Wednesday, 18 September 2013


Our morning walk to school today was in lovely autumn sunshine.

Alastair often wants to take his umbrella.  Today I pointed out that it was a lovely day; did he need it?  The answer was "Yes" and the reason he gave was "so he can walk on walls without falling off." 

As you do ... when you are 5 years old.  (Definitely holding Grandma's hand is NOT an option.)

Someday I will point out to Alastair his great-great-grandfather MacKenzie's swagger stick which lies in our living room (display case) coffee table. He was in the Seaforth Highlanders and was based in Gairloch, Wester Ross.

Here is a close-up of the silver head of the swagger stick.  He was a Sergeant in the Seaforth's hence the reason Iain's mother, his daughter, was known as "Barbara Sergeant".

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