Edinburgh – Final Days

A floating purple barge was the last thing I would ever have thought to see in Edinburgh suburbia yet from our little upstairs window there it is, in all it’s pale violet glory. Our planned route to Edinburgh’s two modern art galleries takes us alongside the Union Canal which was initially opened in 1822 and…

Arthur’s Seat

Frost lain crystalline in star bladed brittle embrace coats Edinburgh’s dawn face. Clouds blanketing the falling skies of yesterdays eve have dissolved as we slept. Heat has flown from the land by dark of night. A morning of gold and azure greets my upturned face peering from our little window. We have beaten the rising…

Edinburgh – Buses and Tears

Breakfast in our new B&B is hot and delicious, blue skies beckon beyond the dining room window. Having found our bearings in Edinburgh with the afternoon walk of yesterday our intention is tour the city in search of points of special interest. Bus tours in Glasgow had proved to be an ideal and quite humorous…

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…