Rennie Mackintosh Station Hotel
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... walking as much as the Irish. I don't know how we got away from this in our country. However, it is time to head home and have some dinner and do some laundry.
Today we are heading out for more castle hunting. Now it is easy to go and see Stirling Castle, or Edinburgh Castle, but it is the small underdogs that sometimes show the most interesting views on history. For example we went to see the Castle Doune today and found it very interesting on a ...
... character about it when the weather isn't good. The people that we met are nothing short of wonderful and keen to assist whenever they can, The night porter at the hotel was a typical working class Glaswegian with a strong accent and it really took a lot of concentration to understand him. I recorded a conversation with him just to see if I could understand him without the context of the conversation. Tuesday 12 August Parking was a slight issue as the hotel ...
... they control oil interests in the North Sea.
Kezia Dugdale is voting no because she sees things as great the way they are and why try fixing what ain’t broke? She wants this issue out of the way so she could get to real issues like education and healthcare rather than debating who has power over what. To those who are arguing that Scotland is lacking in national pride and indentity, she says there is a difference ...
... out curtains in the hotel cos we need them!
It's well and truly time for bed so good night - talk to you tomorrow.
Day 2 Saturday
This morning we ventured out into the city, looking for The Great western antiques, as seen on Bargain Hunt. We didn't leave the hotel until 9:15 but there were no cars or people about!! We began to wonder if it was actually 5am or something!
On our way out we had to find a gorgeous old laundry shop (boring but essential) ...
... be going out to the Titanic Quarter first and we’d been there already and he pointed us ‘around the corner’ to another stop. Not quite around the corner but we found the stop and the bus eventually came.
The bus pretty much went straight into Shankhill and the Falls Road areas that had been the centre of the majority of Belfast’s sectarian violence. The girl providing the commentary was very matter of fact and not at ...