Category Archives: Holidays

Graceful, but bent and toothless . . .

Back in 2005 we were making our annual pilgrimage to the Lake Artists’ exhibition at Grasmere Village Hall. A short distance past the King’s Head Inn at Thirlspot the car quietly died and by great good luck it had a … Continue reading

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Montrose . . .

  A sea mist hung about over the fields this morning until gone 11.00 am, and it never really cleared all day. We had an odd sort of day really. We set off in the mist (sea fret off the North … Continue reading

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Glamis . . .

Off to Glamis today, but scarcely had we got going when the sat nav (Tom Tom Start 60) began to play up. I have no idea what was wrong with it, but I suspect that for some reason it was … Continue reading

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Exploring Arbroath . . .

Today we both seem to be sitting about not doing very much. Tired after yesterday I expect. In the late afternoon we went down into Arbroath to look for “The Old Brewery” which we had read about and which seemed … Continue reading

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Catterline and Stonehaven . . .

Monday, 12th September 2016 Arbroath Target for today is Stonehaven, and Catterline. The weather appears to be more overcast than yesterday, but not too dull. Montrose, unlike some towns, gives a good impression as the visitor arrives. Industry is visible … Continue reading

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A Scottish High Tea . . .

Sunday, 11th September 2016 Arbroath Good sleep. Sunny morning. Central heating “on” and an autumnal, Septemberish feel about things. It clouded over a bit later on but the sun broke through quite often. After a quiet day recuperating from driving, … Continue reading

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The Steading . . .

We had a pleasant drive to South Queensferry where we made use of the loos in the Forth Bridge Bistro and bought some post cards. We then made our way through the road works and construction of the new Forth … Continue reading

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To Peebles . . .

Home to Craiguart House, Peebles We set off soon after 10.00 am and stopped at the Garage for petrol and to check the tyres. The fitter, came up to us and said, “Do you know that your exhaust is blowing … Continue reading

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Motorway Madness, or Coffee Calamity . . .

I am fed up to the back teeth with coffee in cafes ! You are ? Yes I am. Totally fed up. What’s brought this on all of a sudden ? The Lunchbox. That nice little place ? Usually very … Continue reading

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Homeward bound . . .

We returned as we went.  Shopped at Kilnford Barns for present s for the neighbours, and had a bit of lunch there.  Not nearly so crowded as two weeks ago and so pleasanter.  We went down the A75 to Gretna … Continue reading

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