Saturday, 19 November 2011

Just a few wee thoughts from an old fart in a rust bucket clinging to a Scottish Mountain

Tip toe through the night hand in hand with ghosts of the future
Wonderful rainy moody day in the mountains. A day spent by the log fire creating. Ps got our council tax through monthly plan sorted. Magic love and light
Its my words and i'll spell them how i want toooo
Had someone that said i couldn't be on their directory because the language i use on my blog. And they sent me a list of words with SHITE at the top . Even had figures along side each word lol. Call me selfish but not
Sure i want to be listed in a directory that counts the shites i have. Love and light
Amazing how that when all aroon the shite piles in. Nothing works , only for the dust to settle to reveal a much happier and simple path ahead. Love and light
Kept hearing something/someome aroon the houel all night. But when i got up to check. NOTHING . Just remembered the new wind genny. Ah the joys of being an old fart.
Riding the wave of creativity and loving it.
Hovel in the bog. A wee film coming soon
Scottish Water. Whats the point in having a facebook page when ( Just for show i guess ) you dont bother to answer a simple question " How do i get you guys off my council tax. When i DONT use your services ? . Love and light
believe in yourself mistakes are only stepping stones to knowledge
Mid November and apart from using the wee burner i made ( which is working really well and all for less than a fiver ) the heating in the hovel is sorted thanks to all that insulation .
The wee brass monkey weighs a wee bit less this morn
Under a Highland frost filled night sky.
No better place to free your mind and explore the wonder above
Dancing with the moon between the stars and far of wonders.
love and light to all that dare to be different
Nothing more inspiring than hearing aboot people changing their dreams into reality . Love and light
Morning toot toots and emails from so many wonderful friends...
Magic love and light
The more you turn your back on money.
Under a fog cloaked moon.
With ice crystal air clutching.
A wee daft hermit dances the dance of love and creativity.
With the moon oor torch and the stars oor map , time to hit the road
love and light xxx

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Andy the Daft Hermit lives 45 minutes outside Inverness with his wife Mel in an old bus parked in a layby. This current home of theirs is the longest they have ever stayed in one spot. “I’ve been travelling now 25 years,” said Andy Lowe. “Mel’s been travelling 15. One of the reasons we’ve come and stayed up here is because of Mel’s health. I wanted to bring her to the mountains for fresh air and clean water and just a slower pace of life.” Mel has had breast cancer twice, skin cancer once, and for three years believed she had bone cancer after being wrongly diagnosed. Andy’s belief in the restorative powers of the north made them pack up ‘The Black Bus’ that they live in and cross the border into Scotland. New Highland home for hermit couple Andy and Mel “I think we both believe in trying to get to a more simple way of life,” said Andy, “but it’s strange for us because we are sort of hermits, or we like to live separate, but it’s not being anti-social… it’s just the way we are that allows us to be creative.” Andy first began travelling when he left the army. Fed up with bureaucracy he packed a rucksack and left for France and has been travelling ever since. By investing any money the couple have earned into solar panels and wind generators they now live a self-sustaining existence, without electric bills, and collect rain water “straight from Heaven”. “It’s not easy,” said Mel. “There might be time when there might not be enough facilities around, but you always find a way, you know?” Rather than rejecting technology, Andy blogs about his travels online and collaborates with artists from around the world via his ‘Scratchy Heid Film Studio’, which he runs from a static trailer next to the couple’s bus. He explained his philosophy: “My belief is that if you can go through life and you drop dead and you’ve got a balance there that slightly outweighs the good than the bad, you’ve done alright. “Yesterday, with what Mel’s been through with the cancer and all that, I had a woman on one of my sites there that thanked me for the writing, for the positive things, and to me that’s worth everything. You can keep your millions, we’re not interested. That is what we do.” To check out Andy’s artwork and video projects check out his website. MORE FROM THE NORTH

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