Just a thought or two…..


It has been 17 months now living with Covid 19, Lockdowns and subsequent restrictions.   I recognise it has been tough for many and easy for none of us.  It has though provided for me and many of my friends an opportunity to re-familiarise ourselves with our “Local World”.  Yep, places so close to hand became our entire world…..  and you know, I think I for one have learnt to appreciate this small part of our world even more.

Our restrictions have been greatly eased.  Caution must still be the watchword.  Like many, I do want to spread my wings once again, but reality tells me that perhaps staying close to home is the safer option….. and yes, we have much to enjoy right here, literally on our own doorstep.


Please Remember ….

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

17th June

(C) David Oakes 2021

Be Prepared…… its summer !

Brolly Mania q

It does look as if summer has arrived here in the UK (well at least in middle England).

Sunshine and maybe an occasional shower….  so best be prepared.

Have a good day wherever you are and whatever your weather….and

Please Remember ….

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

15th June

(C) David Oakes 2021

Moody Monday…. The Old Man


The Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, Scotland

Not every Monday is Moody.…. put this particular Monday afternoon was rather more than just moody.  It was also a great example of how quickly the weather, over the West Coast of Scotland and most definitely over the Islands, can change so quickly.  The morning had been so full of promise.  But then again, if it hadn’t changed we wouldn’t have witnessed the drama over the Old Man.

At the start of another week….please

Remember ….

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

14th June

(C) David Oakes 2021