Autumn 2018

Fired by our outing earlier in the year in the Lake District, Emily and I took flight to Northern Ireland for the Mourne Mountain Marathon. We both liked the area and the courses and once we’d recovered from the overnight squall we really enjoyed ourselves.

Hot foot from the MMM, Suse and I met up with Kathleen and David for a series of walks along the St. Cuthbert’s Way in the Borders. All the arrangements worked very well especially having David’s services as chauffeur. It really made a big difference.

The school half term holiday saw us joining up with The Birches in Aviemore principally for Emily and me to do the Aviemore Half Marathon. We both managed to finish and were cheered to the finish line by Richard, Caitlin, Roslyn and Suse. We were lucky with the weather and spent a great day at the Museum of Country Life with Caitlin and Roslyn


Later in October we popped across to Edinburgh to see Ned Boulting’s “Tour de Ned” show about this year’s Tour de France. Needless to say, we enjoyed Ned’s scatterbrained stories especially when he spills the beans about David Millar.

Meanwhile Jo has been regaling us with stories of Johnny’s footballing prowess and is quite the proud “Soccer Mum”