Way up in the hills above my hometown, is a beautiful viewpoint at Califer. I hadn’t been back in years and years, but yesterday evening, after dropping off Harriet and Andrew, I just really felt like going up there. I hadn’t been there in a dozen years, and had no real idea of how to get there, but little car and I headed the only way we knew…up. And we found it! I spent a good half-hour just sitting up there, looking out, dreaming and thinking and looking. It genuinely is one of my favourite places on earth.
I have a tonne of friends I’d love to take up to Califer – we could take a picnic and chat and sketch and enjoy the views. I can think of dozens of fellow bloggers who I’m sure would fall hard for its charms. One day I hope I’ll fall in love with someone, and I’ll want to take them to Califer, and show them the view that’s so special for me. And if and when I have kids, whenever that may be and wherever I live then, I know I’ll bring them back and take them up there, show them the bay, and the Firth, and Dunrobin Castle in the distance.