Spring 2018

We made our way back from Oz only to encounter The Beast from the East. I think we caught the last 926 out of Glasgow before everything ground to a halt.

Things weren’t too bad in Kintyre and we even managed a sneaky trip to London to see Daniel Fooks’s exhibition of drawings of his Dad Chris. Have a look on his website www.danielfooks.co.uk/

Somewhere in the mix, Suse had also volunteered to participate in “Memory Clinic” trials in Glasgow. After a really thorough physical and mental examination and a trip to Preston by train and despite being exactly the type of person they were looking for, the trial was abandoned because of some adverse reactions to the drugs they were testing. Interesting………

The trip to London also resulted in us re-connecting with Elizabeth and John (some long lost friends from West Lothian) who reminded us that we used to play canasta! We also had visits from Caitlin and Roslyn who presented us with garden gnomes, the female of which has an uncanny similarity to Suse (or so I think). In OZ, Johnny was wowing his school with stories and old photographs from Suse and myself.

The Kintyre Way Ultra took place with son-in-law, Richard, running the 33 miles from Tayinloan to Campbeltown in preparation for a 69 mile event in June. His Facebook video is worth watching if only for the the beard:} https://www.facebook.com/richard.birch.524/videos/10155286480101034/