Category Archives: Travel

Road trip

Okay so Montreal was cool. Thanks to my very good, very kind, especially terrific friend C, I was able to go to Montreal with her.  We took the bus and we ran into traffic as you may recall. The flat … Continue reading

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Road to nowhere….

The wheels on the bus go ’round and ’round.  And the wi-fi on the bus  makes the wheel on my iPad go ’round and ’round. Happy to be going out of town for a couple of days. but… Photos below … Continue reading

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Castle Continued

The castle is set on the outskirts of a small town.  There is a road that runs up to the castle with houses on the opposite side.  The road ends at a small carpark and there is a small river … Continue reading

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Holy shit. It’s a castle!

There was a bit of hullaballoo when my mother headed back home and I continued my journey alone.   We’d been to Temple Meads Station the day before to arrange for her transport to Heathrow. The folk at the ticket office … Continue reading

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Our Happy Western Highland Hideaway

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Ugh … Ahh…

Despite my grumbling about our stay in Inverness, I actually liked the town.  Bustling and growing, it had a weird vibe that I don’t know how to describe without sounding insane.  It seemed a bit like a rough and tumble … Continue reading

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Stirling Silver

So all that ramble about Stirling Castle and I didn’t even put up the photos.  Not that they are particularly interesting unless you are me which you aren’t.  But they’re pretty enough to post.  You might like them.   We’ll … Continue reading

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Wish I’d kipped on the banquette at Nellie Dean’s

Our next port of call was Inverness and then on to our Airbnb stay in the Western Highlands.  This was the view from the train en route to Inverness. And this was the pretty view from my room in Inverness:  … Continue reading

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Smoking ruins

When I first arrived at Heathrow as an eager 18 year old ripe for adventure, I was part of a group bound for Enrichment at Oxford.  To help us overcome our jet-lag, they herded us from plane to coach and … Continue reading

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Legal Castles

One aspect of my mother’s resistance to cancelling our trip was her interest in being in Edinburgh for the referendum.  Another aspect was “showing [me] Scotland” as it is her birthplace and I had never been.  In the event, she … Continue reading

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