We’re all Winners

Timing is both the gift of the lucky and the demise of those less fortunate. Time injects meaning into geo-spatial location. An infinitude of moments. Scoop and carry them as memory pearled, or crush them ‘neath careless meandering heels depositing the shifting sands of our past. Perhaps the secret to happiness lies in knowing which…

Balloch and Loch Lomond

Valhalla, our B&B in Balloch is immediately across the road from the Balloch train station.┬áThor, Odin and Loki are interesting fellows. Graham, our new landlord greets us at the door and welcomes us inside. I see a couple of acoustic guitars on the lounge as we enter. Our room is simple and very clean with…

Glasgow – City of Art

Another morning, another superb breakfast feast. I could get very used to this luxury. We wish Nick all the best as he is leaving for home later in the day and set off into the city center once more. George Square is the site of an armed forces recruitment drive this morning. Bagpipes and snipers…

A Play, a Pie and a Pint

Two for the price of one. Determined to make the best use of the second day remaining on the City Sight Seeing Glasgow bus tour we have planned an itinerary for the coming day. Weather permitting of course. Our landlord Tom has prepared us another veritable feast to begin our day. Pam of course is…

Glasgow, Scotland

Making an early start after Paul and Mavis wish us well and Pam gives Martin one last cuddle we leave the rural comfort of Deri Fawr for the final time. Two and a half hours driving, an hour or so sitting around in Manchester station waiting for a train then three and a half hours…

Newborough Forest and Ynys Llanddwyn

Sunday of the last weekend before Paul and Mavis return from Australia begins with the sun climbing into a bright blue sky. Our drive between Byrn Celli Ddu and Aberffraw had taken us past Newborough Forest. In fact we mistakenly pulled up in one of the car parks that is used by horse riders to…

Red Wharf

The first of the guests to stay here at Deri Fawr, in the self catering accommodation units arrives. During their first full night the gas supplying the stove in the unit runs out and I spend a frantic half hour stumbling around in the mud, dark and freezing rain finding and reconnecting a full gas…