Friday, 9 May 2008

Thank you all

Just want to take the opportunity to once more thank all who went to the bother to comment in recent times, in excess of more than 100 all told. I am currently not blogging, and neither am I replying to emails. I do check emails, hence the post here.

I am currently in Holland. The funeral went as well as could be, but the emotion remains raw. Whether I shall remain here, or return to Lewis is totally undecided. If anything, it's too blinking hot here. Not used to 80F...

If anyone is interested in more Scottish pictures, please check out the pictures on my Flickr account. I am in the process of scanning 250 pictures from the start of Northern Trip, and the first 90 are there now. More to come, keep an eye on Flickr.


  1. I guess you're not used to 80* ...WOW!  We're supposed to get up to 80* in the next few days but I also heard rain mentioned so I guess it will be a surprise when it happens.  It's good to hear from you once again.  Thank you for keeping us updated.  Linda in WA

  2. You need to take time to make such a big decision.   Take your time.   If you make the decsion to stay in Holland, can't you keep a journal from there?
    That would work for me!!!            Dawn

  3. I am glad that you let us know that you got there ok. It is currently 79º here right now and will get up to 86º tomorrow. Good luck to you wherever you decide to live. Helen

  4. So glad you made this post. You are missed. Prayers be with you.


  5. Guido it was so nice to see 'Northern Trip' ,in my alerts ,You are so missed Jan xx

  6. Guido, it is good to see Northern Trip alerts in my mailbox ... and you are missed.  Just know that you are thought of daily.

  7. wuuuuuu huuuuuuu it was awesome seeing an alert from you.  Think about you every day...  and miss you!   Hugs to you my friend

  8. sugarsweet0569 May 2008 at 23:16

    My prayers & thoughts are with you.

  9. jlocorriere059 May 2008 at 23:20

    I've really missed your Northern Trip entries Guido. I thought of you when reading of the devastation in Myanmar. It seems like we'd all love to have you back again but we understand things have changed now and your family must come first. It's been over 80F here all week. Take care of yourself and your dad. Jeannette xx  

  10. is much warmer there. It does take some time to get used to that. You are so used to living in a cool land. I have missed your entries. I am sending you lots of good thoughts and wishes.
    Hugs and love to you Guido,
    Pam xoxox

  11. Know this is a hard time losing your Mom, you are in my special thoughts and prayer Guido. Arlene (AJ)

  12. seraphoflove900110 May 2008 at 01:42

    {{{Guido}}} I do pray that everything gets sorted out for you. I'll always be here for you. Keeping you in my prayers.

  13. So good to hear from you Guido!!!  My prayers are still with you as i know you are going through a hard time!!  But we miss your 'face' here, and can't wait for your full return.  Take care, my friend!!!


  14. Thanks for taking the time to let us know the latest news. I am glad that the funeral went as well as funerals can go....I to had one this week...Prayers keep winging their way upwards for you and all those you love. Hope we "see" you again soon.   Love  Sybil x

  15. carolelainedodd10 May 2008 at 11:00

    It was so lovely to get an alert from you Guido.  Missed you so much.
    So glad everything went as well as could be expected.
    Such a hard time for you at the moment.
    Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
    It's been much warmer here in the UK. In the 70s we've had this week. But 80s too warm for me.
    Will check out your pictures as I love them so much.
    Hope you will return soon.
    You take care now Guido.
    Hugs to you.

  16. Dear Guido,

    I am glad to hear that the funeral went as well as could be expected, it was nice to hear from you.

    I hope that your heart will tell you where you need to be and wherever that may be i wish you happiness.

    hugs Jayne

  17. springangel23510 May 2008 at 14:32

    Happy always to see you in your journal...and glad all went well with the funeral.  You have many friends who care...and will always...take care...

  18. I think journaling would be very beneficial and hope that you continue, in which ever way your able to. You have been in my thoughts dear friend.

  19. My heart gave a little flip of happiness and anticipation when I saw your alert my friend.  How lovely to see a post from you.  It's just like you to think of us when your own heart is aching so much.
    The heatwave is here in the Lakes too.  This is where my computer in my cellar room, which is lovely and cool at these times, comes in handy.   For once I am not complaining of how cold it is down here.  Lol!
    The cyclone in Burma was devastating..wasn't it?  What a cruel world these poor people live in.
    Take care of yourself.  You are precious to many of us here on AOL.
    May all your fond memories of your Mum be locked into your heart to relive then in happier future times.
    I wish you solace and comfort at this sad time.
    Jeanie xxx

  20. Hugs for you....
    Linda :)

  21. Honest to God, i miss you. It is NOT the same for me without you there everyday. I have been praying for you and want you to know we all care.
    Take care!

  22. You are missed.  I hope you are doing OK.  Take care my friend and travel safe.

  23. take care guido my thoughts are with you. mrs t xx

  24. I was so excited to see this post.  My best wishes are with you now.  Hoping you may one day be able to return.  You are missed.  I'm so sorry for your loss.  


  25. I am sorry, Guido... I just heard. I've been late getting out and about to read entries... been absent, actually. But I just heard, and I'm sorry for your loss, and that you are having to move. I will come by and check out the new site. Do keep in touch... will miss reading about the weather, the hurricanes, the gales, and your interesting facts about Scotland. May you travel well, wherever you go. Peace to you, friend. bea