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  • Visiting with my familyThis morning I woke up late and we sat around and talked until 11:00am. I then walked up to a store called Cumnock Factory Outlet, not because I was going to buy anything, but because I wanted to use their Posted by Daniellecand in Danielle's Sabbatical | May 22, 2017
  • Returning to ScotlandThis morning or let me rephrase that since 12:30am last night, I have been at Edinburgh Airport. The first hour I worked on my blog, then I slept for an hour, then for the next three hours I just Posted by Daniellecand in Danielle's Sabbatical | May 22, 2017
  • Šljivovica, Anyone?I’ve written about getting to Islay (and I may also write about getting back) but what’s on offer on the island? I had 48 hours there, so it was enough time to get a flavour without being long enough for a Posted by IainT in Here, and Sometimes There | May 21, 2017
  • Kennacraig - Port Askaig - LagavulinA long trip. It’s a 160 mile (258 km) drive from my house to the Calmac ferry terminal at Kennacraig and it took almost 3.5 hours - even leaving at 8am on a Sunday, when the roads are quiet. The Posted by IainT in Here, and Sometimes There | May 15, 2017
  • quiet dayYesterday (Wednesday) we decided on a quiet day, sleep in, read, etc. In the afternoon we drove to Aboyne, about 20 minutes away. What a treasure - Edwardian/Georgian/Victorian architecture, and trees everywhere; just beautiful. We went for a long stroll Posted by Fleetconcepts in Europe 2017 | May 11, 2017
  • Carstramon WoodFirst, I have to admit a mental lapse, in that several times in yesterday's blog I called the loch Troon, when it should have been TROOL. Back to today. Weather, perfect. Carstramon Wood, near perfect! We set off, first to Gatehouse Posted by Fleetconcepts in Europe 2017 | May 5, 2017
  • Loch TroolAnother perfect day in Paradise!! 15 degrees, little cloud, some wind chill factor this afternoon. Off we set for Loch Trool, which is reputed to have the darkest night skies in the United Kingdom. Broad daylight when we were there. For Posted by Fleetconcepts in Europe 2017 | May 4, 2017
  • Mull of GallowayWhat absolutely fabulous weather in Scotland! A beautiful sunny day, not a cloud in sight. We set off for the Mull of Galloway, the most southern point in Scotland. The road skirts around Luce Bay with great scenery, and (rare in Posted by Fleetconcepts in Europe 2017 | May 3, 2017
  • Newton StewartA beautiful sunny day, almost hot. We didn't go far today, just wandering around Newton Stewart, a pleasant working village. We headed off on a walk along the river Cree through cattle and sheep pastures, until the path started to look Posted by Fleetconcepts in Europe 2017 | May 2, 2017
  • Wandering in DumfrieshireAldis sell a very good Scottish oat porridge, just the way to start the day! First stop today was Gatehouse of Fleet, very old town with, I would think, limited employment opportunities. After a wander around we set off for Posted by Fleetconcepts in Europe 2017 | May 1, 2017
  • We are here!It's a long way from home! We arrived in Manchester about midday on Friday, and the nice lady at the airport info counter phoned the hotel to send the courtesy car for us - a trip of at least 400 metres! Posted by Fleetconcepts in Europe 2017 | Apr 30, 2017
  • Eigg - Mallaig - Fort William - homeDay 4 Up at dawn again - too good to miss on my last morning. On Calmac’s winter timetable the ferry sails on to nearby Muck (population 27) after calling at Eigg, and then at Eigg again on the way back Posted by IainT in Here, and Sometimes There | Apr 2, 2017
  • Sandamhòr - Traigh LathaigDay 3 A beautiful dawn just before 7am. The owner’s daughter (she does have name, but... ) told me yesterday that a walk over to the beaches on the west of the islan Posted by IainT in Here, and Sometimes There | Mar 31, 2017
  • Roy Bridge - Fort William - Mallaig - EiggDay 2. An early start and I was away from the B&B at 7:30 to get the 8:30 train from Fort William. My ticket - booked in advance and using my senior railcard - cost £9.20 return. [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/871145/large_IMG_5143.jpg capti Posted by IainT in Here, and Sometimes There | Mar 30, 2017
  • Coire ArdairDay 1 Out the door about 10:30 this morning after 3 hours of running around the house (plus a trip to the supermarket to buy something for lunch). Why? Where? I’m on my way to Eigg. It’s one of the Small Isles, Posted by IainT in Here, and Sometimes There | Mar 26, 2017
  • Lunch at Boswell House/Family DinnerThis morning I drove down to Ayr to Gordon and Maureen's. I had to return the car today and they followed me to Enterprise in Ayr. We then drove to Boswell House and had a wonderful lunch. I had been Posted by Daniellecand in Danielle's Sabbatical | Mar 11, 2017
  • Silverburn with MaureenToday I drove down to Ayr to meet Maureen. Got to visit for a few minutes with her daughter Lauren. She is teaching dance now all over Ayrshire and she is darling. It was fun seeing you Lauren and when Posted by Daniellecand in Danielle's Sabbatical | Mar 7, 2017
  • Dunure Castle and Dinner at the BorthwicksThis morning Audrey and her twin sister came over to John and Betty's. I had never met Audrey's sister yet. She had her new grandson with her and he was darling. I gave Audrey her birthday present and we all Posted by Daniellecand in Danielle's Sabbatical | Mar 7, 2017
  • Dumfries and a Fish Supper to RememberThis morning Gordon and Margaret picked me up and we went to Dumfries. Margaret and I walked around all day and had a great time. Margaret treated me to lunch and it was wonderful. We talked for hours and it Posted by Daniellecand in Danielle's Sabbatical | Mar 7, 2017
  • Dinner at Failford InnThis morning, I drove up to the Factory Store near John and Betty's house. The wi fi I had purchased was no longer working. I went to the Cafe and wrote the rest of my blog. Then Bettty and I Posted by Daniellecand in Danielle's Sabbatical | Mar 5, 2017
  • Dumfries House and SilverburnJohn, Betty and I left this morning for Dumfries House in Cumnock, Ayrshire. Before we left the house John told Betty and I to make sure we had not left any underwear hanging around. They are getting some windows redone Posted by Daniellecand in Danielle's Sabbatical | Mar 4, 2017
  • Visiting Donald (this is always an adventure)This morning when I got up I informed Betty that I would not be home for dinner. I was going to have dinner at Gordon and Margarets. She went into the kitchen and I could hear her telling John that Posted by Daniellecand in Danielle's Sabbatical | Mar 3, 2017
  • Burns Monument in Alloway, ScotlandThis morning Gordon picked up John, Betty and myself and we set off to experience a little bit of Scottish History. We drove to Alloway to visit the birthplace of Robert Burns. For those of you who need a refresher Posted by Daniellecand in Danielle's Sabbatical | Mar 2, 2017
  • VerdantA wee trip close to home last week - north to Dundee. The country (UK, not just Scotland) was in the grip of Storm Doris, but all it did around here was dump a bit of wet snow on higher Posted by IainT in Here, and Sometimes There | Mar 2, 2017
  • CumnockThis morning I left the house and walked down the street to Gary and Audrey's house. I need to work on my blog and Iain's parents do not have internet at their house. Audrey had her grandkids with her and Posted by Daniellecand in Danielle's Sabbatical | Mar 1, 2017
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