Category Scotland

#Holiday #Edinburgh #Scotland – the Royal Yacht Britannia

If you do ever stay in Edinburgh I highly recommend a visit to the docks to take a tour of the Royal Yacht Britannia – a fascinating insight into the queen’s beloved floating holiday home, decommissioned by the Labour government in 1997 with the refusal to replace her. She was in service from 1954 until […]

#Holiday #Scotland – Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle – imposing, isn’t it? And once inside, you really get a sense of the large complex within the walls, not just the castle itself. And the impressive way it was built into and onto the very rock of the extinct volcano upon which it sits Once inside you really start to get a […]

Edinburgh should be on everybody’s bucket list #holiday

I’ve been hanging onto this one for a while – since May, in fact, as there has been so much else going on, but I felt it was about time to start sharing my visit to this amazing city. I’m not, by nature, a city lover. Holidays, for me, are usually about getting out into […]

Touring the #OuterHebrides – day 9 – Lewis #Holiday #Scotland

I am so far behind with this series of posts, it’s now more than 6 months since we took this trip! This one does, however, cover the final day – phew! Lewis, like the other islands in the Outer Hebrides, still observes the religious habit of shutting all shops, outlets, cafes etc. on a Sunday. […]

Edinburgh Author Signing #EASE2018

I did it! I actually remembered to sign my author name, not my real name!!! You might think that should be easy, but the night before I’d given a lecture to the Fife Riding Club, and sold and signed copies of my equestrian books – naturally, using my real name. So when EASE began, I […]

Touring the #OuterHebrides – day 8 – Lewis #holiday #Scotland

I’m back in the Highlands this week, so it seemed an appropriate time to put together the last couple of posts from our epic tour of the Outer Hebrides. I’ve been a bit slow doing these two as there were just SO many photos and videos to sort through it was a bit daunting. What […]

Quotations by J.R.R. Tolkien

Originally posted on charles french words reading and writing:
(https://en.wikipedia.org) All of the following quotations are by J.R.R. Tolkien “I have claimed that Escape is one of the main functions of fairy-stories, and since I do not disapprove of them, it is plain that I do not accept the tone of scorn or pity with…

Touring the Isle of Harris, #OuterHebrides day 7 #Scotland

Our second day on Harris was planned well in advance around a visit to the North Harris Eagle Observatory. I have seen a golden eagle once before, up on the north coast of Scotland, but this particular site has a resident pair and sightings are frequent, so with fingers firmly crossed, off we set. On […]

Touring the #OuterHebrides day 6 – Harris #holiday

Harris is a beautiful island, with two extraordinarily different coastlines. The home of the world famous HARRIS TWEED, you can’t help but notice that everywhere you go, you can’t avoid sheep! Naturally, they are pretty human-proof, and car-proof, so you need to remember to give way to them – don’t expect them to get out […]

#Holiday time – Touring the #OuterHebrides day 5 – North Uist

There have been so many other things to write about in the past few months, I failed to get through all my intended posts about my October tour of the Outer Hebrides, so I’m picking that up again now. Here we are, moving on from South Uist to North Uist. North Uist covers 117 square […]