May 04, 2004

Too many holidays . . .

This week is serious job-hunting time. Serious.

I've now been on another two holidays in the last week. Wahey. Patrick and I went on a lovely trip from Monday to Friday. We hired a car, and drove around via Loch Lomond, Glencoe, Oban, Kintyre - on a ferry from Kintyre to Arran, then down to Keswick and Grassmere in the Lake District. Yay.

I'm seriously starting to suspect the Edinburgh is the only part of Scotland that gets the bad weather. Every single time I go anywhere else, it's just amazingly hot and sunny. Must move to the country.

Highlights:
*Robert the Bruce's cave on Arran. Not so much the cave, but the walk there along the cliffs, amidst the gorse and with beautiful views of the sea. And sun. Sun, hurrah. Ooh, and the little baby ferry on the way there. We were one of the two cars on it.
*Hadrian's Wall. Again, the wall wasn't all that horrendously exciting (just another pile of stones), but I've always wanted to see it. Tick.
*Glencoe is always a highlight. No matter how many times I go through there, the mountains still take my breath away.
*Castlerigg stone circle. Wow. Apparently there is someone who went round and tested all the stone circles in Britain for the intensity of orgasms had in them. Skellig (sp?) was the winner. There you go. That's my random factoid for today.

We came back, had a fantastic time at Beltane. Rah. Dancing naked red people, and lots of fire on Calton Hill. I won't drink so much vodka and red wine next time, though . . . .

On Saturday we went to a bothy in Peebles with an assortment of eight other people in a mini-van. That was fantastic. Just to spend the night in the country, among the spring lambs and daffodils. It's a little stone cottage all warmed by wood fires. Lots of fire-lighting fun for the pyromaniacs among us. Not to mention some vege barbecuing fun (yum!), and a bit of demon-catching by other people (you probably don't want to know).

We sang songs all the way home in the van. Pretty much the perfect weekend away.


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