Sunday, 22 April 2012

The first post

Welcome to the running wave!

Here I am - up and ....... running!  It's taken a while to get to this point.  I have had this blog rumbling around in my head for a long time.  I read and admire many, many other blogs which give privileged glimpses into other people's lives and their various talents and I thought I would give it a go myself!  I think it will be good fun.

 A little about me before I click on 'Publish' for the first time!  I come from Hampshire but our family has lived in Scotland for the past 16 years.  I have spent my life working for publishers, architects, investment managers and also I had a short spell running and cooking for my own restaurant.  I love flowers, taking photos, reading, drawing, cooking, gardening, walking and especially spending time with my grandchildren, most of whom live next door!  There is one very welcome little new addition to the family in Melbourne, Australia.  We will meet her very soon and the early posts on this blog will be about our trip to the other side of world to see her and her mum and dad.  An exciting time coming up and I can't wait!

The running wave takes its name from the Gaelic blessing 'Deep peace of the running wave to you ...'.  I love to walk on the beach with my dog, Tilly, and it occurred to me one day that it would make a great name for my blog.  I have hundreds of photos of waves and no doubt I will trot them out from time to time!  Some will be from East Lothian beaches and no doubt, before too long, some from Australia and a few others places in between!  

OK, my big moment has come.  It's time to click on 'Publish' but before I do I would like to thank one of my oldest friends at 60goingon16 (who refers to me as Mrs Gaucho, by the way) and also a new friend, N, for helping me set up the running wave.  Love and thanks to you both, and welcome to everyone else!


  1. Well, no-one is more delighted than I am to see you finally and properly launched. Welcome to the blogosphere, dear friend; I look forward to many more posts and many more wonderful photos.

  2. Hello Mrs Gaucho and welcome to the world of blogging. D at 60goingon16 and I have been blogging friends for a number of years. That virtual friendship turned into a real face-to-face one. I know that I will love what you write because D says so!

    After 5 years of writing my blog, I've become a bit jaded and lazy so I'm looking forward to following this new venture of yours; perhaps you'll inspire me to get writing again.

    Good luck!

  3. What a lovely name for a blog. Hope you find that the water's lovely now you've jumped in.

    1. Thank you very much for your comments everyone. This is really rather exciting! Having looked on from the outside for so long I now feel part of a community! I like it! A

  4. Congratulations on your first bog post. Incredible, but as I was reading it I happened to be listening to Donovan singing "Deep peace of the running wave to you...." - selected before I opened your blog! Good karma I would say. As someone born and raised in Edinburgh I will look forward to posts and photos of those East Lothian beaches, of which I have so many fond memories.

    Sorry if this is a repeat comment - I seem to be having trouble with the Comment ID - it keeps rejecting me!

    Maggie B.

  5. What a wonderful photograph on your first blog. I look forward to many more.

  6. Great blog so far - good to read and fab photos

    Sally E xx