Thursday, November 27, 2008

wee weekend in scotland

We stayed at a fantastic place called Windy Yet in a town called Avonbridge half way between Edinburg and Glasgow.  The weekend was great looking out onto Scottish farmlands and sampling the local fare.  

Whilst looking for the Bathgate farmers market we found  a bird display, with local hunting birds on show, probably not the most animal friendly activity but the birds looked like they were well looked after. We took a couple of photos.

Asking a stall holder (turned out to be the Mayor) where we could find some local produce we were directed to a local butcher and bought the best leg of lamb roast which was slow roasted (thanks Amelia) for dinner on Saturday night and lasted to a Sunday gourmet bubble and squeak breakfast.

Claire and Amelia


Andrew and Claire

End of a great weekend.  Will definatly head back to Scotland.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Somewhere in the Middle of England

With the aim of getting out of the city into the English country we went to visit Ben, who happily agreed to go for a drive to Henley-on-Thames and to stop at some places in between.

which road ?

lock keepers house

Moss roof

parking on the Thames


look who found a record store - well it was raining

ben browsing

We had a fun weekend.

Chalk Farm

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We have been a bit slack on the blog front and there are no really good excuses, except that we weren't online for some time.   It made me realise how much I rely on information from online sources and using it to stay in touch.   Well all is good now and each of us can happily be online at the same time and email each other -  don't laugh it did happen!

But we have been getting outdoors as well with a quick trip to Reading and the surrounding areas with Noran's mate Ben (see blog above)  also the backyard provided some fun in the snow last week.

Also we seem to have adopted a new flat mate, who goes by the name of Mr (Roger) Biggles. Who may not spend so much time here if we didn't feed him, but then he looks pretty comfy.

Yes, I do have a new camera and am still learning !