The first picnic 0f 2018!

Today we awoke to a beautiful sunny winters morning, with snow on the ground and just a light wind, so with a break in the weather forecast we decided to revise our regular picnic habit, suspended since the beginning of December, so this would be the first of 2018.

It’s something we have tried to do since we retired many moons ago. You know that when you retire you no longer can look forward to getting five weeks holidays, the Easter and Autumn weekends, the Queen’s birthday or two days at Christmas or New Year! I hear all who are still working shouting back at me, ‘everyday is a holiday for you’!  Well, yes and no. The dangers to be avoided when you retire, I think, are two-fold. One,  you get into the habit of just letting one day run into another with little planned, and Two,  you are so busy doing all these voluntary jobs and things you dreamed of that you find you have no time for yourself.

All this just so I can say that we find it’s good to plan regular days out, and for us that mostly means picnics! 🙂

Today the weather changed between bright sunshine to heavy clouds and sleety rain. Still the drive to Loch Lomond and back was enjoyable, the scenery dramatic,  and we had a good chat in the car. The sandwiches and coffee were great and we did get a few pictures so here they are.


It’s a good thing to plan ahead, but like the weather you have to be prepared for every eventuality!

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I'm am a married man, a father, grandfather and great grandfather who has been married to Muriel for 62 years. I have worked as an Engineer in the Sugar Business, and as a Manager in the Relief and Development sector. Firstly however, I'm a follower of Jesus Christ and this fact has shaped my life and work.

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