Friday, 23 October 2009

Bad ole breakfast

Having just returned from Scotland, I'm left with a bad taste in so far as this... What are businesses thinking when they present a guest with a tatty buffet breakfast, with nasty gritty eggs, limp bacon and a toaster in the corner for toasting your own !

Now call me a snob, but for the extra cost of a freshly cooked breakfast, with egg of choice and a selection of ready toasted toast must be peanuts ! I'm making a note for myself to always check in advance about just what sort of breakfast is available. After all it sets your attitude for the whole day.

Sunday, 18 October 2009

The upgrader !

True to form, we check in and get an upgrade, a nice suite room, with a view of Loch Lomond and nicely decorated ! What more could I ask for ? Oh yeah, we have a great big bath too ;-) Mmmm...

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Who said Scotland wasn't sunny ?

Just who was it again who claimed Scotland was always cold and rainy ? Just sat on a beach overlooking Solway Firth... Last night was nice, mobile signal free zone, so we had to find other things to occupy ourselves ;-)

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Sods Law

Why is it that everytime I start to look at doing some accident reduction work on a road, start to think, "hmmm... Not really that bad along here", bang, we have a serious accident that pushes me into action. Some might call me the grim reaper ?

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Economic crisis over ?

Given my mobile has been very quiet for the last 12 months, during which time the entire global economy has been in meltdown, it comes as a shining light at the end of the tunnel that my phone has been alive with the sound of recruitment agents calling about jobs for the last week... A sign that they are desparate or a sign that the global economy has restarted ? Here's hoping it's the latter ;-)

Easing into winter

Winter is never easy, so it's always nice to ease into the dark months with a few days away. We are heading up to Loch Lomond for a couple of days later on the month, staying an extra night on the way up in North Yorkshire and a fourth night on the way back in Cumbria.