Speedbird Inn, Aberdeen Airport
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... that experience as well as being fortunate enough to have some fantastic experiences.
This morning, I did feel a little nervous. How would my knee cope? (I really hurt it on a similar experience back in 2008). Would the car let me down? Accommodation in the Shetland Islands?... and so many more questions. I recognised this all too well. It was my friend fear paying me a visit.
It is amazing that despite having had far more ...
We spent the day in the airport at Stockholm thankful to be off the ship and spent 5 hours in the airport. Despite the internet cutting out and paying what equated to $35 for a sandwich and beer, I took some airplane tablets early so I could drive when we landed... So it was a pretty smooth wait :p and I think we're really really used to waiting several hours for things. We picked up the camper ...
... dining and champagne bar. I sampled some excellent wood pigeon, followed by wild mountain hare, deliciously paired with seasonal veg and quirky twists. Moonfish Café also came highly recommended and didn’t disappoint. In the Merchant Quarter of the city, it overlooks the 12th century St Nicholas Church. The promise of an extensive gin list brought us in but the imaginative dishes, with swatches of flavour, were divine and the service was impeccable too.
... retirement. She may still get the occasional short trip but her globe trotting days are over. We couldn't risk her breaking down completely and having to be abandoned in some strange foreign land as happened to poor Old Oily Red.
New Red is settling in to his new home in the loft.
Now we are back in Aberdeen Charlie has disappeared. But no doubt he will reappear, as he always does, the next time we go away.
Last night a Police helicopter lost all power and dropped 'like a stone' (quoting the Guardian) into the roof of a popular pub in Glasgow.
The sight of this on the news was terribly saddening, and a complete devastation.
As far as I am aware 8 people have died, and they may be more to come.
I think this story made me realise two things most of all.
People will help.
People who had been hurt by the crash and passer-by's ...