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Scotland

In Search of the Highland Coo

A wee trip north of the border

overcast 8 °C

My travels of late have mainly involved a weekly tube pass and a lemming impersonation on the way to my London office (I have recently got myself a job in the one place I said I wouldn't), but last weekend me ma, me da, me bonnie lass and meself did something (almost) worth writing about. We took the high road to Scotland.

I had undertaken a similar trip three years ago with my then travel partners Andy T and Em Web so hopefully they can take pleasure in seeing Scotland a few years on.....
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My Aunty Margaret, a.k.a. Mother Mary, is the head sister of the Carmelite Nuns in Dysart (north of Edinburgh), so we based ourselves in the humble self equiped cottage previously owned as part of a hunting lodge, by the Earl of Roslyn. Impressive:

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My bonnie lass, my wee Scottish Aunty and my grand self

Our brief Scottish travels included the beautiful city of Edinburgh...
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the most famous golf course in the world (St Andrews)...
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and....
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Yes, that is the Castle that was used to film 80% of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. And yes, we did stumble upon it in a random little town called Doune. And yes, it did instantly make it the best day of my life, apart from the first day I saw the footage of Tyson the skateboarding dog of course (if you haven't seen it, do yourself a favour).

We also saw an old favourite of mine...
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Thommo and Em should remember this fondly

and a new favourite...
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Alas, I'm now writing this blog not from a castle or a hunting lodge, but from a swivel chair in a London Underground office working nine to five what a way to make a living....
The job is with an engineering company called Faber Maunsell and if I recommend someone to the company and they get a job, I get £1000 pounds. So where the bloody hell are ya?
Anne is currently working in Londons best patisserie, bringing home plenty of pain chocolat and croissants, and the two of us are sharing a room in a nice house in zone two.

Considering coming home for Christmas at this stage, but availability of flights might have something to say about that.

Love to all,

Liam 'Paddy Melon' Callaghan

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