Category Archives: Travel
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
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
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
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
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!