A ‘Little’ Surprise…..

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This is Margo…….  one of our Great Granddaughters.

She gave us a big surprise yesterday and paid us a visit.   It is so long since we last visited (back in January pre lockdown), so she needed re-introducing to us.  That didn’t take long as Margo is full of confidence.  Back in January she was just finding that confidence to stand up on her legs……  now she is off, at a pace, exploring the garden and climbing any obstacle that gets in her way.

 It really was a BIG treat to see Margo, and her Mummy and Daddy,  a real delight after all these months in this strange world we all now live in.  Events and life changed as we all went about in our own little worlds

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Things will get better with time…by how much we will have to wait and see.

But till those better times arrive…

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

13th July

(C) David Oakes 2020

Not Forgotten……

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3 years ago today we lost Carla our fantastic Black Labrador.  Despite all that has happen since then, we still miss her. As we move round the house and garden we seem to instinctively walk round her.  In the kitchen, as we work away preparing meals, you still sense that  warm Black shadow, that gentle pant of expectation that something might just drop of the the preparation table.  Always anxious to join us on our explorations and always providing a warm welcome to everyone.

12 July 2020

(C) David Oakes 2020

Top Peak Indeed…….

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Tryfan and Ogwen Valley, North Wales

A challenging climb,  a revered mountain venue for Rock Climbers, the striking outline of Tryfan, with a height of 3010ft. it is the most dominant of the Glyder range, part of the Snowdonia massif.

It is suggested that the name Tryfan is a derivation of ‘Top Peak’.  Only memories now for me of some spectacular days climbing, but still one of my ‘Top Peaks’ …. and of another memory….. it was often  rather wet, which made climbing interesting!

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

11th July

(C) David Oakes 2020

Wordless Wednesday…… Another Favourite Place

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Location:-   Duncansby Head, Pentland Firth, Caithness. The North East Tip of Scotland

 

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

8th July

(C) David Oakes 2020