Friday, 19 August 2011

The sights, sounds, smells, textures, tastes (and secrets) of home ....

Hi everyone,

It's Friday, the sun is shining and I'm where I'm supposed to be - life is good! 

A sneak peek from my Six Senses Tour - link below
Spring must be on its way here in Brisbane, as Jezebel the cat just brought me the first lizard of the season.  Thanks Jez, I love you too. (If only the tail would not detach and wriggle about on the carpet all by itself!!!!!)

I wish I could take credit for this great shot of Jezebel, but I have to thank Ruth, who with her husband Fred, took the best care of the girls and the house while I was overseas - thanks guys!

Since my trip and then my graduation, there's been a lot of thinking about 'home' and what that means to me. 

Fitting then that my post today is simply a link to the post I've written for a gorgeous blogland friend of mine, Felicity, of Gifts of Serendipity.  Felicity regularly posts a feature on her blog called the Six Senses Tour, and when she read that I was heading back to Scotland to visit my family, she asked me if I would write a Six Senses Tour about the little corner of Scotland that is my original home.

So here it is - I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it:

My Six Senses Tour of Fife, Scotland

Enjoy your weekend, everyone.  I'll be back to regular posting next week, with a mix of new thoughts and ideas, as well as a host of highlights from my trip.  Don't expect too much from the Paris part, however - most of that was spent in bed with a hideous flu!

Til next time,


Naturally Carol said...

Consider me a follower here! I have just read your link to Felicity's blog and loved it. I had never considered the long days of summer in Scotland and love your description of playing in the hay. I love the smell of newly cut grass and freshly made hay as well. I live just north of you a little now and look forward to reading of your adventures here in Qld!

Felicity said...

Nic, this was the most glorious insight into your special pocket of Scotland, thank you!

When I shared it with Captain V he wanted the map enlarged so that he could show me all the places he had been trying [and succeeding] to make me jealous.

He also exclaimed that "The bees really ARE that big!" when he saw your wonderful photo.

Fingers crossed that he and I get to enjoy the many pleasures of Fife and Scotland together in the not-too-distant future.

Happy day Lovely and thank you again!


Kerry said...

Loved your tour Nic but it's nice to have you back :) And that is a truly spectacular snap of Jezebel...hats off to Ruth and Fred! They need to come and look after my house because for sure there isn't anything like this good a photo of the vampire slayer in existence.

Posie Patchwork said...

Loved your tour, hello from Canberra, my husband lives in Brisbane so i can picutre the allure of where you now live.
My comments on Felicity's blog about your post is this . . .
OH fantastic!! I married a McClelland, say no more, we need to take our whole clan to Scotland one day. They came out to Australia from Ireland, via South Africa, go figure.
Yay for Sir Bruce, what a great guy, my eldest is 12, can't imagine her down a mine, or the other 3 for that matter, ever.
What a brilliant family story, to have such history. My parents have some amazing old scales, i wonder if they are from the White family collection (mum is English, anything is possible).
Fantastic trip, except she didn't mention Ewan McGregor, sorry he's a must-include when speaking of anything Scottish. Love Posie