Category Archives: Holidays

Great Train Journey

With Malcolm’s niece Jo-Anne visiting, we went over west to do the train journey from Garelochhead to Mallaig and back on the West Highland Line. It’s a wonderfully scenic journey. Unfortunately, we couldn’t do it in the steam train “the … Continue reading

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South to England

Mid-June 2013 and we headed to England for 2 weeks holiday. We started with a stop in Leeds to visits Alan and Elaine. We had a walk round the excellent Temple Newsam  gardens before dinner and a good natter. Next … Continue reading

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Ireland – North and South

We have some friends in Northern Ireland and some friends currently in Dublin, so decided to take the car over on the ferry and spend a couple of weeks in Ireland. We travelled on a Friday with P&O ferries from … Continue reading

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Jolly Jaunt in Jordan

Our journey started on Thursday 4th Oct with a typical pre-dawn flight to Heathrow. The flight on to Amman was fairly empty so we were able to stretch out across three seats each. On arrival our pals Peter and Dagmar, … Continue reading

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Italian Lakes

May is a good time of year for us to have a two week holiday – we can both be in an exotic location on our birthday, in this case, the Italian Lakes. Our first week was in Stresa on … Continue reading

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Balmacara (National Trust)

Morag went off to the wilderness to do a week of volunteering with the National Trust… at Balmacara (Highlands and Islands), up near Skye – repairing paths, cutting down gorse bushes, bit of rhody bashing – those pesky rhododendrons are … Continue reading

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Yorkshire – a week of sunshine

We went to Yorkshire for a week, just before school holidays so we had great weather. We stayed in this cottage in Richmond, a lovely old market town. Monday we drove out to Langthwaite and from there walked along the … Continue reading

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Moray Coast

We’ve resolved to have some more holidays in Scotland so decided to spend a week on the Moray (pron Murray) coast, we found a good holiday cottage  in the village of Findochty (pron Fin-echtay). There is a coastal cycle/walking trail … Continue reading

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Lake District

We had planned to be in Jordan for two weeks, but because of complications with Morag’s foot injury we sadly had to cancel that trip. So we managed to book a last minute deal on this cottage in the Lake District … Continue reading

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Czech walk

Thu 23 Sep – Edinburgh to Olomouc Olomouc is about 250km east of Prague. Our Jet2.com flight took off on time at 7:30 am and we landed in Prague at about 11am, the airport bus took us to the train … Continue reading

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