Monthly Archives: June 2015

Last drinks in Scotland

A very nice Bloody Mary – my drink of choice at airports – has gone down a treat and I’m whiling away the final hour until Andi, Ruth and I board the flight from home. Having covered the entire series … Continue reading

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Let’s not have a short-fall

Well, we only made two thirds of the Southern Upland Way, but please don’t let this hold you back in donating to the kids’ literacy charities we are supporting through our hike – Room to Read and the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. … Continue reading

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The fallout

Midsummer night’s eve and I’m in a cosy seaside flat in the town of North Berwick, about an hour of Edinburgh, watching the clouds scudding against the sky and the seagulls wheeling around outside the window. There’s some late afternoon … Continue reading

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Palace bulletin – Andi

Quick update for friends not on Facebook. All is good. Andi is out of surgery and it went well. She has one pin on loan from the NHS and one metal plate plus screws that will live in her wrist … Continue reading

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The plans go out the window

Ah well, so much for plans. Today has turned everything on its head. We set off in high spirits from our hotel in Melrose and 100m down the road Andi tripped on the gutter, fell over and broke her wrist. … Continue reading

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Catching my breath in Melrose

A grey, chilly day in beautiful Melrose, perfect for a rest afternoon tucked up in bed with a cuppa prior to an evening at the Borders Book Festival, which happens to have coincided with our rest day stop in this stunning … Continue reading

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Putting the UP into Southern Upland Way

Once again I’m kicking back in a superb b&b, feet up, sunshine streaming in the window, cup of tea on the go. Across the road a gentle game of lawn bowls is underway and behind that the hills are so … Continue reading

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