Janine & Graeme Robertson


Janine & Graeme Robertson

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Greater London June 30th 2011

Found the Coylet Inn no problems. What a beautiful setting - and the little inn is very quaint. Had an interesting meal there. Graeme ordered the house specialty of sausages, mash, yorkshire pud and gravy. The dish came served in a yorkshire pudding big enough to row across to the other side of Loch Eck!! Needless to say he didn't manage to eat it all - but did make a heroic effort all the same. We intended to stay at the Coylet Inn for a couple of nights, as it is so beautiful and so peaceful, but the weather finally caught up with us, so we headed south to Glasgow. Glasgow is not very pretty (or very clean) but has some great shops and restaurants (reminds me a bit of Melbourne - but not so attractive). ... read more
West coast of Wales
Tucking into a cream tea.
Eden Project

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Argyll » Oban June 25th 2011

A great trip to the Orkneys (3 hour drive each way - 45 minutes on the ferry and 5 hour bus tour around 5 islands) Very fertile place but no trees - too windy & cold. Saw an amazing - huge - stone circle and a neolithic Pictish dwelling site. Drove to the northwest coast (Ullapool) via the Falls of Shin and watched salmon trying to leap over the falls to get upstream. Awesome scenery on the west coast! Left Aviemore on the 18th and on to Fort William for a couple of days. Visited Glen Coe (very beautiful area where we got some great photos - site where the Campbells murdered the McDonalds) and on to the Bonnie Bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. Trip to Pitlochry - the home of Clan Robertson. Visited Clan Donnachaidh ... read more
Glen Coe
Clan Donnachaidh museum
Getting into a taste of the wee drop.

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Inverness-shire » Aviemore June 13th 2011

After the wedding in the south of France we headed back to Paris for a final farewell. Went to Giverny by bus to visit Monet's garden. Unfortunately it was a holiday in France, and the garden had been heavily promoted within France, so the crowds were HUGE. Still it was lovely. Our final night in Paris was a flaming sucess, and we were given a warm farewell. Or at least Graeme was - the waiter spilled flaming Grand Marnier into his lap when flaming his crepe!!! No lasting damage, but I think the waiter may have PTSD as a result - to say nothing of Graeme. Eurostar to London. Our hotel in Russell Square was a pleasant surprise, with our room being quiet, clean and spacious. Hop on Hop off bus tour of all major sights, ... read more
Janine at Edinburgh castle just before the thunder storm
Graeme looking for Nessie at Loch Ness
Graeme with our little car

Europe » France » Limousin June 1st 2011

Travelled from Paris to Limoges where we hired a Renault for a week. Graeme found the left hand side drive a bit of a challenge, but coped admirably - returned the car without any scratches, but was a bit dented himself. The 5 day wedding extravaganza was great, but exhausting for all, as we fitted so much in to the time, and met so many new and lovely people. The Poms "say" they won the cricket, but there is some doubt about the scoring. After quite a few drinks most admitted defeat. The wedding was most colourful, with all the ladies being fitted with fascinators from the costumery, the men being presented with colourful buttoniers, and the groom dressed in purple satin! Melanie looked absolutely lovely in a sort of grecian style gown of cream. Lyn ... read more
Melanie's house
Inside Mel's house
Mel & Pete

Europe » France » Île-de-France May 21st 2011

Ahhh - Paris!!!! Our apartment is just like it was on the web photos. Gorgeous - so cute, so Parisienne, so... PINK. Is well equipped, with snacks, fruit and a bottle of wine to welcome us. There restaurants and boulangerie everywhere! Went to Montmartre and Sacre Couer. Sacre Couer is very beautiful inside, and outside it looks stunning from a distqnce, but sadly the beatiful white marble that it is built from is quite grubby needs some TLC. Today we visited the Louvre. What a marathon!!! It is enormous, and we covered about 1/2 of it. And I know for a fact we saw several exhibitions more than once, because we were going around in circles trying to find our way out. After a brief recovery nap we headed off this evening to the Moulin Rouge. ... read more
Eiffel tower from Montmartre
Lunch at Montmartre
Admiring the Louvre from across the Seine

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