Archive for May, 2008

Journey through Scotland 5/5

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

Edinburgh on a sunday morning is really quite lovely, and especially so with the kind of clear blue sky we were blessed with (again!). After getting up rather late for a change, we ventured out and onto the Royal mile, a.k.a. the great amount of straight road climbing down from the Castle. It was as […]

Journey through Scotland 4/5

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

Waking up in Castle Borthwick did really feel mighty fine. Breakfast was had in the same hall as the previous night, in a strange table arrangement that would apparently have all guests sitting together and mingling happily. Luckily we came down quite late and most were already done. Still… I can’t really imagine who books […]

Journey through Scotland 3/5

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Another morning, another chance to fill up on the now infamous Scottish breakfast. This time, we passed! Back in the car, we headed on south toward the Stirling area. Our first stop was Inchmahome Priory, an old monastery sitting on its own island and thus requiring the use of a small boat to get to […]

Journey through Scotland 2/5

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

The next morning was my first introduction to the “full scottish breakfast”, although only fromĀ a reasonably safe distance across the table. Sausage, eggs, bacon, black pudding, beans and more such diet fare I no doubt forget. A valiant effort was made by Ruth to rise up to the task but it soon became apparent that […]

Journey through Scotland 1/5

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

A lot has happened since the last post on this blog… a lot I will probably not relate in much detail. I went to Case for a week. The CNRS decided they didn’t like dark matter this year after all. I flew out to Cambridge for a few days (which Ruth will probably talk about […]