It's been some time since I have visited home and I am looking forward to spending some quality time with my camera and the countryside.  With a little prayer and some luck I am hoping for dry weather.  The last time I visited Glencoe I was not so fortunate, although I still remember the good soup and pot of tea I had at the Glencoe Ski Center which warmed my spirit if not the weather.

Visiting Scotland is always bittersweet for me as I am reminded of what I am missing by living in the flattest country in the world. I am reminded of how green, wet and sweet smelling the countryside of my birth is.

Much has changed politically since my last visit, the independence argument seems to have been re-energised since the NO vote won, I thought the argument may be laid to rest after September but the YES campaign is picking up steam. I look forward to getting a sense of people's feelings about this sensitive political situation when I am home.