Tuesday, September 16, 2008
The picture is of a Scottish loch (I can’t remember which right now). There were times when we drove though parts of Argyll and the lochs were just so beautiful. On Friday we went to Glencoe and a couple of the lochs were so perfectly still that there was a fantastic reflection on them. If you ever have the chance to go to Scotland, go to the Glencoe region, it is so beautiful there.
Being in Argyll we were not far from a lot of the places I went through when I walked the West Highland Way a couple of years ago – a 95 mile walk from Milngavie to Fort William. It was really nice to go back and see places that I saw previously weighted down with a back pack. It did also bring back the memory of having such a raw sole to one of my feet that one night when we were staying in a youth hostel I was in such pain that a stranger helped me in the middle of the night and the only way we could cover the size of the sore was for her to give me a panty liner to cushion my foot. If you do use this method as a plaster one day then make sure you put the absorbent side against your foot and secure it with some tape, don’t attempt to stick it with the pad’s adhesive. Just in case there was any doubt about that. Anyway, it worked a treat. I would recommend walking the West Highland Way, just make sure you have toughened your feet up a bit first.
G and I drank quite a lot of Irn Bru while we were in Scotland and G also mentioned that you can get Irn Bru bars. So we went in search of these, which have now actually been slightly rebranded and are Wham bars. I think the reason why they were rebranded is that many years ago Marti Pellow’s (he of Wet Wet Wet fame) girlfriend sued the manufacturers, as she believed that the Irn Bru bars had damaged her teeth. Well, it is made of girders. Apparently.
I leave you with the latest Irn Bru advert (some details about it are here).