4th June 2016, 16 photos
James was selected as Consort to the Gala Queen for this year's Aberlady Gala. A little bit nerve-wracking but he did brilliantly with his speech and the family are all very, very proud of him.
15th May 2016, 4 photos
Little jolly with James, and with Kim flying in formation, over the city and the airport to see the new bridge from above.
13th May 2016, 8 photos
The perfect camp on a very warm spring evening under the monument at Glenfinnan and then a round of the Glenfinnan Munros horseshoe under cloud that dispersed as we descended the second Munro.
22nd April 2016, 9 photos
Camped at the Inn at Wasdale Head to position ourselves for a scenic high level circuit of the Mosedale Horseshoe.
6th April 2016, 8 photos
Old Madeline and young James conquer the Old Man of Coniston.
21st March 2016, 17 photos
Three fabulous and unexpected days' skiing in Saint Gervais. Huge thanks to Gordon and Jill for inviting me to join them, microlighter Gordon Craig for the use of his apartment and Easyjet for the cheap flights!
18th March 2016, 14 photos
Climbing through the inversion into the snow and hot sunshine of Beinn Bhuidhe.
16th February 2016, 26 photos
Half term skiing again with James in Chatel - Portes Du Soleil.
28th December 2015, 9 photos
Forecast was for "difficult walking conditions with sudden ferocious gusts" but we weren't going to let that stop us when we'd arranged the day off work so Douglas picked a good hill, promising a rare new tick for me, which would keep us low out of the wind for as long as possible on the long cycle in followed by a rapid ascent and descent of Carn a'Chlamain. Pretty nasty wind higher up, as predicted, but always makes for an exciting day.
1st November 2015, 10 photos
Down to Glentress to Go Ape on a sunny Autumn atfernoon with James and his pal Jack.
16th October 2015, 45 photos
A dramatic "follow the weather" microlight tour visiting friends and family in Gatwick, Norfolk and the Lake District, taking in France and Wales for good measure. A bit of a photographic challenge to produce anything worthwhile through the near permanent haze layer below us, but I've tried. (Oh - a serious little footnote for any of my students reading this: despite appearances and my captions, we were at all times in sight of the surface.)
26th September 2015, 4 photos
Watching the Cockenzie chimneys come down from 1800 feet above.