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Monthly Archives: May 2016

In Search of Mackintosh Lands

I am a Mackintosh. When I was a child, my heritage was reinforced every Memorial Day weekend, when we would visit my Aunt Rosemary’s home in Alma, Michigan to take part in the annual Highland Festival that has been held every year since 1968.  Aunt Rosemary is Murdo…

Finding Murdo’s House

“Oh, the weather was so nice last week.” Our friendly landlord Andy greeted us with these words when we arrived at our little cottage in Spean Bridge in the Highlands.  It looked as though we were in for several rainy days. Between the weather and the virus that…

A Ghost in Our Room?

After 4 days in London, we take a quick Ryan Air flight up to Edinburgh.   I was glad to leave London….I found myself not sleeping, getting sicker as I tried to keep up with sightseeing.  One day, after spending the night in the bathroom trying not to cough…

At Long Last–A Post!

May 12.  Our 32nd anniversary.  We were in London. We were tourists that day, walking the street near the Parliament building after a visit to Westminster Cathedral.  Rob and I love history and didn’t miss a station on our audio tour.  As we emerged into bright sunshine on…

It’s Mother’s Day in Florida

Duh. I didn’t make the connection with Mother’s Day when my son Peter called a few weeks ago to ask if he could come for a visit. He’s planning to move from Michigan to northern California in a few weeks and it’s…

Last Day in Hawaii…

Kauai continues to delight us! Rob and I visited Orchid Alley in downtown Kapa’a on our last day in Hawaii. The tiny store includes a butterfly garden, but only sells orchids, which seem to grow in an infinite number of shapes and sizes–there was one that…