Spring into summer via Edinburgh

Spring into summer? Well, it’s been more of a stumble. One of the aspects of life which surprises me about Orkney is the amount of nasty viruses going around the place. You might imagine that with all this fresh air we would be immune to them. Perhaps it is because this is a sociable, friendlyContinue reading “Spring into summer via Edinburgh”

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Auld Reekie

Mrs Brown, that is Kathie Touin, and I spent a weekend in Edinburgh – the excitement of the big city, in contrast to our quieter, slower life in Orkney. The noise – of traffic and people – is one of the most noticeable differences from our home life. But the journey from Edinburgh Airport toContinue reading “Auld Reekie”

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Reflections on Edinburgh – and back to a busy Orkney

If you are a regular reader of this blog you will know I am a big admirer of Gretchen Peters’ music. So much so, that my wife Kathie Touin and I travelled 200 miles to Edinburgh to see her in concert at Easter. Well, it was everything I hoped it would be, and much more.Continue reading “Reflections on Edinburgh – and back to a busy Orkney”

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