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12 March 2007 @ 09:01 pm
a pointless nostalgic, that's me  
I'm back online at home but I'm still feeling melancholic so I'm not really here. I'm just running some updates on the sites so I have to be online. While I'm here, I thought I'd pic spam you some gorgeous photos from places that mean a lot to me. None of these pictures are mine, they're all taken from the BBC Scotland site.

those of you who've been around for a while have seen me talk about running on the beach, or of playing with Dram on the beach. Well, this? Is the beach. Gorgeous isn't it?

the same beach. The island you can see in the middle left is Arran.

And the same beach again. That's snow. See, even in winter it's beautiful!

And this is where I grew up. It's Helensburgh, from just about where my secondary school was (and coincidentally, pretty near to where smileawhile used to live).

Helensburgh again. The neon glow of the water has nothing to do with the nuclear submarine stations nearby, honest.

I know it looks like Helensburgh, but that's because all seaside towns around that size look the same. It's actually Saltcoats. I lived there for about three years before moving to where I am now.

This is Arran again, from about the same level up the hill from the beach as I am right now.

That hill in the distance has plagued me since childhood. It's up behind Helensburgh, and is locally called "The Cobbler" because it looks like a cobbler bending over his workbench. I don't see it. I've never seen it. Can you?

And this is Largs, just up the road from me and famous for the Battle of Largs where the locals seemingly fended up the Norse invaders. Of course, the fact that the sea turned against the invaders preventing them from getting to shore has nothing to do with the plucky spirit shown by the locals who stood on the hill tops ready to run away...
 
 
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smhwpf on March 12th, 2007 09:30 pm (UTC)
Those are gorgeous! Ah, Scotland!

*hugs you tight*. Hope you feel better soon.
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: dw//in Scotland?/t&c - a quirkofmatterwhiskyinmind on March 14th, 2007 01:08 pm (UTC)
Even today, when it's grey and miserable outside, there's still something incredibly breathtaking about this country.
JG: BX by dothestarswyoujgracio on March 12th, 2007 10:03 pm (UTC)
Tis' indeed beautiful.
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: saltire - mewhiskyinmind on March 14th, 2007 01:09 pm (UTC)
I am so lucky to live here, I've always lived in the countryside near the sea and I can't imagine ever living anywhere else.
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the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: saltire - mewhiskyinmind on March 14th, 2007 01:09 pm (UTC)
:) Thank you honey
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the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: FX - mewhiskyinmind on March 15th, 2007 03:44 pm (UTC)
Hee - nope wasn't your imagination - http://fx.moments-lost.co.uk/archive
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the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: saltire - mewhiskyinmind on March 14th, 2007 01:10 pm (UTC)
Bit further south actually - West Kilbride of all places!
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the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: saltire - mewhiskyinmind on March 14th, 2007 01:11 pm (UTC)
I am so lucky to be surrounded by this kind of landscape. I can't imagine ever living anywhere else.
velvetwhipvelvetwhip on March 13th, 2007 12:40 am (UTC)
:::hugs you:::


Gabrielle
the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: saltire - mewhiskyinmind on March 14th, 2007 01:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you sweetie
thedothatgirl: fernthedothatgirl on March 13th, 2007 06:24 pm (UTC)
Now you've gone and done it.

Nope I can't see the cobbler either. However after seeing all this beautiful countryside we're all coming to stay :)

the girl who used to dance on fire and brimstone: saltire - mewhiskyinmind on March 14th, 2007 01:12 pm (UTC)
*g* you know you're welcome anytime - just give me a few days warning to fumigate clean the house...