Author Archives: Lonnie

Ready to give thanks!

The smell from this is amazing. These are our pumpkin pies getting ready for thanks giving. Bring it on!

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Crikey it’s hot!

We’re currently in the middle of a heatwave in the UK. I believe it’s just been declared the hottest June day since 1976. The BBC have a great article on what to do when it’s this hot and it includes: … Continue reading

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It takes all sorts

Sometimes listening to house music (through headphones) in an otherwise quiet laboratory makes me happy. Now is one of those moments. (NB: I don’t normally listen to house music)

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Day 2 into Kirk Yetholm

After a late start (due to some time spent looking around the Jedburgh Abbey) the pilgrims were starting to see the signs Yep, we had more distance to cover than daylight left. Luckily we found a pub in Morebattle to … Continue reading

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Jedburgh and Day 2

Jedburgh is a lovely little place. We were staying in Spread Eagle hotel which was as architecturally hodgepodge as you would expect from a 17th  century Inn. The following morning we checked out the Abbey. It is one of the … Continue reading

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St Cuthbert’s way -day 1

We’re off! St Cuthbert’s way is a pilgrimage from Melrose to Holy Island in the Scottish Borders. We started by walking out of Melrose straight up a hill. Well, no point beating around the bush!  Great views! A bit misty/rainy … Continue reading

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Melrose, St Cuthbert’s way starting point

We start our walk in Melrose. The abbey here (besides being ruined ) is amazing and interesting.  Many things make it significant. It is large and impressive You can dress up like a monk And they believe that Robert the … Continue reading

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A walk in the north

Friends have convinced me to walk St Cuthbert’s way. A scenic walk from Melrose to Holy Island in the Scottish Borders. So, firstly we have to get there. We drove to Durham and stayed the night to get into the … Continue reading

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What a pair!

I don’t know if admitted this, but I love English post office boxes. The reigning monarch’s royal cypher dates them. Anyway, I thought these two looked great!

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When you know you are about to get wet

I was checking out the Botanical Gardens in Oxford when I looked up. Time to go home!

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