Added: Lamisha Pawlak - Date: 27.04.2022 02:17 - Views: 37882 - Clicks: 6532
At the end of January, my husband Colin and I went on holiday for a fortnight.
My husband may describe it in other terms — but whatever words we use — it was a stunningly beautiful and exciting holiday in one of the remotest places of the United Kingdom. The first part of the holiday was spent in the inaccessible countryside of snowy Dumfriesshire where we got snowed in and spent time attempting to walk in this beautiful location.
Then we travelled a another miles further north to a cottage on the banks of Loch Grigadale. The single-track ro are a series of potholes ed together with a little bit tarmac. It was a wonderful, exciting and beautiful holiday — definitely character building! The people were lovely and it taught me just how hardy and resourceful these Gaelic souls are. The nearest fresh vegetables were either 48 miles in Fort William or otherwise a thirty five minute ferry ride across to the Co-op on the Isle of Mull. For me though, the peace and solitude and raw beauty were all that I could have wished for.
On my return back in Brotone, I went to visit an elderly lady that I know.
Her meals were always lonely. Her night times are long and dreary and sleep often eludes her — she hates night times.
We hear a lot about loneliness and social isolation nowadays. Social isolation occurs when an individual has very few or no social relationships. It is becoming an increasing problem not just in our country but around the world. It is extremely debilitating and impacts on our physical, mental and spiritual health.
It is hugely prevalent among elderly folk but also increasingly among younger people too. These included the physically sick, those with mental illness, the tax collectors and many others. Perhaps at this time of year we too should do our very best to walk alongside those who are lonely in our own community. Is there someone you know of who really needs a little company? If so, why not call round or telephone for a chat once a week or so? Not only will it help the person concerned but it will also make you feel a whole lot better too.
So here are some things I learned from our Ardnamurchan holiday: Our nearest human neighbours were some six miles away in Kilchoan. The frost was so thick it was hard to keep the car on the road. Walking in a violent storm force 11, Storm Georgina, is a really good aerobic workout.
The nearest dentist is approximately 40 miles away mostly on single track road. The nurse comes to Kilchoan once a week…but only if weather permits.
The night sky was a stunning sight to behold and I saw my first shooting star. No mobile telephone al. Have a blessed and joy filled Easter. Rev Sue.Love in broadstone
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