Pillars of Hercules Bothy

We've had the most relaxing weekend at the Pillars of Hercules Bothy just outside Falkland. The bothy is on the Pillars of Hercules organic farm, the name for which was inspired by a local 19th-century landowner with an interest in classical history, Onesiphorus Tyndall Bruce. There is a statue of him in Falkland: The history… Continue reading Pillars of Hercules Bothy

The Bridge House Stables

We're just back from a fantastic weekend away staying at the Bridge House Stables in Perthshire. It's an old bridge built in 1881 over the River Ardle and now let as two holiday homes. The interior has been tastefully renovated and in keeping with the age of the bridge. Straddling the river means you can… Continue reading The Bridge House Stables

Glamping in a bus

I've got lots of bus photos to share today. First, the chicken bus again because I think it's ingenious. Just inside the front door is a gate to stop the chickens from escaping. Also up front and where the driver sat is a good storage area for food and straw which provides handy access and protection from the elements.… Continue reading Glamping in a bus

Peeing in the driver’s seat

We are glamping in a bus and it's heaven. We have our own wood-fired hot tub in a peaceful rural setting of wheat fields and rolling hills. It doesn't get much better than this. Teetotal me even enjoyed a South African organic red with no added sulphur. This is my kind of camping. Here's our bus:… Continue reading Peeing in the driver’s seat

More from St Andrews

You can't go to St Andrews without visiting the world-famous Swilcan Bridge and this we did today. I'm not sure whether you're allowed to walk onto the green for the purpose of taking photos but we did and no-one told us off. Here are our tacky tourist photos. Ben is attending a conference here so… Continue reading More from St Andrews

Day 2 in Glasgow

We have word from a Glaswegian that it rains twice a year in Glasgow: for three months over the summer and nine months over the winter. I like a city that can make fun of itself. Today was a rainy day so we took the city bus tour which was terrific and I highly recommend… Continue reading Day 2 in Glasgow