Huggin’ Stuff

Huggin’ Stuff

I’m not a big hugger. Of people, I mean.

But I recently posted about how I hug Christmas Trees! 😮 You’ll find that post here.

Then, I was reminded that I actually hug loadsa stuff!

All things, mind, not so much people…..

Here’s me hugging the 150 years anniversary monument, at King’s Cross Underground station:


And here’s me hugging the R’n’R sign in Dublin:

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Finally, for now, here’s me hugging a large garden ornament in Iona:


Sorry, it was a flashless night time pic 😉 Maybe my huggin’ addiction is worse than I thought?

Do you have any weird habits that someone else has pointed out to you?

Running in a Hoolie

Running in a Hoolie

Afternoon, all, I hope your weekend is off to a brilliant start!

We have more gale force winds forecast for today, and so I’m blogging while I still have power: pray it stays on, please!

@TheWelshWookie and I have braved the wind and the rain, and we have been for a run down the harbour.

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It was blowing a hoolie!

I fair enjoyed it, though it was only a short run. The village still looks strangely welcoming in the midst of a storm:

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Now, we’re drying off, thawing out and hunkering down for an afternoon of movies, kicking off with Santa Claus: The Movie I think!

Anyone else running through the gales or other poor weather today?

Tree Huggin’

Tree Huggin’

I didn’t run tonight.

But, @TheWelshWookie and I did go for a walk instead. We took a walk around Tarbert harbour, because it was a lovely cold, crisp evening.

And because we wanted to see the Christmas lights.

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Now that power has been restored, the lights are on. There wasn’t a grand lighting ceremony as planned, but the village does look lovely and festive!

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And for me, a lit Christmas tree means only one thing: that baby’s GOT to be hugged!

Here’s my hug of the tree in Coombe Abbey, Coventry two years ago:


And hugging Tarbert’s tree last year:


Here’s this year’s big hug:

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It certainly gives the neighbours something to talk about!

What weird traditions do you have?

Power’s Back!

Power’s Back!

Just a quick post to thank all of the hard working engineers and support staff who have been working tirelessly to get us all connected to the electricity supply again, following today’s storms.

The forecast overnight is for low temps, so I am extremely grateful for being able to now switch on my electric blanket tonight!

Our power outage was only 14 hours; it could have been a whole lot worse than that. 😉

Thanks for all of your kind thoughts and words today!

The Power Cut: Part Two

The Power Cut: Part Two

We’ve been bashed and battered by gale force winds over the past 12 hours or so, with gusts reaching 140MPH in the Highlands. You can read all about it here.

And so, we have no power in our village again, for the second time in a week.

The joys of living in rural Argyll!

On my commute this morning, I had to dodge seven trees which had blown over and into the road, which was a little different 😉

I’m hopeful that normal blogging (and normal running) may commence later, or failing that, tomorrow.

It’s supposed to be our village’s Christmas Lights switch-on tonight….. not sure if that’ll happen now!


Hoping you are all safe, if you are also affected by bad weather!