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the only way past something, is through it.

(My thought for the day.)

Have you ever gone for a really long hill walk which isn't clearly mapped, and wondered if you're going to get through it, or have to retrace your steps after walking miles?

At the weekend we went on a new walk to us, following a track uphill for a while. Over the top, we started descending and could see the track going on for miles in the distance, winding round the wrong side of a very long loch. The thought of retracing our steps was not thrilling and there was a steep drop to the left, and no obvious way to get back to the road we needed to be on. We decided we were both feeling quite hopeful anyway and would carry on downhill for a bit longer. Suddenly the dog started running down a small path between the trees to our left, so we followed. And there we were in an emerald green meadow, with a little wooden bridge crossing the meandering river, leading to a neatly mown path going all the way to the road! Perfect. (And quite a surprise!)

Here's a lovely wee activity which is perfect for right now - I'm sure you will be able to find many dandelions close to home! How to doodle a dandelion - (You'll need to be able to print this)

And if you're looking for something to read, then you can download a free e-book here - 'How to survive a pandemic' by survival expert, John Hudson. NB -I haven't read this, so don't know if it's any good!

Do let me know how you get on with these books. And I'd love to hear your suggestions for survival reading. If you email me I can put together a suggested reading list -

So lets keep on looking for our path through this, and we will get there!

My photo is of last night's sunset, which was particularly lovely.

Until tomorrow - Mairi

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