Three Nations: Scotland, England and Wales, 22nd-28th August 2019

We headed south on the ferry on 22nd August, and I bemoaned the fact that I never seem to be on the boat when it leaves via the 'north mooth' of Lerwick harbour. Instead, we were on the boat when the Coastguard helicopter came out for training purposes - again. They landed a winchman on … Continue reading Three Nations: Scotland, England and Wales, 22nd-28th August 2019

Yet Another Political Interlude – RIP British Democracy 1688-2019

So, on 28th August 2019, the disastrous consequences of the June 2016 referendum began to really impact. The three years of dithering and uncertainty have been harmful enough, trying to implement an impossible and unreasonable exit from the EU, but now the whole basis of democracy is being undermined. What do you do if you … Continue reading Yet Another Political Interlude – RIP British Democracy 1688-2019

Circle of Life: to Southport and back, 31st July to 4th August 2019

An unplanned visit south for a funeral, but at least it meant that we got to see two of the youngest family members - my cousin's new-born daughter Evie and my brother's one year-old step grand-daughter Eliza. Our journey south was extended. With no cabins available on the boat we flew from Sumburgh and even … Continue reading Circle of Life: to Southport and back, 31st July to 4th August 2019