If you enjoy spoiling a good walk – as Mark Twain may or may not have described the game – then you are spoiled for choice around here. We have an abundance of golf courses, from the former host of the Scottish Open to small, friendly municipal courses. I don’t play the game myself, but … More Gowf…. or, if you don’t speak Scots, golf!
If you are a fan of eighteenth century novels, you may have heard of Tobias Smollett. If you haven’t heard of him, or think you don’t like eighteenth century literature – why not live dangerously, take a risk, and give him a read? I have to confess that, so far, I’ve only read one of … More Renton’s Writer
Tomorrow, Saturday 27th May, is the 201st annual Drymen Show. What’s that, then? It’s a sign that summer is almost here, that’s what it is – and if the weather tomorrow is anything like it is today – wall to wall sunshine and absolutely scorching – it should be a grand day out. But, what … More It’s (agricultural) showtime!
The flowers are blooming, nesting season is in full swing – I watched a fledgling robin being fed outside my bedroom window this morning – and the garden is so dry I’m scared I’m going to have to water it. In Scotland. This is almost unheard of! It really does feel as if I’m moving … More Here comes the summer!
Everything’s almost done! I’m expecting notification that the flat has been removed from the Council Tax Register and moved over to Rates. As a small business, my rates bill is likely to be either very small or nothing at all – I’m hoping, obviously, for the latter! There are a few things still to do … More Loose Ends
Wow, what a hectic few days it’s been….. I advertised the flat on Airbnb, and within two hours I had my first booking….. and the place wasn’t even totally ready! Our guests arrived on Friday afternoon. I’d been running around like a runny-around thing all morning, and was literally doing last-minute dusting as they rang the doorbell. … More It’s happening!