Category Scotland

Inside Out: Art of Glasgow

Glasgow has always been a second home for Karen. A lot of her family are living there. She grew up riding the train to Glasgow for shopping trips and then to attend University. It was the city she moved to for her first job, becoming a Town Mouse for a number of years before moving […]

Oot and Aboot: Ayrshire

InverAyr From the Gaelic Ihbhir Air  meaning Mouth of the River Ayr. Nowadays it is simply known as Ayr. The 12th most populous settlement in Scotland with a rich history to show for itself. It became a major marketplace and harbour during the medieval period after King William the Lion ordered a castle to be built between the […]

Of Mice and Rain!

The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men Gang aft a-gley, An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain For promis’d joy. Celtic Connections There are lots of benefits to being married to a Scottish person. They share a deep sense of humour and will not say no to any type of adventure. While they […]

Wedding fAyr!

After all the catch ups,it was time to get down to business…Do you remember back in Palalom Beach in Goa around January 2014? No? Well it was here that John proposed to a very surprised Karen and 16 months later it was time to plan the wedding and in typical JK style we had 2 days to […]

Stuck in the Midleton with You!

From our trip to Ireland in June 2015 Karen would be going to Scotland the day after her parents so spent our last night together in Cork with our Irish pals having dinner and drinks. Like a glitch in the Matrix, John found himself sitting in the same restaurant,at the same table, at the same […]

TASK 2: Road Trip to Ayr

It was a rainy Friday afternoon in November and amongst the throng of cars headed up the M6 Motorway was a blue Renault Clio which was so full of boxes and clothes that the verb “rammed” does not do it justice. Karen’s car and stuff were heading home Our journey was punctuated by an overnight […]