Later this morning, we're heading up to Perth which is the sort of entrance to the Highlands as I'm speaking at the writing group there this evening and delivering the results of the short story competition I've been adjudicating - and a great pleasure it has been. I've also been judging another, different type of competition and it's always a privilege to get to read so many great entries. Now I'm looking forward to a very short break and hoping to see some wonderful scenery, if the rain stays away!
It's when we're at our busiest that we need to take time out to reflect and enjoy a peaceful interlude if possible. We took advantage of the lovely cold, sunny morning at the weekend to enjoy one of our favourite walks down by the river. It never fails to lift the spirits and remind us of all the natural beauty in the world, often right on our doorstep. The first photo is of one of the lochs we visited ages ago and the one above is where we walked at the weekend.