Reflections on first Anniversary of House/pet sitting

How time flies ? ?  It is now a year since Sasha and I said so long to Steph, Brad and the kiddlers in sunny Victoria. Bid friends farewell and off we went via Air Canada to explore the UK and the land of my birth.

Here in Scotland I have voted twice, once on the referendum and once in the UK election. We have met up with many cousins 2 from my Mom’s side  Myra and Rodney as well as three of the four boys on my Dad’s side. Alister, Albert and Tommy.

Still waiting to meet up with another branch of cousins from my Dad’s brother George.

I also returned the ashes of Alix McRobb mother of my son and daughter to her hometown and re united her with her parents and family. I thought this was fitting as I took Alix away from the Broch in 1965 and returned her just short of a 1/2 century in time.

During these house sits, we have had many experiences, met some great people and also varied animals. Not just dogs n cats but Llamas, Sheep, Ducks n Chickens. I feel like I am living in a James Herriot book.

Sasha has been a wonderful travelling companion and she makes friends wherever we travel too.

I could never have wished for a more perfect travelling friend.

So now as we once again sit at Dinleyhaughfoot in the Borders, in preparation for our 18-24 month sit in Banchory I reflect. That’s a POSH word for thinking  ha ha ha ha .

I relate to this wee one:

Think we will name this one Robby
Think we will name this one Robby
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Robby  Resting
Robby Resting

It has been a great year, next day Blog  its all about F O O D !!! Stick with me as I try to add a page…….



Author: Robby

Entered this world 69 years ago today. I am now entering my 7th Decade. Starting with a trip back to the middle East with a boyhood friend from Peterhead Scotland. Bobby Bruce I have 2 hard working Children and 7 grand children. I am proud of all of them, and their life partners.