Outward Bound

A day sack, a 65 litre rucksack, a Tesco bag with walking boots and gaiters, and a Tiso bag with bread, croissants (why not?) and fruit for the first night in a youth hostel. Everything a girl needs for 3 days walking and camping in the Scottish hills. This was the waiting-in-the-school-carpark-for-the-bus start of my daughter's Duke of Edinburgh expedition today. I wasn't allowed to take a photo of her ('Mum, don't be embarrassing'), but my daughter is the second pair of legs from the right. Just as I took this shot I heard a wail from nearby. 'Mum, you're so embarrassing!', and saw another mother trying to catch a shot of her daughter.

We're having trouble with our modem just now, which means that loading pages takes so long that I can't get round other blogs as I'd like. I see the thumbnails on my blog, but then can't get into the sites. Frustration.


  1. Know the feeling. Had real probs with mine a couple of weeks ago. Had to go to the PC nurse for TLC. Was without it for a WEEK! Felt like someone had chopped off my right hand! So you have my sympathies.

  2. Hah hah, embarrasing moms all over the place. That´s a lot of stuff to take along. Are they training to be firefighters or something?

  3. Is it the good season to hike in Scotland ? I hope your daughter will have a sunny weather !

  4. Sounds like fun.

    It sure is frustrating having computer problems. I guess it happens to all of us at one time or another. Hope it gets sorted out soon.

  5. OH how I remember those days and miss them! Thanks for sharing.
    P.S. There may be something up system wide cause I've been have the same problem off and on.

  6. well, what are mums for if not to embarass their daughters
    tell her to cheer up, it builds character! :)


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