St Petersburg : 7October 2019

Arriving late off the Sapsan train at Moskovskiy Voksal, I strode out to find my digs. Looking back Moskovskiy station is stunning, floodlit, like a 5 star hotel. Walking along Nevskiy Prospect , I look for number 28. Through the arches, past the wee cinema, through another arch… this can’t be it, a dimly litContinue reading “St Petersburg : 7October 2019”

Getting back to Nature

Drove up to Sherrifmuir with the dogs tonight, parked up just past the Macrae Monument. Getting out the car its pitch black but within 5 minutes I’m getting my night vision within 10 I can even see Kuro easily. Not many people do that nowadays. I blame headtorches. Its blowing a gale but mild asContinue reading “Getting back to Nature”

Back to Suni Duni

We moved back up to Suni Duni (Dunblane) in September 1997, after 5 years in a tenement in Cowane Street, Stirling. It was just Elaine, myself and Sean, who was 3 months old. My folks in Murdoch Terrace were delighted, they loved Sean and fought over who should hold him when we popped round. SeanContinue reading “Back to Suni Duni”

Bogotá

When you travel to an ‘unusual’ destination, you need to put up with stereotypical comments from friends. Colombia played right into their hands.”Oooft watch you don’t get kidnapped” and “have you no’ seen Narcos?” Yeah yeah. So, I’m sitting in a holding cell in Aeropuerto Internacional El Dorado, Bogotá. The Colombian customs officer is lookingContinue reading “Bogotá”