Monthly Archives: November 2014

Lammer Law, Lammermuir Hills

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After escaping from Edinburgh, we headed east to the edge of the Lammermuir Hills. Although it was a nice day, it was fresh and there was low cloud drifting across the summits. But still some nice view back toward to the Firth of Forth. The most important thing being to get a bit of a leg stretch after several very… Read more »

Linlithgow and Beescraig Country Park

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A lovely little cottage, modern but with some character, and a chance to catch up on the laundry! Picking the best weather day of the week for a walk, we headed off up a hill for the view, then through the country park. That turned into a bit of and expedition when the path through the forest was blocked by… Read more »


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This morning our friends arrived and we colleges them from the airport, and then headed into the city. I’ve been to Edinburgh before for work, but remember nothing of the visit, even though I was in Princes Street. I don’t even remember seeing the castle, which was directly opposite. Bizarre. Anyway, we started with a fancy lunch in The Dome,… Read more »

Largo Bay, Firth of Forth

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A day of two halves. Well for Mel, I had two pints. More on that shortly. We wild camped the night in Leven, troubled only slightly by youths with fireworks, but they were just having fun so leave them be. They weren’t interested in us, we just happened to be in their favourite loitering spot. Come the morning and a… Read more »


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What more befitting of a place called Skye, but a lovely sunset. We spent most of the drive just driving around looking at the views, at least what we could see of them through the persistent rain. But the evening cleared at the appropriate moment for a lovely sunset. Then it blew a gale and pissed some more until we… Read more »

iOS 8.1 Reports LTE Personal Hotspot When iPhone Reports ‘No Signal’

I’ve experienced this same problem several times since the release of iOS 8.0, but as the problem persists in 8.1 I thought it worthy of an article. The setup is as follows: Unlocked iPhone 5s running iOS 8.1 iPad Air (Wifi) running iOS 8.1 Bluetooth enabled on both devices Same Apple ID used on both devices The above results in… Read more »

Applecross Pass

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Sunday was spent in the pub. The delightful Applecross Inn. We’d taken the slow road around then northern side of the peninsula, arrived during a shower and decided that we’d walk later if it blew over, whilst using an early lunch. In the end, we got talking to a Dutch couple with very similar interests, listened to some nice, love… Read more »