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Photograph by Alistair Pryde of Words & Pictures,

Ask not for whom the hound roos; she roos for thee.
(From: "Send not to know for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee." John Donne, 1624)


  "37 Milestone"
created in granite by Tim Pomeroy for us, to mark our 37th wedding anniversary
- the last time were were on Arran.

We concluded our Arran trip this month (see the travel blog for details) and also went to Devon for another postponed holiday. This one was booked in June 2019, postponed in June 2020 because of the restrictions on travel and then finally we took it this June! That meant that we had two weeks away in three … we never expected to be pressured by too many holidays too close together … and other unanticipated result of Covid.

It was a lovely week investigating Mike’s stone circle and how it would indicate the solstice which in the event was not seen because of rain and low cloud. (We have booked again for 2022.) More AirBnB – this time in a wonderful little cottage in the middle of Beer right next to the church and two minutes from the mainstreet … (pause for effect) … down a very, very steep hill. Going down to the village was easy – getting back up was much more of a challenge and we found a different route. More in the travel blog. Hannah moved out an into her new flat which isn’t very far away from here and we set about converting her old flat here into a guest suite … we might dip our toes into the AirBnB hosting lark ourselves.

Tara had a wonderful time on Arran and then again in Beer. She found the sea “interesting” in both places. She very nearly managed to catch a seagull in mid flight when one came too close for our comfort and, in the event, its safety. We don’t think she’d have known what to do about it if she’d caught it , but it was a close run thing for the seagull and I suspect Tara would have won.

Today is: 2021
Site last updated: Saturday, July 03 2021

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