Thursday, 31 December 2015


This post is dedicated to (you) Debi 'O Hehir,  my much loved sister who sadly passed away on October the 1st this year.

In this life it's good to have and make plans.....but not to the exclusion  of living. "Life is what happens to you while  you're busy making other plans", this quote often attributed to John Lennon sums this sentiment  up pretty  well.

I had many plans for 2015, many of them were more intention than plan, but made none the less. Many of them simply didn't materialise......I'm wary of plans!

One of the many plans I had was to chart, mark, punctuate, record or whatever the passage of time through monthly blog posts....needless to say I only managed two.

 So in light of this I want to end 2015 with a series  of images and some captions for each.

Wishing all family, friends, acquaintances and pooches near and far a healthy,  happy and creative New Year :)
Go Gillean go, lovely to watch our boy start proper leading this sumer, well done Gillean xx

This is what keeps him going

Green the colour of growth and renewal

Happy days,rare family self portrait after one of our multi pitch climbs this summer in the Lakes

Debi, Miles and David photographing the finished sculpture, great and cherished memories from my w/k in TGC in May 2015

One of our walks, close to home
Owl sniffing it up in the Cuillins, the first Jackapoo to scale the Bhabheinn -Clach Glas ridge?!

Two minutes in the grand room/hall ? at the TGC, beautiful light

John doing his stuff in the Lakes, summer 2015

After Debi's beloved dog, Wilco died, the garden became a haven for wild animals....they were a great comfort to her in her final few weeks on this earth.

July rushes by
Deb working on her last big sculpture at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in May 2015

Ruberslaw and Fatlips in the distance
Beautiful rainbow on our way up to Blabheinn and Clach Glas
That rainbow , again
Unfurling ferns
Rock puddle, Hepburn last week
December skyes-from back Bowden, Northumberland
Back Bowden


  1. Beautifulness and sweet sadness. Made me water. X

  2. Beautifulness and sweet sadness. Made me water. X

  3. what a wonderful life you are living siobhain. To share your love of scaling rock faces with all of your family like that - so very special. It is such a joy and a sadness to see debi working away, so engrossed, so determined to keep going.... You are so blessed to be surrounded by all that majestic nature. So beautiful. I hope it helps when the pain of debis long farewell wrings your heart. Thinking of you and hoping this will be a year of peace, creativity and wonderful adventure for you and yours xx

  4. Thanks for your lovely comments Helen.....ah were it always the way. These images are from some of the highlights of 2015...easy to edit out the not so great bits!! It is beautiful here in the Borders, but the shots of mountains are from Skye, way up north. Missing Deb a great deal, (like so many of her friends will be) Best of wishes to you and yours too for the coming year xx