Ballathie House Hotel
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Day break and another lovely east coast day made all the more sunny at the prospect of not one but two games of footy, separated by a 50 minute drive through the countryside of the Kingdom of Fife. And yes I do know that my lifelong pursuit of footy is a bonafide addiction. My name is Alistair and I'm a footy-a-holic.
First up is a midday tilt between Dundee United (AKA the Arabs) and Glasgow Celtic (FYI this blog is too genteel to disclose what I really call them). After a ...
... was no running, no jogging, just hugging the mountain and hanging on for dear life. As Dad and I started the climb, it started to rain and that only added to our struggles as we climbed, in my case like a gorilla, on my knuckles as much as my feet. It did however make the way down much easier. What's the best way to come down a grass covered, rain slicked, too steep to stand up straight, mini mountain? As ...
... and I need to tune out the commercializing interlopers who seek to sell "****" items ...
... Castle has been quite well preserved, and some restoration has been very well done. The history is fascinating, Oliver Cromwell's soldiers fired on it from the nearby church tower, and you can see marks around one of the gates from the musket shots. The Castle was also a royal palace, and that is really interesting. The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders have their Regimental Museum at Stirling Castle. Like all other ...
... lots of action on the island of Monserrat in the Caribbean. Dav, an avid hiker, also suggested plenty of good places to visit in Scotland - which we did.
During this time I was also introduced to other members of the team, most of whom work on millimetre wave spectroscopy about which I will talk more later, when I understand it better. Scott, a PhD student working on imaging radar and a software guru helped me get ...