Derby Cathedral, 29 May 2014 (Ascension), on these readings It is difficult – at least, it is for me – to think about what Ascension looks like. There are pictures of it but they end up just as feet disappearing through a cloud. The whole mental picture of the heavens has changed for us – we can’t […]
Now the Black Bull at Kirkmichael is one of the few very good inns left in the world. It is an old place and an hospitable, for it has been for generations a haunt of anglers, who above all other men understand comfort. There are always bright fires there, and hot water, and old soft […]
… train departs Oban, calling at Connell Ferry, Taynuilt, Falls of Cruachan, Loch Awe, Dalmally, Tyndrum Lower, Crianlarich, Ardlui, Arrochar and Tarbet, Garelochhead, Helensburgh Upper, Dumbarton Central, Dalmuir… Extracts from subsequent correspondence: 1130 arriving Glasgow QS 1600, Ed after that. Currently drinking second cup of coffee in Oban. 1133 Hope they make good coffee in […]
The view from lunch is Kiloran Bay. Lunch was oatcakes and cheese. I supported the local economy by buying these in the shop. But the oatcakes are Stockan’s and the cheese is Orkney. See how the economic superpower of the north crushes the struggling indigenous enterprise of the west in its iron grip. To be […]
A more up to date view of the back garden. You can still just see the raspberries. Herself: You could keep a snow diary – how many days you have been exposed to snow – but cannot compete with Tornaveen.
The snow began at Penrith. The train stopped at Carlisle for an hour, while they unfroze the signals somewhere ahead. Eventually it was an hour and a half behind time, after they unfroze the points as well. So I arrived late on a Sunday night on the 3rd of January, which is not a big […]