Category Archives: Uncategorized

Malaig, The Isle of Skye and Gairloch

We had no real plans on this trip except, relax and enjoy! Van working perfectly, suitable supermarkets generally available, so deciding where to go is the hardest decision of the day. North was the obvious choice from the beginning but … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Lady Jacqueline of Glencoe!

Took the road out of Appin and continued North towards the highlands. We had always planned a visit to Jackie’s title heritage in this part of the world. Spent an our or so enjoying Jackie’s sprawling estate. Awesome conservation effort

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Lady Jacqueline of Glencoe!

Edinburgh and beyond…..

Hotel bang in the middle of the city. Bags dropped off, bearings found, so off for a wander and a sing song in one of the local pubs! Too late for dinner so crisps and beer had to suffice! Woke … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

1st Class train Kings Cross to Edinburgh – Shittish Rail style

We had been looking forward our trip to Scotland for months. 1st class Train booked well in advance, heaps cheaper than flights, plus no farting around with check in queues, baggage or getting to and from airports.  Waved cheerio to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Charing

Last time we were here, it was for Mum and Roy’s wedding 3 years ago! Now that the worst fears of Chinese Lung Disease have subsided, visitors are welcome again and neighbours invited. J4x & Bear coming was the perfect … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Croydon and Bromley

1000km cross country treks in Oz are perfectly normal. A gentle hike from one side of this island to the other has sightseeing opportunities, that only the POMs could create. Navigating access routes unchanged from the dark ages whilst avoiding … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

A Friendship 45 years young

I met this bloke at prep school 45 years ago. Whilst the rest of us gradually got grey or lost our locks, piled on a few pounds and showed our age. One bloke still stands proud. Such a pleasure spending … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Back to School

No noticeable work done on this old girl since we left. Still looking moody and grumpy but she is certainly ageing gracefully. Unlike a couple of her former students who continue to behave badly. We decided to pop in and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Bath

So, here we are in the land of soap dodgers! The Romans worked this out when they ran the place a couple of thousand years ago. Setting up a permanent washing facility on the source of some hot water. Ceasar … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Morris dancing

After a few awesome 35 degree days in Essex and London, we collected our steed for the next couple of weeks. Spatial reasoning takes on new levels of challenge when Jackie’s luggage collection meets Toyota Yaris! Mission accomplished and 4 … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment