Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Escape!


Inveraray Pier
Originally uploaded by goforchris.
Had a touristy sort of day today, involving a trip to Inveraray (pictured), a visit to an art gallery to buy prints, two visits to the excellent Brambles eatery (great home baking and superior coffee) and a stop off at loch Fyne Oysters to buy salmon and venison. We also managed a brisk trot round the castle between showers of hail.

Then it was home to the growing interest in the Process Blogging that my students are doing. I must say I can't see why it isn't glaringly obvious to anyone involved in teaching writing that the demands of a readership beyond the classroom will spark the interest of most embryonic writers; if *I* feel the need to keep posting now at my advanced age, how much more stimulating would I have found the medium in my teens?

A visit from Duffy rounded off the day. But there is a fly in the otherwise emollient ointment of my life at present:
My Ancient Person's Scotland-wide Bus pass has not yet arrived. From April 1st the highways of this realm will be flowing with liberated oldies, scooshing about gratis from Coldstream to Cromarty - but unless someone gets the finger out I, alas, will not be one of them. I have handed the form and the photo in to the taciturn man in the post office - but then silence. I have a trip to Perth coming up, and I rather fancied going on a bus with my iPod, even if it does take half a day. I fear this may not happen, though there are a couple of days left.

I'm holding my breath....

4 comments:

  1. It was great seeing you both. You are looking so well and have had, and are about to have, so many adventures.

    Don't hold your breath too long - it could be fatal!

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  2. Jimmy1:17 PM

    Brevity

    When I was 20 I thought that 50
    was a thousand years away
    but now I'm 50
    I think that 60 and 70
    are tomorrow and the next day
    And now I'm 50
    (no matter what you say)
    I know that 20
    is a thousand years away

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  3. Ah but Jimmy - I'm still 20 in my head!

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  4. Get this. The people at Freebus don't know I exist. This is what they said in a mail on Friday: "I do not currently see any record of your application and you have not stated how recently you applied so it may still be due to be processed. However I am sending another application form to you today for completion."

    Dead efficient, eh?

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