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Oh, we should actually update our profile and pin something better, but for now...

If it wasn't clear from what we toot, we are recently discovered plural
On top of that, came the dawning realisation that when forced to recognise the others within, that we were not male. In fact the fronting construct personality, was just playing the male role for protection of the group
So, we are currently lacking in spoons because of dysmorphia that once it came on, became relentless.


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Something by the way of a refreshed

Before this instance there was and before that

If you have come across those and see me here, you may or may not notice subtle changes.

I shared this with my OH 2 days ago.

It is not *exactly* me, but closer than I can articulate at the moment. Good enough.

My tribe is dysfunctional at the moment and in need of remediation.


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I need to step aside and let them breath.

So I may not be the person familiar when I post.

I could make alternative accounts, but that's fracturing us when we need to come together. Indeed it is something to an extent, reflecting, I have done in the past.

Because you have interacted with me before, you *do not* need to in the future. We have no expectation. Mute, unfollow, etc... There are tools. Use them.

We desire to cause no discomfort, but this is *new* to us.


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Equally, please continue if you like.

My language might change, be inconsistent and fluid. So do *not* stress or be precious about it in turn. No offence will be taken.

I need to write this all better, in a blog, not toots. But I feel an explanation is in order of sorts, here and elsewhere.

I used to describe myself as an anarchic socialist at heart. My tribe requires that of me now, or at least something better.

Maybe all of these decades we can find some semblance of lasting peace.

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Ageing hacker, remembers war dialling. Into wandering the hills, bodyweight fitness, yoga, meditation & heavy metal.

Upped and moved to North Scotland. Here to climb trees, swim in lochs and wander the mountains.

Twice broken by modern life. NDE by self direction, only here because of the actions of a soul mate.

Rebuilt the first time and discovered spirituality, meditation and chaos magic.

Rebuild 2 currently ongoing. Delving into animism and shamanic practice.

Good afternoon friends! Shifting, motley weather–cool & dry for the most part, w/heavy moments early on threatening rain, & others later where sunheat felt crisp & heavy. Young coots have almost fully-formed bright shields on their brows, & are almost as belligerently fearless as their parents.

Felt whole at last, energised–returned to slightly more heavy-duty exercises.

May we find the courage, self-awareness & humility to be accountable for our mistakes today & use them to fuel our growth!

rowling, transphobic bullshit 

Why the wilds keeps us alive... 

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Why the wilds keeps us alive... 

The Bisse du Rho starts innocently enough. The further up you go, the more obvious is the historic root: to divert a water source and bring the water into the next valley. These days, hiking trails have been built next to these old water ways.
In the local German dialect these are known as Suonen; Bisse is the local French word for these water chutes.

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Further up, these water chutes are more hazardous – these days the hiking trails are secured but think about it: how did they build these water chutes in the old days? Lying on their bellies on wooden planks, driving in the wooden poles for another one or two meters…

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Good evening friends! On an upward trend along w/the weather–flitting, fitful mobile sky. Long flashes of unfiltered sunlight & the precise inky shadows of summer leaves rippling on dry pavement.

Though my pain is much more bearable today there's a half-life of additional fatigue as I try to unlock my body from its clenched, defensive anxiety. Not so much fugue as a mildly pleasant daze, not having to hold a dam against a flood.

May we find patient compassion for ourselves & each other today!

Weird PSA about drinking water.

If you have the chance to drink from running water in the wild.
Do it.
Not the civilised way, with a cup, or your hands.
But get down and plunge your face in the cool water.
Gulp and savour.
It is one of life's true joys.

(We are very privileged to be able to go places where we can do this, away from pollution and concern about chemical run off.
We carry a collapsible cup, but sometimes, the soul needs refreshing too.)

Also found some little stuff too.

Franz the beetle was no more, but still iridescent.
Both the lizard and frog were happy to pose.

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Beinn a' Bhuird South top, North Top from Invercauld.

Once we were away from the car park and main paths, we had the place to ourselves.

Nice to get some big stuff in again.

Habe diese riesigen wilden Pilze nahe Hohenstaufen gefunden 😍

Good evening friends! Definitely feeling a little better than yesterday overall–not much rain but still pale, bleak skies pressing down on shadowy trees. A few soggy days have sent the meadows into overdrive, layer upon lush layer of green & the pungent sweetness of meadow peas ovrlaying the rich, wet earth.

Heavy going still–got through my stretches &c but then fell back into a few hazy hours of leaden paralysis. Relying on painkillers to dull the edge.

May we find peace & acceptance today!

Mountain pack* in the car.
Bike in the boot.

First proper outing for our navigator tomorrow.

Probably onto the table, but we will see where the conditions take us.
Somewhere less populated and over 3500ft is the rough aim, but other than that 🤷

⛰️ = 😀

(*Sadly, having seen the distinct lack of white stuff on the gullies of Lochnagar, the axe will be coming off)

Foraging win today 😃

Plenty of blaeberries.

But more importantly, the first chanterelle of the season 🎉

Plenty of interesting things on a walk too. Frogs and butterflies galore.

Travel restrictions relaxed.
First of *hopefully* many hill toots in the coming days.

Busy later, so just on Pressendye.

Stopping to relax in a cairn out of the wind 😃

Even at low levels it's a feet in the clouds day.

Daily reminder that image descriptions exist and that Mastodon can magically read text for them.

Just click Edit and then click on Detect Text From Picture

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