Travel Blogs from Livingston
... great to see.
We then headed just out of Falkirk to go on the Falkirk wheel on the Firth of Forth canal. This wheel is designed to take canal barges from one lock to another. The barges drive into the wheel and are enclosed along with water and then Archimedes's principal applies. There is a corresponding 'pod' on the other side of the wheel and the wheel turns 360 deg using the power of boiling 8 jugs of water - amazing.
From there we went ...
Really happy here in Scotland, I can't believe how much I am loving it here. The sun has been shining for me, the people are so nice, the streets are clean and there is so much to do! This is a city I will have to come back to, no doubt in my mind. I totally understand why Russy and Rosie love this city so much.
Sending lots of love and light to whoever actually reads my mindless dribble x
... and do.
Because we had both spent way to much money on our previous holidays we planned
to have a 10 pound budget on food for our whole 3 days and we stuck to it! With
that amount we were able to get 2 bags of frozen veges, a 1.5kg bag of carrots,
a jar of crunchie peanut butter (it was 20p cheaper than smooth), a kg of rice,
5 bagels, a stick of baguette and two packets of Dorito chips. With two bags
full of groceries we wondered back to ...
... a whip with three metal chains. After this punishment, the victims usually died due to infection. To avoid this punishment, the homeless began to live in the vaults. The vaults are pitch black and damp. None of the areas are secure and many people were murdered and attacked in the vaults. During this time, an infamous duo known as Burke and Hare murdered 10 adults and 1 child and sold the bodies to the medical school for research. ...
... erector sets, most of it looked either dull and primitive, like paleolithic toys you might find in a natural history museum, or just plain creepy as all hell, like much of the doll section. There were a lot of sad little dolls made from things like bones and shoes and twigs, a fairly tragic reminder of just how poor some children's families were, and then there were the unabashedly demonic automata that the rich children got to play with. As I told Glennica, at least I can ...