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Music from the Balconies – Ed Ruscha and Los Angeles

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:45:25 +0000

The Music from the Balconies – Ed Ruscha and Los Angeles exhibition runs until 29 April 2018 in Modern One at the Scottish National Gallery for Modern Art in Edinburgh. Below are photos of some pieces featured in the show. It’s free to enter the Music from the Balconies – Ed Ruscha and Los Angeles exhibition. […]



Britannia Panopticon in Glasgow

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 05:34:58 +0000

Glasgow’s Britannia Panopticon is the world’s oldest surviving music hall. It opened in the late 1850s. One of Britannia Panopticon’s claims to fame is that the sixteen year old Stan Laurel (of Laurel and Hardy) made this first stage appearance there. There’s plenty of memorabilia to see including costumes, musical instruments, photos and posters. There are […]



Visiting the Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis in Porto

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 05:07:56 +0000

I visited the Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis in Porto on a Sunday when I thought that it was free to enter. It was rather embarassing as when I sauntered in, a member of staff came after me saying that I had to pay an admission fee. I turned out that free admission is […]



Booking a Hotel on the Expedia Website

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 17:33:07 +0000

I’ve been thinking about spending the night in Broughty Ferry, near Dundee in Scotland, for months. When I spotted the Fisherman’s Tavern, one of the most highly rated places to stay in Broughty Ferry, for only £34 for a Monday night for a twin room, including breakfast, in a sale on the Expedia travel website, […]



Review of Elia Greek Resaurant Glasgow

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:37:22 +0000

The Elia Greek restaurant is located in Glasgow’s George Square. I had lunch there with our son Simon. The two course set menu cost £7 per person. Bread and olives were brought to our table. For starter, I had Taramasalata (cod roe dip). Simon had Dolmades (vine leaves stuffed with rice and minced meat). which […]



The Scottish Colourists at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Glasgow

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 05:56:04 +0000

There’s a permanent exhibition of the works of the Scottish Colourists at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow. Here are photos of some of my favourite paintings. Still Life – White Roses by Peploe Interior – The Orange Blind by Cadell Roses by Peploe Barra by Peploe A Lady in Black by Cadell The […]



Hawaii: A Travel Guide Island-by-Island

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 11:46:45 +0000

If you’ve never been to Hawaii you might be asking yourself which island you should visit. Each island has a little something different to offer depending on your interests. No matter where you end up, booking your stay in one of the many vacation rentals in Hawaii is always a good idea. These luxury rentals […]



International Poster Exhibition 2017 at The Lighthouse Glasgow

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 18:47:12 +0000

The International Poster Exhibition is on at The Lighthouse in Glasgow until 25 November 2017. It’s part of the Graphic Design Festival Scotland. My favourite poster was one depicting Martin Luther King wearing a Trump-like baseball cap with the caption ‘This was not my dream’.



Review of Kaleido Restaurant Malaga

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 05:09:10 +0000

When I was in the Spanish city of Malaga, I decided to treat myself to lunch at the Kaleido Restaurant, which is situated on the prom at the port. I’m usually on the lookout for a menu of the day for around 10 Euro. At Kaleido, the lunch set menu was more expensive at 17 […]



Review of the County Hotel in North Berwick

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 06:15:13 +0000

I stayed at the County Hotel North Berwick on a Sunday night in mid September 2017. I’ve visited the Scottish east coast town of North Berwick many times on day trips, but I was tempted to stay for the night when I found a single room for £19 for the night, on a room only […]