Holiday OverBack to work tomorrow.Items on ‘to-do’ list completed = None.Items NOT on ‘to-do’ list completed = a fewTime spent reading, watching TV, playing Playstation or just generally chilling out and not doing much of anything = most of it.

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Ha, ha , ha, … BANG!I’ve not visited this site for ages, and when I do I find the coincidence with the just announced company news scarily hysterically funny. P45 Roulette anyone? (More on the ‘company news’ when I know something concrete + I don’t like talking about that kinda thing on here anyway)

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Better than nothingI added the ‘tagline’ mentioned above to this site after suggestion from a friend. I am fully aware that, currently, this is slightly ironic (or is it sarcastic), but hey, I’m on holiday. [v.big grin]

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DisclaimerThis is a personal website. What I write here is usually born of emotion. As such the spelling may be slightly awry, as I tend to follow the ‘post now, spell check later’ approach favoured by many personal websites. Again I would stress that this is not supposed to be a pinnacle of writing (as you have all realised by now). I think that re-visiting or re-editing anything I write here would falsely temper the emotion from which it was born, and as I primarily (yes it is true) write this as a form of diary I think it should be left heartfelt. Thank you. (Did that sound convincing? Or is it obvious that I’m too lazy to go back …

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Loch LomondI’ve commented about this before, but it’s amazing how much I took for granted when I grew up in Dumbarton, a mere 6 miles or so from the recently opened Loch Lomond National Park, it was something I took for granted. Revisiting it yesterday was truly like seeing it for the first time. Obviously the mode of transport helped, as did a hearty lunch of mince-n-tatties, a couple of beers, a bottle of wine and the company of some old friends. Ultimately the scenery stole the show. We trawled up the loch, leaving Cameron House marina behind us, lunched on Inchmurrin, and headed past Inchmoan, and onwards to the head of the loch. There are many better websites out …

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FirewalkLast night my sister took part in a firewalk. She was kinda nervous about it, but handled it well. When the moment came, everyone lined up and chanted, then they started walking, one by one, across the glowing embers. I stood, camera in hand, waiting for her turn, peering through the darkness. Then there she was. There was something very spiritual and moving about the whole thing. We had been there for about 2 hours watching the fire die down, listening to the chanting, then watching them walk on fire. It was emotional and moving and uplifting and exhilarating for those who watched, I can only imagine what it must’ve been like to participate.

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To market, to market…An unexpected bonus today. We headed into Glasgow (to buy a couple of birthday cards which I’ve only just realised we forgot to do) and came across a ‘European’ market running in Sauciehall Street. Belgian, Spanish, French, Germany and English stalls were represented. I got some Merguez but I will abstain from waxing lyrically about childhood holidays to France as I’m on my Dad’s PC and, hey hang on, he’s got broadband, I can take as long as I like (but my coffee will get cold). Tomorrow we will be motoring up and down Loch Lomond in my friends boat. If the weather is as glorious as today I’ll be a happy bunny.

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