skye (day 2) – Gardens for the Soul

Those of you who know me quite well also know I am a useless gardener! I love being in the garden and enjoy lots of different colours and scents of flowers and shrubs, but I have no idea what any of them are. I still get my geraniums and chrysanthemums mixed up! But, despite myContinue reading “Isle of Skye (day 2) – Gardens for the Soul”

Isle of Skye: A Touch of Heaven on Earth

I have heard talk of  ‘thin spaces’ on earth – places  where people have felt closer to the Divine (be that Heaven, God or whatever spiritual beliefs they have). By the seashore is one of my thin places, any seashore, but especially when it is really stormy or really calm waters. I find the seaContinue reading “Isle of Skye: A Touch of Heaven on Earth”

Our Visit to Fingal’s Cave, Isle of Staffa

A few years ago we ran ‘Creation Experience’ weeks in the churches where I am minister. They were opportunities for primary aged children to come and explore the vast wonders of creation. One year we took them on a journey from the beginning of time, through the Big Bang, the evolving of life in theContinue reading “Our Visit to Fingal’s Cave, Isle of Staffa”

The Wonderful Iona (Mull – Day 2)

So today was a BIG day for me. I have wanted to visit Iona for many many years and never managed it. Life (an a bundle of pathetic excuses/reasons) got in the way of me making the effort to come here. Well today all my expectations were surpassed as we made our way to thisContinue reading “The Wonderful Iona (Mull – Day 2)”