Shetlanders chicken out

    Saturday 29th December Up early to a bright sunny day and feeling a bit sore from too much sun. My son Brian arrived at 1pm from Rio via Paris and London and after relaxing by the pool we went to the beach at Camps Bay. Only Donald, Euan and Lewis went into the sea. Donald said all the Shetlanders chickened out and the Longniddry folk showed us up. Today we caught the red bus to Cape Town... read more

Ian in Cape Town

Thursday 27 DEC. Arrived in Cape Town to lovely sunshine and relaxed in the afternoon. Went to the beach at Camps Bay with the family and then to the Liquor store by taxi with Donald for some supplies. My favorite daughter in law Paula arrived from Rio and we had a wonderful dinner from a grumpy chef. Unfortunately his mother in law has come to stay. Its late now and we are sitting enjoying a laugh.... read more

Happy Christmas!

  Wishing everyone a very Happy Christmas and a Brilliant New Year from all of us at Dementia Friendly Communities. read more

Ian Gray – Getting ready to go to Cape Town

Marina and I flew down from Shetland to Edinburgh on the 21st December on the first leg of our trip to Cape Town and my son in law Donald picked us up at the airport. It was good to see all the family in Longniddry where we are spending Christmas before flying out on the 26th. Christmas Day dawned bright with some clouds. Up at 9am and great to be celebrating with our family. After breakfast and opening... read more

Conversations with Larry

About ego??? Well… I didn’t actually say that I had no ego… What i said was that those people who work with individuals who have dementia will notice that ego leaves them quite early… ‘Not quite the same thing… What I observe… And what you may have experienced yourself with the Scottish Dementia Working Group is that the barriers and obstacles that we erect around... read more