Capitalisation

Tomorrow we leave for London*, where we will house-sit for three and a half weeks. Which feels like a gift from the gods, and I hope to use it wisely, thus, as well as the usual clothes, camera, and bathroom paraphernalia, I’ve packed these: and hope I haven’t missed anything crucial. My plan being to […]

The Butt & Beyond

Two months have gone by since the wedding, and I’m still not done with the name change thing, there are so many entities to notify: the driving license people; the passport people; the doctor’s surgery; the dentist; who else? all the various online sites (do I want a new URL for this one?); the tax […]

Honeymoon Travels: Communing with the Ancients

The next day (which was Thursday June 7) D. asked me what I’d like to do. I never know what I want to do, I’m generally content to carry on doing whatever I currently am, but I managed to remember I had thought I’d like to see the standing stones at Callanish when we booked […]

Honeymoon Travels: Lewisian Nice*

We were booked on the 10:30am sailing, which meant we had to be in the queue by 9:45, so we didn’t have time for breakfast (we keep musicians’ hours!). However, once our car was in line, boarding pass in the window, we had time to walk up to the West Coast deli on Argyll Street […]

Honeymoon Travels: first two days

To Eyemouth We had decided, when planning the wedding, to give ourselves a day off before venturing north, rather than rushing. I wanted to spend a little longer with Bob for a start (I hadn’t seen him for four years) and, anyway, we had to register our union by taking the marriage schedule to the […]

Bad as Me

We got home from our honeymoon late Thursday evening, and if I leave it any longer to write this post I’ll have forgotten everything! But where to begin? Our wedding was a very small, casual affair, we only told the people we invited – my son, Bob, and his wife Regina; Dave’s daughter, Jo, and […]

Non Titolo

It’s as hot as a Gaucho’s armpit at the moment. Which is rare in Scotland, so when it happens I want to immerse myself in it. Hence my silence. I’ve been out playing in the elements with the old camera my brother gave me at the start of April. A Nikon D70s, it’s not the […]

Literature Ambassador #5: Bookish in Spring

Organised by The Association of  Wigtown Booksellers  Wigtown Spring Book Weekend is now a well established annual festival. You’ll find four days of events in bookshops and cafes around town, as well as in the new WFC venue space at Number 11 North Main Street. The whole programme can be found here and you can book […]