2 May 2017

Reveille?

A few of those who know me probably suspected that my "Last Post" previous post might not actually be my last post. I have said it before and recanted before. There were reasons, but situations change. I am pondering a reawakening of this blog and I have opened up for comments again. Does anybody care? I thought about taking this decision while sitting looking over the top of my laptop at the scene below in the lounge of our hotel on the Isle of Bute. It was a deserted and vast old hotel which seemed to me to be rather full of ghosts, even though I don't really believe in ghosts, although one of them seemed to be whispering something in my ear... or perhaps it was just the beer.



12 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

We have lift-off.
Lovely to see you back. I have been wondering how life is treating you and yours.

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

Hello Sue, Child of the Elephant. Life has been treating us all well, thanks, which is partly the reason for the few months of silence. I am older now, however, which just keeps happening (fortunately). I will catch up with your blogging soon. Quite busy these days, but pleasantly busy. I hope you are ok.

CherryPie said...

I was waiting for you re-emerge from you chrysalis :-)

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

Chrysalis? Am I now a transformed and winged creature ready to fly? Or to be eaten by the lizards? Hello Cherie. Thanks for dropping by. (Now I need to try to turn off damned annoying comment verification procedures. Sigh.)

CherryPie said...

I see you as being ready to fly as you always were (before you settled in our chrysalis) ;-)

Claude said...

I believe in beer whisperer!
Beautiful photos.

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

Bonjour Claude. I do believe in beer (moderately).

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

...and My Margaret's grandmother came from the small Isle of Bute, born in the 1890s when it was much more isolated, and so our children have some Bute DNA in them, which was maybe calling to me from the ghosts in the old hotel. Those long empty corridors... We seemed to be the only guests in our entire vast wing... Have you ever seen The Shining? I thought of it as I sat alone in that dark empty lounge, writing in utter silence, but the ghosties were nice ones, if there at all. It was a strange but nice visit. We plan to return. More whispers to follow?

Sean Jeating said...

Now, that's a morning-surprise, contributes Sean, herewith paying tribute to the whispering ghost(s).
Well, third bute is a charm: The view is buteyful.

Did you enjoy a 2 Nights Short Break?

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

We did enjoy, Sean. And hello again here.

susan said...

How delightful to see you've returned as 'all work and no play can make Andrew a dull boy'. It looks a beautiful place so long as you weren't registered in Room 237.

Welcome back!

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

Hi Susan, to be in the last room at the end of a long corridor on the 3rd floor was a bit odd, given that we did not encounter a single other person in the hallways and stairs, although a few were in the bar (though I did not actually check they cast reflections in mirrors). It was good though, but we did think the owners should pay a small boy to cycle a little toy kart around the deserted corridors, to add a bit more atmosphere.