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Pinched Ideas – A Year in Pictures…

Pinched from A Long-Ayelander because it was such a funky idea even if its a little late in the New Year. So here it is, a year in pictures…
January
Back home in the north east, from a day out in Dunstanburgh, look at the sky…
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February
Being silly while ill… lets leave that there…
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March

Enjoying the views (and the weather), easter break in Greece, where I ended up at Acrocorinth
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April
Orchid fair… pretty!
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May

A perfect spring day, Sweetheart Abbey.
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June

Jousting at Linlithgow… scary stuff, one of the jousters dislocated his shoulder in the first session…

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July

Back in the trenches… Pollok excavations. Always fun being an archaeologist on public digs, conversation usually runs along the lines of “You’re a PhD Student, that is great, what do you study?”, me: “Greek pottery”, and then either silence or “why are you digging in Scotland?”

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August

Edradour distillery… I had to include this one, didn’t I?

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September

Edinburgh Zoo and hyperactive honey badger… of course…

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October

Undergraduate field trip to Dunnadd, we didn’t loose any students… well at least not this time. It has been known…

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November

Castle Campbell, looking all autumny and ever so slightly depressing…

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December

New Year in Ireland, at Glendalough

So Et Voilà! A year in pictures…


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Educating my Other Half

For all the time I have been going out with my other half he hasn’t been a fan of whisky. Until this summer, when we went to Edradour distillery near Pitlochry. Surprisingly he liked it. Then he tried Laphroaig Quarter Cask and liked that.

We’re now in the happy position of trying various different types of whisky. So far we have tried an awful lot… Glengoyne, Edradour, Edradour Cask Finish, Ballechin, Bunnahabhain, the Balvenie, Auchentoshan, Highland Park, Jura, Jura Superstition, Tallisker, Tobermory, Glenkinchie, Dalmore, Ardbeg….and there are a lot more, we’ve started keeping a list.

He even bought a book by Ian Banks where he travelled around Scotland visiting various distilleries, with various nice cars. Good book, would reccommend it – its just a bad influence on those who like whisky…

Speaking of which, a wee nip wouldn’t be a terrible thing, would it?