16 July 2008 @ 11:35 pm
Home Jiggety Jig  
Hello one and all -- I am now home safe and sound.

The trip home was better than out -- we had tailwind instead of headwind, so we made it into Copenhagen airport 15 mins ahead of schedule. This in turn meant I could catch a train earlier than I'd expected, bringing me into Odense at 9pm instead of 10pm local time. It meant I made it into the supermarket before it closed at 10 and I now have had a bit to eat and there's food for breakfast tomorrow morning ^_^

*hugs everyone*

Thank you for being with me for the past nearly three weeks of mad wandering around the lovely southern part of Scotland.

Thankfully I've got a few days before heading back to work on Monday, so I should be capable of moving without wincing XD
Current Mood: tired
15 July 2008 @ 10:04 pm
Vacation report numero 11 - Edinburgh on foot  
I took the train to Edinburgh at 9 and met up with [info]catspaw_sgjd for a day out in Edinburgh. The weather was better than expected -- it only rained when I got on the train in Dunfermline -- once I got to Edinburgh it threatened a few times but it stayed dry.

Edinburgh Day Out

much walking )

For the full set go here
Current Mood: knackered
14 July 2008 @ 12:48 am
Vacation Report Numero 10 - Edinburgh Zoo  
Early morning starts. Bex, Nicci and I left at 8.30 this morning to go to [info]catspaw_sgjd's. After a bit of navigation annoyance with Edinburgh being dug up here and there, we made it to our destination of the day: Edinburgh Zoo
(later in the day we were joined by [info]aswanargent). We ended up spending roughly 7 hours at the zoo -- yes, we're knackered -- and tomorrow we'll be feeling the pain.

Black Jaguar

Edinburgh Zoo )

for the full set of images at Flickr from this fine day out
Current Mood: sleepy
14 July 2008 @ 12:25 am
Vacation Report numero 9 -- amendment  
Yes, finally did the pictures XD

Falkland Palace

Falkland Palace and more )
Current Mood: sleepy
09 July 2008 @ 11:41 pm
Safari Park Trip  
Today we canceled the Edinburgh Zoo trip because it seemed to be raining in Edinburgh. We took our chances and went up north to Blairdrummond Safari park and apart from a few specs of airborne water, we had good weather, even sun shine in between.


Blairdrummond Safari Park )

For the full set, click here
Current Mood: busy
07 July 2008 @ 06:33 pm
Vacation Report Numero 7  
Today we, the Trio of Entrepid Explorers, went to the Butterfly Farm in Edinburgh. There were so many butterflies (drunk ones) flying over the place that it was almost dangerous to stand still even for the shortest of moments.

Edinburgh Butterfly Farm

Edinburgh Butterfly Farm )

For the full set, clicky clicky
Current Mood: cheerful
04 July 2008 @ 01:32 pm
Vacation Report Numero 5  
This day was done as a trio trip -- meaning it was [info]catspaw_sgjd, [info]nicci_mac and myself on a bit of a road trip, going through Kilmanoch, Lake of Manteith (across it, not through it of course)

Fellow Travellers

Lake of Menteith - warning - image HEAVY )

For the full set, click here
Current Mood: calm
04 July 2008 @ 10:59 am
Vacation Report numero 4  
One not very camera shy seagull *g*

Trip to Silver Sands, Abadour )
Here's the full set of the day
Current Mood: cheerful
02 July 2008 @ 12:05 am
Vacation Report Numero 3  
Tuesday rolled around and so did a little trip down South Queensferry to see Hopetoun House.

Hopetoun House

We walked and walked... )

For the full set of today, click here
Current Mood: calm
30 June 2008 @ 11:21 pm
Vacation report numero 2  
Hello everyone.


Nicci and I went down into the Glen this afternoon, wandering around the park, taking photos, chasing squirrels and photo shy bumble bees. The outcome? A nice set of shots.

Images from June 30th, The Glen, Dunfermline -- assorted images )

The full set from today
Current Mood: cheerful
30 June 2008 @ 11:44 am
Vacation report numero 1A -- aka June 30th 2008  
Not much to report at the moment. Nicci and I are sitting around, each with our laptops (hers is the Tardis, mine's named Ianto *shushes people*)

We have little planned for today, apart from some website maintenance, lots of coffee and hopefully for Nicci, a bit of photomanipping and for me, a bit of writing -- for her as well if the writing bug bites *g*

*buries nose in mug with Australian Skybury and inhales*

So much for now, we shall see if something else comes up during the day.
Current Mood: amused
Current Music: The Professionals on TV
29 June 2008 @ 06:20 pm
puttin' my feet up...  
dammit, I'm knackered. I so feel like I could sleep for a day or two *g*

Scotland's being a bit on the wild side weatherwise. We get sun, rain and gale winds *g*. The flight wasn't much fun -- don't think I've ever been on a smaller airplane -- room for appx 180 people (that was the number of seats). I tell ya, it was a can of sardines. Was happy to get out of said can, find the Clan and head toward Dunfermline ^_^

So, Nicci and I spent the past hour watching .....you know what, from yesterday...

Xim: eeeeeh, arrrrrgh, oooooooooh ---nooooooooo, OMFG, that boy is sex on sticks when he's pissed and jealous.

That's it, we shall now return you to your regular schedule -- nothing has been planned for tomorrow, so I'm hoping to catch up on a few things, maybe, *gasp* even write a bit XD
Current Mood: knackered
25 June 2008 @ 10:14 pm
Gather 'round ye nutcases...  
Seems everyone and their dog will be in Scotland this summer. Now comes the fun part. Is anyone there while I am? I know [info]nicci_mac has hunted down a few people, but I figured it couldn't hurt to hit my side of the flist. So, I'll be in Dunfermline from Sunday until the 16th of July. There's quite a few in or around Edinburgh, so the question is? Are you? And are you willing to see the rest of us crazies? In real life, involving coffee (of course, Ianto Jones has nothing on me -- I'm incapable of functioning without the black gold and I'm quite sure the same goes for Nicci -- that said, tea drinkers are more than welcome as well XD)

So, anyone?
Current Mood: bouncy
16 June 2008 @ 08:37 pm
a bit of advice on Edinburgh - also, I'm knackered...  
The latter first -- I feel completely drained tonight -- I know the days until I go to Scotland will be the same -- I have absolutely no time for anything at the moment.

Everything has to be planned for, stuff like laundry, buying last minute stuff, like birthday presents, getting my hair cut, this and that party with the company etc.

And that's just for the next two weeks O.o

No wonder I feel drained.

That said, I got to wondering. We'll be out and about a lot, but we'll be around Edinburgh every once in a while -- so question -- is there a good place to buy really good, whole coffee beans? I've been searching online, but so far I've had no luck. Of course I'll be bringing my favourite blends to Dunfermline, but it'd be nice if there was somewhere where I could restock *g* -- I'm particularly fond of Australian Skybury and Mexican Chaipas at the moment, but anything goes, as long as it's good coffee *g*

Typical, I've grown used to the really good stuff, since we have several places here that sell good, whole beans.

*yawns and struggles to not fall asleep*
Current Mood: sleepy