Saturday, January 06, 2007


It's a long time since I have posted anything. I have been intending getting back into it but like so many things never get started. Lesson to be earned there.

I got a phone call from my dad this morning to tell me that my Granny had passed away. Not unexpected but always hard to hear when some one you love dies. I have been privileged to have Mary Whyte as my Granny. Bill and Mary (Granny and Diddie) lived only 3 doors away from our family house in Inverallochy and they booth had a massive influence on my young life.

I spent much of my time as a kid in their company and loved listening to their stories. Sleep overs were an adventure and nothing in the house was sacred. Beds or "Shakky doons" were made up in the living room and we made toast and melted marshmallows infront of the open fire.

Their house was also good to visit on Sundays. The TV was never on in our house on Sundays. Religious tradition - but that's another story. So if there was something important on like a world cup match then it was time to visit Granny's.

I remember that she thought the world of me and we all need people who think that of us. My life is so much richer for having her love in my life.

See you again Granny.


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