Usually we go down the lane, today we're going up. We take the car and the trailer. Past the sheep that won't move. This time we're collecting flat stones. The bigger and flatter the better. This burn that flows down to the loch is full of the most perfect paving slabs, most of which are too heavy for us to carry. We collect the ones we can and put them in a pile. The day is a sort of brown one.Very still, overcast and not especially cold. We take the stones home, where they will wait and eventually be used to pave around the house when the top layer of gravel goes down. We need quite a few more - but that can be part of the exercise regime for next week!