Category Archives: Opinion

It Could Happen Saturday Night

If you’re thinking ‘Date Night,’ you’re going to be disappointed. It’s a kind of follow on from the age thing. I am going to a 60th Birthday party. The issue being, it’s my nephew and I remember the night he … Continue reading

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Do You Ever Feel Your Age

Billy Connolly once said, “One day you bend over and you groan, you never did it before, but you always do it from that moment on.’ It’s funny how age creeps up on you. But I believe you can think … Continue reading

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Never Give Up

That’s one of those things that are easier to say than do, sometimes. But my favourite quote is: “You only fail when you quit.” Again you have to take it in perspective. If you break a leg climbing Mount Everest, … Continue reading

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NC 500 The End of the Road

It was time for the final part of our journey and so we aimed for Culloden to see the place where the Scottish, well the Jacobites to be specific, stood against the English for the last time. You can’t really … Continue reading

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NC 500 Day 6+7 The Road to Gairloch

The road to Gairloch can be fraught with danger. Especially if you don’t keep to the path. We decided to visit the Corrieshalloch Gorge. “The thundering River Dorma plunges 100ft down through the most impressive slot-gorge in Britain.” Run by … Continue reading

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NC500 Day 5 Out of the Mist

“It’s not rain,” I said. “Rain falls from a cloud, we’re driving through a cloud, so it’s not rain. We’re part of the rain, part of the cloud, we’re at one with nature.” I was feeling philosophical. “Bollocks,” the Princess … Continue reading

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NC 500 Day 3

I found a very nice man in Inverness at Ness Tyres and Brakes. He said he’d squeeze the car in and fix the brake pads by 4pm. He achieved it by 12:30 and off we set for Lybster. We called … Continue reading

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Scotland NC 500 Days 1+ 2

If you’re wondering… the NC500 is a 500 mile road trip around the Scottish coastline. The drive up there was fantastic, for the first 100 miles. Then the front brake pads went. 😂 Heck, who needs brakes anyway? But managed … Continue reading

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Filey, Again

There was a comedian in the 1970’s called Bernard Manning. Some people loved him and some people didn’t. I never got around to surveying the inhabitants of Filey. I assume they were not overly keen on him. He had a … Continue reading

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Out and About (A Bit)

“Do you think it’ll ever get back to normal?” This is a question I hear quite a lot. Thinking back to the society of February 2020, what I’d like to say is. ‘I chuffing hope not.’ But you can’t can … Continue reading

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