Happy Monday – Greyfriars Bobby

I’ve been a bit of a misery around the house being between jobs… hence my Moanday Mornings. Let’s flip it then and start the week with a Happy Monday. I spent a morning last week pulling nails out of wooden boards… well, if it was good enough for Jesus. I was down at the Mens […]

Flyday Friday – Flying the flag

When an airline pulls out of a route it merely opens up the market for another, and who can blame Aer Lingus for putting their hands up? While recognising the challenges for everyone in the aviation industry, our national airline carrier was quick to flag up its product in the wake of the Norwegian news. […]

The Hebridean

Finlay, my Hebridean pal smiled as we recalled how the religious girls in the flat upstairs would stamp on the floor when we’d hold one of our late-night parties. ‘Ah, Jim, they never stood a chance.’ His giant frame was more stooped, his melodic voice more of a whisper now, but it was the same […]

King of the castle: Edinburgh

They’re on many a holiday itinerary and group activity and I’ve probably racked up more castles in my 53 years than Richard the Lionheart, and a fair few racks too! I’ll kick of this series where Robert the Bruce’s nephew Thomas Randolph kicked out the English. Edinburgh Castle It’s the castle I know best… we’d […]