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Nov 11th

2017

By donich_admin

Hot, hot, hot

R was away in Manchester for a couple of days doing a training course. As a nice surprise for him I made a huge curry with naan bread, but by the time he came home he was too tired to eat. We were visiting my parents briefly the next day on our way to Glasgow, […]

Nov 7th

2017

By donich_admin

Rainbow over Donich

Bit of a cold and rainy morning for a walk – but we did manage to see a nice rainbow on the path looking over the fields to Beinn Donich. Of course 10 minutes later all we could see was rain!

Nov 5th

2017

By donich_admin

First snow of the year

First snow of the year on the mountains within 24 hours of when it appeared last year. A very, very beautiful day.

Nov 4th

2017

By donich_admin

Happy Birthday

I had my parents, my brother and my friend J over for my birthday. It being the 4th of November we also had some very impressive display fireworks with N risking body and soul to light them. I had a little medieval theme going and this was my “dragon hoard” cake. I may have overdone […]

Oct 28th

2017

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Sorrento and last day

Sadly this was our last day. We went to Sorrento – actually I think we should have stayed there rather than Vico Equense as it is more set up for tourists and is actually a more pleasant town. There were some beautiful views over the bay in the evening. Unfortunately we had to be up […]

Oct 28th

2017

By donich_admin

Capri

We went to Capri today. This must be one of the most charming places in the world. J was no overly enthusiastic about another major walk up a hill, but to do him credit he went along with it. We went to the Villa Jovis which was Tiberius’ residence as famed in Suetonius. I am […]

Oct 27th

2017

By donich_admin

Back to Napoli

After our rather scary first visit to Napoli we came back and this time I had no problem with the city at all. Possibly this was because we had the iPhone fully charged and therefore had unrestricted to Google Maps, and also were more accustomed to the awful traffic, but we genuinely enjoyed ourselves today. […]

Oct 24th

2017

By donich_admin

Vesuvius and Herculaneum

Weather now greatly improved. Sunny but not too hot at around 18 degrees. This would have suited R fine though unfortunately he is back in rainy Argyll looking after the cats. In the morning we went up Vesuvius. Personally I would have climbed it from sea level, but I don’t think that considering J’s performance […]

Oct 24th

2017

By donich_admin

Napoli part One

Today we went into Naples. I have been here before and have never been too sure about how I feel about this city. It is indubitably a very vibrant and sometimes beautiful place, but it is rather scruffy (definitely not Swiss Chocolate Box territory) and the traffic is something awful. We went on the Naples […]

Oct 23rd

2017

By donich_admin

Pompeii

The next day by way of a gentle introduction to public transport we went to Pompeii. For some reason the train was mobbed and we only managed to squash ourselves on with difficulty. I think the previous train must have been cancelled as none of the others we took subsequent to this were anything like […]