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Time becomes elastic

Two Ultramarathons in five weeks when you’ve not even done one before? Bound to be a good idea…

In actual fact, ultra number two coming so hard on the heels of the first – the John Muir Way Ultra – was probably the best thing that could have happened. 1,942 more words


MBAs in Firbush

The University of Edinburgh owns an outdoor center on the banks of Loch Tay, at the base of the Highlands. This outdoor center is used by university groups on retreats as well as individuals affiliated with the University who want to get away for the weekend. 531 more words


Poetry Corner

As we are on holiday in Glenisla I have chosen a traditional Scottish song about this very area.

Bonnie Glenshee

Oh, do you see yon shepherds, 136 more words


Time-Travel to Scotland

Outside of watching the TV Series Outlanders for its historical time-travel into the Scottish Highlands in the 1700s (or, of course, reading the novels by Diana Gabaldon’s on which the series is based), our best method for learning about the people and places of the time is through resources on the Internet. 882 more words


Party dishes (ii)

A few days ago I commented n how much I liked the peep into the past afforded by old cookery books. I was looking at a chapter in an old book I have with recipes probably written a hundred years ago and i was looking at the sort of food suggested for a party. 322 more words


Marcus: Chapter 19: Count the Ghosts

James watched on as small groups of children were marched stony-faced behind their ghoul-children captors. The supply seemed endless. Marcus barely appeared among them, often disappearing for long spells. 1,466 more words