Lighthouses – the ideal getaway

Lighthouses have always been a rich mine for storytellers. I remember being captivated by the poem Flannan Isle by WW Gibson. About three lighthouse keepers in the Outer Hebrides who disappeared without trace. It was probably because I had to learn it by rote. Rather than put me off though it merely infused my enthusiasm […]

Holiday Snaps

I love an oul’ festival…. they’re almost always not what you expect, and even better too. Take for example the Festival of the Trays which too me conjures up an image of people banging beer trays over their heads. It used to be popular in the Seventies and was featured in one of Esther Rantzen’s […]