Quine is the Doric word for girl. The Quines (or Super Quines as we have become recently) are a group of women that met on Twitter. I can’t recall the exact ways in which we all first started chatting, though these has been much hilarity from the start. I follow many local people as well as those who share various interests, and there’s a mix of that among The Quines. Last year some of us met up in person, out in the wider world, and we hope to meet our more distant living Quine one day too.
There’s been tea. There’s been talk. And walks, lots and lots of walks.
The most recent walk was on a snowy beach. Beaches feature quite a bit. Back in the summer we walked barefoot along golden sands and through a river to see a shipwreck:
Summer continued with Huntly Castle and a much thistled stroll along the River Deveron:
A tall tower and a stone circle (Drinnie’s Wood Observatory and Louden Wood Circle):
Autumn returned us to the Deveron. Alvah Bridge and the Earl’s Love Nest within (more on that here):
The Lake at Pitfour Estate was nice and mellow, the old Temple of Theseus thankfully no longer housing crocodiles!
Sometimes social media isn’t all that social; it can be taken over by constant ads and spam and passive aggressive Facebook memes. But good things happen too. I deeply appreciate the caring and non-demanding friendship of The Quines. I value many others I’ve got to know along the Twitter path too.
So take a minute. Listen. Laugh. Tap those screens and sit and chat.
The first picture in this post was of Haddo House; the one above was taken in the country park there too.