Well here I am again after missing two weeks. I’ve been on holiday on the Island of Skye off the west coast of Scotland. The scenery is totally spectacular and the weather was pretty good. Cold but sunny. Lived in a holiday cottage for a week with panoramic views over the lochs and sea to the mainland. The most amazing thing about the view was it  changed constantly. One minute it was bright and sunny , the next mist descended and the colours of the mountains and water changed. the friend I was with was trying to paint but found it almost impossible. It was just spectacular. My dog Bruce loved the wide open spaces and swam in the sea, loches and freezing streams. couldn’t keep him out of the water.

On arriving home the weather this week has been incredible. Heavy snow, hailstones, frosts and quite warm sunshine at times but a North wind direct from the Arctic. And by the way it would be sunny when I set out for the beach and ten minutes later it was a black sky and a snow storm. It is May day next week!!!!

Sad to hear Prince died last week. They don’t know how he died yet no doubt it will come out soon. Again he wasn’t my favourite  artist but he did make some excellent music for himself and others. Rip Prince.

Something I always thought was the case is that scientists have stated when you are over 50 time seems to pass more quickly. Apparently it is because as we get older we want to pack more into the life we have left, as to to when you are younger you think you have plenty of time to do things.

Humour. In Bolivia llama dropping are used to purify water. Ugh!

People who kiss their dogs have lower blood pressure than those who don’t. They also bark more!

A baby porcupine is called a porculette. Well it would be wouldn’t it.

Lenin owned 9 Rolls- Royces. Now that’s the equality of communism for you!

A homesick sheepdog who had been sold to a new owner in Cumbria made it’s way back to Wales 240 miles away in 12 days. How can it do that. Some women of my experience even with maps, gps and sat-nav’s might struggle to do that! Just a little joke ladies!

Eddie the Eagle became famous as a hopeless ski-jumper. He didn’t really jump he more fell off the end of the platform. He was always last. I’m not questioning his bravery but he is now having a film made about his exploits. He is being rewarded for bing a failure. same as bankers then!

The Law is an ass. A man who was found guilty of sexual offences against a woman was given a 12 n month suspended sentence  and a 3 month curfew. But the curfew  is being lifted for a week so he can attend Glastonbury Music Festival.

You can now buy trainers in various animal skins for £20k. Do they make you run and jump better do you think?

Poem. I have attempted to write a poem about Skye.                A SCOTTISH ISLE