I’m Aware, are you?

Like most children I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up. Now while most of my friends answered ‘a farmer’ – we did live in the country after all – or the usual ‘fireman’, ‘police officer’, even the occasional ‘nurse’ or ‘doctor’, my answer was unusual. A marine biologist. Some of…

Under we go…

This post will change, it’s just the start…      

Tardiness and apologies​

It’s been a while… and by a while, I mean a couple of years. Okay, maybe 3 years almost. I apologise for the tardiness, life’s been a little… busy. Rest assured I am trying to catch up on my blogging, there’s certainly been more than enough travelling to fill the empty pages that have been…

A brief interlude…

So, in other news, I’m visiting my parents in Australia at the moment, working on getting the old farm up for sale. It’s a bit of graft that I’m enjoying for the moment, but it does mean that there’ll be less travel blogging for the moment. Hang tight, won’t be long and MRT will be…

The inside of my history book

When I was in Yr7, we had a history book called Life B.C., it was a fantastic book for 10-11 year olds, great mix of fact and a bit of hands-on historical recreation. One of the things I remember most though, was the pictures. Pictures of Grecian urns, Roman columns, the Rosetta Stone, and canopic…

Wimbledon

Now, for anyone who’s wondered whether or not you can actually afford to go to the tennis, yes, you can! Just don’t be suckered into buying food at the event, it’s a massive rip off. There are plenty of M&S or the like nearby, and believe me when I say, spending 10 mins browsing there,…

From North to South in 12hrs

Ahhh, intrepid readers, welcome back! When last we spoke it was from the sometimes-sunny and dizzyingly wet climes of Scotland, specifically, downtown Dumbarton. That’s a long way north of where this post comes from, as about 430 miles further north. Yes, folks, we’re in London! This morning we set off from our cozy and warm…

Southward bound

Up bright and early, the car mostly packed from the night before only needed the last few bits and pieces tossing in, and we were off! The Bothy has been wonderful, a comfy bed, a brilliant little kitchen with everything you could want or need, and a spacious living/dining area that easily accommodated every occasion….

Beaches

How many do you think there are within 10 minutes of Fionnphort? Answer: more than you’d imagine. We started the day with a quick drive to Kintra, just north of Fionnphort on the ‘finger’ of Mull. There’s a nice little cove there, not exactly ‘pretty’ or ‘beachy’, but certainly worth exploring if you get the…

Treshnish and Lunga

Many, many moons ago, back when my reading days revolved around the works of Enid Blyton and her Adventure series (probably a series that sparked the urge within me to see more of the world at large), one such story stuck in my mind; The Sea of Adventure. The tale goes on to tell the…

Duart Castle

Up bright and early today, onto the road and heading east along the A849, past Bunessan and Pennygael before bearing right roughly a mile and a half before reaching Craignure. Once we’d turned off, the pace felt a little less harried, and with considerably less traffic – fewer cars, tractors and buses that make the…

Iona

Sunday’s blog post didn’t happen due to the amazing amount of rain we experienced. Wow, well, must be summer, it’s raining and we’re in Scotland! So what you missed out on was; card games, board games, waffles – they were really good, you missed out on some seriously good breakfast – and a very brief…