Tag: Scotland

Sleeping to Scotland…again

Back in July, I enjoyed my second ever sleeper train journey from London to Edinburgh. I was well overdue a visit to my mum, who lives in Dunfermline, and opted to get the train up and a flight back down. Why? Because I just love long-distance travel by train. The first time I did it, ...

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Feeling rough, on the move.

I'll be blunt - it hasn't been the easiest of weeks. After picking up some kind of virus late last week, I've spent this weekly mostly sweating, coughing, groaning, sneezing and generally feeling very sorry for myself. This was made all the worse because of my schedule. I had to fly to Bucharest on Wednesday ...

Sleeping to Scotland

On Monday night, I took the Caledonian Sleeper from London Euston to Scotland. It's one of two rail sleeper services left in the UK, the other going down to Penzance in Cornwall. I wasn't trying to win any speed records (it leaves at 11:50pm and arrives after 7am), but taking a sleeper was on my bucket ...

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The journey begins

And so we're off... At London City Airport, waiting to get on our flight to Amsterdam, where we're spending Xmas. Then, on Boxing Day, flying to Edinburgh, to spend a few days with my family in Scotland. Back in London in time for New Year's Eve, which I anticipate spending in a reclined position on ...

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Beautiful Edinburgh

A few hours this evening spent in Edinburgh, one of my favourite places. I took a few quick snaps on my walk home from dinner. The light in this city is wonderful in the summer. When it's not raining. But I can't be grumpy - I had a wonderful pasta dinner and a leisurely walk ...

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Time to leave these views behind…

...and head back to London. Thankfully I'm back in Scotland next weekend. Loch Lomond is just gorgeous and I'll definitely be back.