Summer 2018

Early in June there was long overdue kayak trip to Gigha with the McBrides followed by a visit from Kathleen who brought good weather with her and who did a serious amount of walking along the Kintyre Way and later in Knapdale. A new pizza oven was fabricated and did actually produce edible pizzas! In Glasgow, we finally arranged for a new front door for the flat together with some secondary glazing. We even insulated the suspended ceiling so things should be warmer.

In July, Emily and I did a ridiculously hot Saunders Lakeland Marathon near Grasmere. We cut Day 1 short but toughed out Day 2 and were pretty pleased with ourselves. There is information about the event here

Later in the month we met up with Ogilvies on Arran in the Lochranza distillery and caught up with the news from Broughty Ferry and OZ.

The European Games in Glasgow finally appeared on the calendar. Suse was in the Velodrome helping with media duties. I “marshalled” pedestrian crossings in central Glasgow for the road cyclists. I still shake when I pass the junction of Buchanan Street and West George Street. It was memorable mainly for the pandemonium and the near misses! Still it whetted our appetites for volunteering in Glasgow so we will be doing more!