A trip to Islay, Scotland

So the last couple of weeks you might have noticed there were no new blog entries because I was away in the wilds of Scotland. The weather was searingly hot not something you normally associate with Scottish summers but with Islay sheltered from the gulf stream and a lack of trees on the island the sun would really beat down.
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A brush with fame, or a tribute to Neil Gaiman

If you follow me on Twitter you might have noticed this weekend’s tweets were mostly about my trip through to Edinburgh to see Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy performed live.

I used to watch Hitchhiker’s when I was a kid mesmerized by the somewhat simple special effects and computer style animations created by TV wizards at the BBC. I’ve always loved the music of science fiction series as well. There’s something familiar and so optimistic about their cheery jingles, the Hitchhiker’s one being particularly memorable.
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Scottish pottery adventures

Over the long weekend I took the opportunity to get away and visit Scotland, I initially wanted to go visit some of my old University friends but then I realised I’d be around for potfest!

Our weekend started with a trip to Edinburgh, I was quite determined to visit a knitting shop I’d heard about called K1. I certainly wasn’t disappointed when I got there! I thought it was a great little shop selling some really good quality knitting yarns and other materials.
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