Part 9 Edinburgh – Scotland

Finally, I’m in Edinburgh. A lovely city spread with an array of smart shop fronts and Georgian street frontages. Elegant clothes stores abound, where cutting up your credit card is a consideration before walking into any of these places.  (This may-be a little drastic.) Better to freeze the card instead and then pollute the environment…

Part 8: An, Interval!

The author is currently experiencing the following: A blocked nose A sore throat Swollen Glands My nose is so sore that I physically can no longer touch it.  According to an online search I have the possibility of a number of ailments:-  an addiction to cocaine and I require a nose reconstruction. (Have ignored this…

Part 7: Inveraray – Scotland

Well, we are still in West Scotland and 15 minutes in to the bus journey for Inveraray and it really starts howling with wind and more rain! By now I’m getting excited because, IT’S STARTED SNOWING!!!!!! Yipppeeee, and doesn’t the landscape just look a picture.  Although I am concerned about ending up on the side…

Part 6: Glasgow, Scotland!

This is Glasgow.  Dark, cold and wind swept.    If anyone out there reading this wants to provide me with a personal tour of this city, to make me fall in love with it, sign up to this blog and I promise you an extremely swift reply, because I still cannot decide if this is a…

Part 5: London, Continued.

Well, those Martinis were a prelude to an excellent sleep. As I enter the dining room at The Hyatt for Breakfast, I remember my mother’s words before I left Australia, muttering constant reminders, “Be on your best behavior, sit up straight, make sure your socks don’t have holes in them, and, whatever you do, polish…

Part 4: 30 November – London The Big Arrival

Well, we’re all checked into the Hyatt I’m still feeling that first large star burst of energy that only the thought of discovering new and exciting places can do – despite being terribly jet lagged, I hoof it down onto Oxford Street.  I’m in need or a jumper or two, both of which I neglected…

Part 3: 30 November – London The Big Arrival

Well, my flight on the Upper Deck of the A380 with Singapore Airlines was uneventful & all those years of watching Airport Plane disaster world (or whatever it is they call it) finally paid off.  I know all about metal fatigue, which part of the plane has the most strength in it and that my…