Walking through Lilliesleaf

As my ankle has gained strength I have ventured out to explore the little village I am living in: Lilliesleaf. First I walked with my crutches and air-boot for 10 minutes at a time, then 15 minutes and then 20 minutes. I am now walking without my crutches, but still using my air-boot, for small amounts of time; but hopefully soon my surgeon will give me the go-ahead to walk without my air-boot.

Here are two inShOt videos showing you photos I have taken as I went along

The last photo, at the end of this one, shows the house we are currently living in.

I am meeting people from the village on my walks which I enjoy, as I have said before: ‘you can’t do things and make them happen in a vacuum; you need a community.‘ I look forward to each encounter. This time we met a local software engineer, a lady that runs Lilliesleaf Cross Keys Inn and a neighbor. It is quite a pleasant experience when I introduce myself that people don’t struggle with my name (Morag) like they do in South Africa since it is a Scottish name.

Our container arrived yesterday, in port, but it still needs to go through customs; then come by road from London. I am looking forward to having some of my own things around me. Hopefully soon.

That is all for now

Take care,

28 thoughts on “Walking through Lilliesleaf

  1. Morag, What splendid walks! Oh how the clouds and rolling hills and pastureland, the treasure filled nooks and crannies, the houses right up to the edges of streets all stir my imagination! I always wonder who lives inside. Thank you for introducing
    me to your lovely Lilliesleaf!
    Sorry I missed your injury. So glad you’re healing up!

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  2. What an adventure! Yes, the people you meet will be a big part of the adventure. While john and I were on Skye a few years back, he went for a hike and I sat in a park. Then the drizzle started and I went into our B and B and sat at their dining room table. Before I knew, an older lady came with a woolen blanket and put it gently around my shoulders. That is Scotland to me. Enjoy, friend.

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  3. What fantastic videos. It is so like the area round where my mum lives. Lovely sunflowers, too. i love the name Morag. I always had girls in my class called Morag. So Scottish!!! Have you come across the “Katie Morag” children’s books?

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    • Thank you, I am glad to be able to share some of my world with you, especially as you know Scotland. I have heard that Morag is quite a well used name in the UK. πŸ˜„I have read some of the Katie Morag books to my children years ago πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  4. I am so happy to hear you are recovering!!! πŸ’— And what a dreamy place you are living in – wow! It’s stunning and so green. Also, I love the super-tall streetlights! 😊 It looks like you are settling in nicely. πŸ’—πŸ’• I look forward to seeing more posts of your new home!

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  5. It looks like such a serene place Morag (and such a lovely name – Lilliesleaf) 🌸. I’m glad to hear your ankle is better … and that your container arrived (soon you’ll be surrounded by your own stuff, what a wonderful prospect)!

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    • Yes it is a serene place, I love the name too… The name of the houses are also quaint.
      My ankle is out the airboot indoors but still have to wear it out on walks, but definitely getting there. And unfortunately they sent us a message that it will only arrive in the Port tomorrow. So a little bit of a delay but I can’t wait for our stuff to help us feel more at home πŸ’•πŸŒˆπŸ’œ

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