Where does time go ? Here's another Easter, another frantic rush, another flash in the pan - all hands to the pumps for this crazy madness and then - ah... peace and quiet - back to the Dumfries and Galloway we know. You see it's as much a culture shock to the locals living and working here as it is to the holiday home owners, holiday makers, first timers that head up to this beautiful corner of Scotland. If only we could phase Easter holidays by regions. Easter is the first main holiday of the new year and I have seen the cars loaded up with bikes, boats, golf clubs - you name it you can do it up here and that's what my thoughts today are all about. How lucky we are to live here. Here in Dumfries and Galloway, a timeless utopia ( if you ignore the pot holes in the road and the council cut backs that affects rural bus routes etc ) - no I mean just to look at the views - and I've selected a few from my camera roll that I have taken out and about over the last year or so, either on the bike, boat or Kayak.