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
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!
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?
Troon (or Tron if you use the Google keyboard), Royal Troon, golf, The Open, the beach and the South Beach sand dunes is an altogether different experience as you approach the depths of winter. The rain continues to pour down in Glasgow and we decided on a quick drive to Troon on the west coast, … Continue reading troon
a visit to the palace
buckingham or kensington? no! kibble 1 November 2022. It's two weeks since we returned from the Canaries sunshine. I think it has rained every day. It's Tuesday and it's dry outside (at the moment). We've decided on a trip to Glasgow's West End. The number 6 bus will take us to Great Western Road. Two … Continue reading a visit to the palace
tenerife – the verdict and the cost
I'll admit I wasn't sure about two and a half weeks in Tenerife. But there's something extremely appealing about 28 degrees all day every day. You really can't argue with that. We stayed in Los Cristianos in an apartment on the Avenida de Londres. Close to the beach, but far enough away from the biz. … Continue reading tenerife – the verdict and the cost
leaving on a jet plane
(beyond 4) If I leave here tomorrowWould you still remember me?For I must be traveling on now‘Cause there’s too many places I’ve got to see Lynyrd Skynyrd, Free Bird tenerife - day 16 The alarm goes off but I lie till after seven. It's the airport run today - our airport run. Oh, I could … Continue reading leaving on a jet plane