The Castletown Hotel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... world and I'm slowly introducing Granddad to the wonders of technology. Hopefully he will be up to getting a tablet come Christmas so he can keep in contact with Mum and the rest of us. He likes that he can see Mum when he's calling her I think. It will be awesome to Skype Mum and Dad and Heather on Christmas morning, hopefully it will feel just like I'm at home.
Christmas is nearing...
So for the first time in a long time I am ...
... at 7:00. We ate with Butch and Linda. There were only ten of us for dinner. Everyone else was on the optional excursion and hadn't returned for dinner yet. We had a decent meal. I had a herring appetizer, a fish entree, and strawberry cheesecake for dessert. We then retired to the lounge for tea and coffee. The bus with everyone else finally returned about 8:00. Afterwards we retired to our room to relax and watch a Bond ...
... that night (I don't think I've whinged on this blog about the APPALLING coverage in Britain, but believe me, it's appalling!) Clootie is a Scots word for "cloth" and this kind of pilgrimage site appears all over the Celtic world. There is always a spring of water and a tree, and the idea is for anyone suffering from some sort of ailment to take a piece of cloth (these days, generally a piece of clothing) and dip it in the water of the spring and wash the affected part of the ...
... set in a cemetery on a hill with a lovely view of the smaller islands, and was much smaller and more ruined than I had imagined, but is important architecturally, apparently, as it was based on the Church of the Holy Sephulchre in Jerusalem, and was one of only two from the era of the crusades in Europe, and is the only one left today.
The Earl's Bu turned out to be more grass-covered ruins of a feasting- and fighting-hall. And we didn't say Bu to a ...
... rigs and the depth of the loch in her wellbred Scottish voice. This is a lovely accent, refined and gentle without being in the least harsh. And it's clear as a bell, at least when the speaker speaks loud enough for this deaf old post. As we've come further north, though, we've heard more and more "real" Scottish accents - still a lovely accent, I think, but can be mystifying. But charming. I sat near a young mum and her child at the station cafe, with mum saying things like, "tea'll be ...