in this episode: Megabus La Sal Strictly Ballroom Howies Megabus Saturday finds us on the No 900 Citylink bus to Edinburgh. These buses are pretty smart and more than worth the £0.00 + £1.00 booking fee. The journey takes longer than it used to - about an hour and a half. The view from the … Continue reading strictly edinburgh
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courtesy of the old bank in battlefield
Pledge – surely that’s a furniture polish?
An addition to the ancient coronation ceremony will see people across the UK and overseas realms invited to swear allegiance to Charles. "I swear that I will pay true allegiance to Your Majesty, and to your heirs and successors according to law. So help me God.” Isn't this the 21st century?
spring … (well almost)
We're getting towards the end of April now and Scottish blue skies and bright sunshine are proving to be as deceptive as ever. That inviting weather is calling you. "Come on", it says, "What about a nice long walk by the river?" Armed with a pullover (just in case) you step outside. A biting North … Continue reading spring … (well almost)
… and now, folks, it’s time to play … Who’s Grave Is It Anyway?
You can lead a horse to water but a pencil must be lead Stan Laurel "Another fine mess" aptly describes the grave of Margaret Jefferson in our local Cathcart Cemetery. Best known as Stan Laurel's mum, Margaret was also an actress in her own right. Known as Madge she moved to Glasgow in 1901 after … Continue reading … and now, folks, it’s time to play … Who’s Grave Is It Anyway?
What’s A Sparling?
Dumfries & Galloway Day 3 - Easter Sunday Yes! So what is a sparling? Firstly, it's not a mis-spelt starling! Day 3 (our last full day) is a lazy day. Long(ish) lie in, full Scottish breakfast, followed by a riverside walk by The Cree. No sun today and the breeze is just a little bit … Continue reading What’s A Sparling?
Dumfries & Galloway Day 2 - Saturday 8 April It’s early. It’s still dark outside. Not just dark, it’s noisy. The birds have decided it’s time to get up. I roll over and manage to go back to sleep. 7.15am. One particular blackbird thinks he is in a competition for the loudest bird in Newton … Continue reading Crafty!
Dumfries & Galloway Day 1 We should have been heading to Kirkmaiden, close to Drummore and the Mull of Galloway, but our Airbnb hosts pulled the plug on us at the last minute. It’s Good Friday and instead we find ourselves on the way to some hurriedly arranged alternative in Newton Stewart. The journey from … Continue reading Ghost Dog
Largs in April – A Good Idea?
At 9 Celcius and windy, then most likely not. Monday had been such a fine day we ventured down the coast on Tuesday. We took the M8 'scenic' route by the River Clyde estuary, through Port Glasgow, Greenock and Gourock. We pass the Fiasco Ferries at Ferguson Marine en-route - and by the looks of … Continue reading Largs in April – A Good Idea?
Will our grandson ever see an Independent Scotland?
March has been a busy month and writing hasn't been a top priority. On Wednesday afternoon of 15th March our grandson entered the world and everything else took a back seat. Two days earlier the ballot for the SNP leadership opened and we were subject to two weeks of some pretty dire campaigning from the … Continue reading Will our grandson ever see an Independent Scotland?