Should I have applied for the job travelling Scotland in a Visit Scotland campervan?
Missed chances eh? It’s not as bad as it seems, I may have been able to pay the bills at home. Slept in the Scottish countryside and possibly, just possibly taken my furry assistant along for the ride.
It would have meant that my partner would have had to fend for himself until I could get back there and who knows what sort of bother he could have got himself into in the meantime. We could have stayed up on the hill at weekends and worked myself on the house trying to get things done, but in reality I have not been in a position to do that for the past few months, which I guess is what held me back in the first place.
Sure, I would have met tonnes of people at events all over the country, seen a lot more of my beloved Scottish countryside in the summer months, the best time of year, braved terrain and nights not quite on my own.
Ahh yes, those missed chances for a different life and summer to the one we have been experiencing. Is the grass greener? Ask the Coos, (for the uninitiated, those are the highland ones)
Visit Scotland – Thanks I’d love to have done. I hope that I will again so very soon, for I am missing it more than you know.
And so the Highland Summer was not to be, A Summer far different from everything that I had ever imagined. It began quite well with promise of a brighter future for all of us, with hope and anticipation. The sun was shining on our skin, the weather was good and the garden flourished. Then it was shattered, broken and will remain in our memories as probably the worst we have ever experienced in all our years together. Our family is smaller, our bodies weary and our hearts heavy.
Our hope that with the onset of Autumn at our doorstep and as the leaves begin to go brown and drop across the gardens and countryside. That it brings Good with it on the winds that have begun to blow, that it sets us on the right path towards Happiness once again and that our luck turns for the better.