UK 2019. Landed

Saturday-16th Feb

Straight through customs like a local, then ‘I can see you! ‘ said Patrick who came to meet me.

Luggage dropped into the car parked at Osterley station then back into London on the Piccadilly line.

All the characters from Monopoly came to life! We walked through Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace & on to Westminster Abbey.

It was magnificent! So many statues and tombs. Walking through history! The oldest part was a contrast in scale.


Thé Queen was flying the Union Jack so she was home

And yes the London buses are still red

A pint for lunch. Soon it’s 4pm and back to the car for a 1.5hr drive to Leicester where Patrick lives. Below is our car outside Patrick’s abode on Beckingham Rd.

Sunday -17th Feb

Bugger. Forgot the sunnies.

The sky is blue and air warm.

Off to the Spey River area in Scotland to wander through the Malt Whisky country

Sunday lunch is at the Sandford Arms pub in a wee dozy village.

It’s school holidays here so Patrick has a week off. We drive 800km up to Elgin through the Highlands and Cairngorms National park. The moon is glowing on thé snow

Sunday night at Elgin we were lucky to find Laichmoray Hotel after our air BnB let us down on a chilly evening at 2030!

We enjoyed the brisk air and walked into town for an Indian meal in an old church. Still open and really tasty food. Used lots of fresh herbs and chutneys. Yummy!

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