Monday, 27 October 2008

It's been a while since I posted a blog

Well we are back from our trip to Scotland.

We stayed mainly in Glasgow, it was a rather wet and miserable time but that just meant we visited art galleries and museums, we visited the Pavilion Theatre and watched a very good show .

Norma insisted we have Dinner in the Chippy Doon the Lane, well to be honest it was well overpriced and I can understand why it was empty. . Glasgow has a goodly amount places to eat and drink all of a very good standard. In fact Glasgow is a great place to visit.

I really enjoyed Lauders Bar Yes it is a bit of an OLD MANS pub but excellent people, service, food and drink at good prices.

We decided to stay in a guest house, good Customer Service our room (#21) was a bit short of space but was OK we have stayed in a lot worse and to be honest we could have said something and changed rooms. The guest house was handy for everything .

The hotel recomended an Indian Restaurant and to be honest it is one of the best meals and places I have ate in for a very long time, if you are in the area, it is well worth a visit .

A train ride to Edinburgh was nice, it was a dry sunny day and we took guided bus tour, visited the Royal Yacht Britannia etc. . Can I say it is well worth travelling into Edinburgh by train as a lot of roadworks are going on with the installation of a new tram system.

Norma is still having tests and awaiting results.

Norma had a day at work in Glasgow and I used this time to meet up with one of my nephews, Peter is great company and we had a good chat, he is enjoying life and has a new girlfriend since I last met him, I must try to get Peter and his brothers over to Manchester sometime soon. For that matter even my Son Richard should come.

Our move to Spain is on hold at the moment and will up-date once something happens.

We also attended the Wedding of Liz & John at a stop over in Carlisle the were married in the Blacksmith's Shop in Gretna by a Vicar wearing sandals, he was very humorous for a Geordie and we had a very good Wedding Breakfast at a Carlisle Golf Club, beautiful setting.

We stayed in Carlisle at Norma's brother Stuarts house, he has a sauna and hot tub of which we made full use of.

Overall Glasgow was a great place and we will be back I can see why it has been voted one of the top 10 cities in the world to visit by the Lonely Planet Guide, well ahead of London.

Traa dy looar, yessir.

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