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Bait Worms And Jewellery

A little bit more shopping in Kirkwall was the order of the day today. I took the children and attempted, impeded by impatient diminutives, to shop for CDs, whilst Sarah browsed blissfully further down the street. One thing that strikes … Continue reading

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My Little Angels

We ate dinner at our hotel tonight. We were seated at one wall of the restaurant and the door was on the opposite wall. Outside the door was a small lounge area with a toy box full of ancient electronic … Continue reading

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My Brave Viking

We went on a walk out to the sea stacks at Yesnaby a few days ago. As we were walking back I pointed out one to Ian that he hadn’t noticed on the way there because it was pouring with … Continue reading

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Orcadian Charm

Well, what a surprise. We upped sticks and moved to Kirkwall today. The Lonely Planet says that Orkney’s capital is lovely, but the Rough Guide calls it a disappointment. The LP turns out to be the guidebook with which I … Continue reading

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Robbie Burns

Dinner this evening was Robbie Burns; not the poet, but the dish: fillet steak with a thick layer of haggis on top, smothered in a fine whisky sauce. Delicious!

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