A couple of weekends ago, I *finally* made it to my first ever Highland Games! It was at Tomintoul, in Moray I emphasise “finally” as my mum and step-dad go to this every year: my step-dad grew up in Tomintoul and him and mum are patrons of the Games. I am not entirely sure exactly what this means, except… Continue reading Fun and Games in Tomintoul (rhymes with growl…)
Yes, I know, I know!! I’m a shit blogger who hasn’t bothered her arse since the end of last year. But, but <begin begging excuses> I’ve been busy! So very busy! Well, by “busy” I really mean spending most of my time cultivating a lovely New Thing with a Nice Man (ie going out all the time, eating… Continue reading Parklife!
Well, it’s almost Christmas. And it’s almost time to say goodbye to 2018. As far as I’m concerned (other than a rather interesting, exciting and quite lovely development over the last 8 weeks – what you might call 2018’s “golden goal”…?!), this meme sums up how I feel about 2018: But, it’s almost done so… Continue reading A Reel-ly Good Time…
Hello? Anyone there?! Hmmm. I’ll keep writing anyway, even though – since I haven’t blogged since May – you’ve probably all buggered off to read blogs by people who blog regularly (rolly eyes emoji) OK, so it has been a while. In my defence, I got royally, spectacularly, brutally, heart-breakingly, out-of-the-fucking-blue-ingly dumped at the end of… Continue reading Fun and Frolics at Abbotsford
Boxing day. The day where the majority of people are overcome by food / drink regret, before saying “ach fuck it” and opening another “family” sized bag of crisps or getting stuck into the leftover trifle. I’m not going to add myself to that group today. Well, what I mean is that although I will… Continue reading ‘Tis (just about still) the Season… Let’s Talk Scotland’s Reflections on 2017 (Part 2)
No, don’t stop reading before you even start! This isn’t going to be some pishy, hippy, wanky look back at a year in which I have been “blessed” or “found myself”, or a reflection on how *another* year has flown by and I’m one step closer to death (although, that last bit is very true).… Continue reading ‘Tis the Season… Let’s Talk Scotland’s Reflections on 2017 (Part 1)
*Rolls up sleeves and prepares for a sweary rant – you have been warned* Hallowe’en is almost upon us! For those of you who live in cute country villages or neat suburban streets, that means welcoming the wee weans from the local area all dressed up in “scary” costumes crafted by them with the help… Continue reading The “Let’s Talk Scotland” Inevitable Rant about Hallowe’en
Last Saturday I fulfilled a lifelong dream. Well, maybe not “life long” – let’s say, a dream I’ve had since I started boozing (though that’s not as snappy). I visited the world famous (?!) Wellpark Brewery in my beloved city of Glasgow. Before we get to the visit itself, a wee bit of background of… Continue reading All Hail the Big Red T!