Tuesday, 18 December, 2001
From the moment that I left the terminal building at Edinburgh I was aware that I had probably not packed enough warm clothing. It was rather cold. The sky was so clear and so blue that the only two things it could be were a baking day in the Mediterranea
Wednesday, 19 December, 2001
First on the list of things to do in Edinburgh must really be the castle. So at 10 o'clock sharp I was almost at the head of the queue for tickets (just behind an American couple and ahead of a small Japanese tour party).
Thursday, 20 December, 2001
Final half day in Edinburgh and I couldn't leave without seeing one of the most spectacular pieces of engineering in the UK the Forth rail bridge.
Friday, 01 November, 2002
Less than 11 months later and possibly 10 degrees warmer the flight from Gatwick landed early to empty us onto the wet (correction very wet) tarmac of Edinburgh airport at 9pm on a Friday evening at the end of the wettest and windiest week for several yea
Saturday, 02 November, 2002
Depending on which forecast on which day you had listened to the weekend was either going to be cold and wet, warm and wet, sunny with showers or heavy rain. In the end it turned out to be gray and overcast (not predicted) until the early evening when the
Sunday, 03 November, 2002
When it was finally decommissioned in 1997 the former Royal Yacht Britannia had many suggestions made as to its future. One was to scuttle it (this came from the royal family - probably to stop the peasant's from seeing it!)
Tuesday, 27 January, 2009
My train left Carlisle on time and speeded its way north...
Wednesday, 28 January, 2009
My previous evening wanderings had taken me past the new bus station...
Friday, 25 November, 2011
Given that British Airways gives you a free baggage allowance, it’s always a mystery why people still insist on taking massive bags onto the flight…
Saturday, 26 November, 2011
The hotel bed turned out to be particularly comfortable, and it was only the sound of the wind howling that finally woke me up around 10…
Sunday, 27 November, 2011
I checked out of the hotel and walked the short distance to the train station to get the train into town, only to discover that ScotRail had decided to cancel both of the next two trains…
Friday, 28 February, 2020
After finishing work I headed down to Gatwick. It was a quick and smooth journey through the airport and onto the plane…
Saturday, 29 February 2020
I had a decent nights sleep, but was still awake before 8am, so, after a leisurely shower, I headed down for breakfast…
Sunday, 01 March, 2020
Overnight the weather had continued to be vile…