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May 2009

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The Time Was When

13:40:55 is sitting, reading, with the glorious view in front of me… 🙂 17:15:08 and Emma are standing on top of 250 feet of private mountain… 😉

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The Time Was When

13:40:55 is sitting, reading, with the glorious view in front of me… 🙂 17:15:08 and Emma are standing on top of 250 feet of private mountain… 😉

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Settling Into Island Life

With a bed that looks straight out through a large front window at a view across the loch to the east, we slept with the curtains open. So we woke several times during the night as dawn came early. We…

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From Crowded City to Deserted Isle

Another scorching day in Scotland. We have a full breakfast before checking out of our hotel and making our way pack-horse-style to the car again. Escaping Glasgow proves to be not as hideous as I feared after the arrival. An…

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The Time Was When

17:01:14 have arrived on our private island with no roads or TV. Room with a view across the sea… 20:29:36 and Emma are watching pine martins outside their lounge windows. Simon King, eat your heart out… 🙂

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The Time Was When

17:01:14 have arrived on our private island with no roads or TV. Room with a view across the sea… 20:29:36 and Emma are watching pine martins outside their lounge windows. Simon King, eat your heart out… 🙂

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The Time Was When

13:33:59 have crossed the border into Scotland, and availing themselves of internet access in the hotel to check out wedding pics! 🙂 15:20:47 has just been to Peter Rabbit’s Hill Top and then had lunch in Hawkshead’s Hawkshead. Wordsworth this…

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The Time Was When

13:33:59 have crossed the border into Scotland, and availing themselves of internet access in the hotel to check out wedding pics! 🙂 15:20:47 has just been to Peter Rabbit’s Hill Top and then had lunch in Hawkshead’s Hawkshead. Wordsworth this…

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From Lakes To Lighthouse

Leaving Ambleside early-ish, we take a scenic route north-east and, pretty-much straight up, the side of a mountain. It’s fairly busy and we decide that the 1:4 road has suffered at the hands of sat-nav. At the top of the…

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The Cultural Tour

It was a dry but slightly grey morning, but over a full English breakfast the cloud burnt off and we had a nice drive south through the hills to Near Sawrey to visit Hill Top. Warned to go early we…

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From Roots To Lakes

We set off a bit later than originally planned, starting off in grey skies and drizzle. By the time we reach Birmingham, the roads and the weather were clearing – we took the new M6 toll for the first time…

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The Interlude (laundry and dead cats)

Today has been a busy one, of turning around the washing and packing from wedding mode to honeymoon mode (of which we leave tomorrow…). Because we really don’t have enough to do anyway, Bella decided that it was best to…

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The Day After

The weather today has been glorious, sunny and hot. Em and I went for a ride on the narrow guage railway with a collection of littl’uns and their families. We saw the summit of Snowdon and had a fantastic time,…

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The Best Day of My Life

Yesterday was the best day of my life, by far. This weekend has been the best weekend. At about quarter past two Phil The Photographer called upon me for pre-wedding photos. After the lowering cloud and horzontal rain of yesterday,…

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The calm…

The ghost of room five didn’t, as it happened, make a return visit to me in my wedding-eve night at the back of the house. I slept wll last night – that is until about 6 o’clock when I was…

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Anxiety Dreaming (reprise)

Sleep no more. I’ve been awake now for the last hour; the last half of which I’ve been writing up my journal. I can’t sleep anymore. The bed is quite hard with only one pillow; it seems to work okay…

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Birthday’s In May

It’s been very nice having all my friends and family, and ‘new’ family, around to share my birthday with. I have got a huge amount of cards and presents, and the largest birthday meal out I’ve ever been part of….

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Anxiety Dreaming

Weirdly, both Emma and my mum had very similar dreams last night. Em’s was that she woke up to find that there were lots of people she didn’t know staying in the house who had eaten all the breakfast and…

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The Time Was When

08:22:33 is packed and ready for the off. Possibly my last post here as a singleton! 🙂 09:23:37 @janerawson We certainly shall! 🙂 Don’t forget to come up past Shrewsbury and then the A5 – much quicker! 10:01:22 is all…

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The Time Was When

08:22:33 is packed and ready for the off. Possibly my last post here as a singleton! 🙂 09:23:37 @janerawson We certainly shall! 🙂 Don’t forget to come up past Shrewsbury and then the A5 – much quicker! 10:01:22 is all…

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