Sitting at the computer with my thoughts flitting around like butterflies, wondering which ones to share and how to put them down.
Some insights are not at all about Gaelic i.e. what a horrible size caterpillars are, just big enough to be seen from a moving car but only when they are too close to be avoided.
Some very much about Gaelic. How nice it was to spend the weekend with another Gaelic teacher comparing notes and tricks and just generally geeking out about Gaelic together.
How wonderful it was to sit on the deck at my brother's house telling my niece and nephew stories from the boyhood of Finn MaCool, reading them 'MacCoddrum of the Seals" and "the Fairy Flag of Dunvegan" How my niece seems to think that Gaelic is the language where I come from.
Chance meetings with people who have been looking for someone or someway to learn Gaelic. I set out to make these happen but in the end it turned out that I always found these people where I wasn't looking for them
Many many great moments from this trip as I head homewards I am so grateful to have had this opportunity and I know this isn't done yet :)
I have a great idea for a blog project which I will post here soon so watch this space :)
Caroline has been involved with Gaelic for more than 18 years. She has degrees in Celtic Studies and Gaelic Medium Teaching.