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  • About by: sandy

    December 2, 2009, 18:43

    'The McMillans' are a Scottish family now widely dispersed. The aim of this blog is to share and communicate events in our lives.

    • Contact by: sandy

      December 3, 2009, 09:22

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    • Privacy Policy by: sandy

      December 3, 2009, 20:03

      Privacy and Personal Information This site stores personal information relating to authorised users. The stored information may include any or all of the…

  • Site Map by: sandy

    December 6, 2009, 06:50

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  • Subscription Confirmation by: sandy

    August 8, 2011, 17:59

    Thank you for confirming your subscription to the McMillans. You can unsubscribe at any time in the future using the links on the right sidebar on post…


Blog Posts

  • Travel & Tourism  (38)

    Travel and tourism topics

    • A blustery walk by: sandy

      September 14, 2017, 22:00

      It was fairly windy for our final day of hill walking when we visited a couple of Munros which were dropped from the itinerary for our first day due to the…

    • A fine circuit by: sandy

      September 12, 2017, 22:00

      Day 3 provided some better weather and we had a fine circuit of 4 munros to the east of Glen Shee. A rest day to follow!

    • Heads below the clouds! by: sandy

      September 11, 2017, 22:00

      Our second day and another day of low clouds, so we took a walk up the glen... Unfortunately, my boots were soaked from the day before and I did my feet…

    • Heads in the clouds by: sandy

      September 10, 2017, 22:00

      The first day of Neil and my holiday in Braemar and my carefully planned itinerary is flushed down the burn!  The cloud base was just above the car parking at…

    • A Blustery Walk by: sandy

      September 23, 2016, 23:18

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    • Hard Slog by: sandy

      September 22, 2016, 23:51

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    • Neil's Happy Birthday by: sandy

      September 20, 2016, 23:25

      No description found for this item.

    • An Old Friend Missed! by: sandy

      September 18, 2016, 23:54

      No description found for this item.

    • First Guests at Makosieje 18 by: sandy

      November 17, 2012, 10:54

      Makosieje 18 - Jonathan and Aneta's new holiday home near Ełk in the Mazury In late October Katharine, Neil and I were delighted to be the first guests in…

    • Off the Warsaw tourist trail (almost)! by: sandy

      August 22, 2012, 15:42

      For some time I've been aware that there's a horse racing track in Warsaw (Tor Służewiec ), but it's poorly covered in English language tourist guides and…

    • Conival and Ben More Assynt by: sandy

      July 15, 2012, 05:37

      This post takes me back a few weeks to Neil and my holiday based in Ullapool where we did a bit of Munro bagging - our last walk on 24 May took in Conival…

    • Ben Wyvis by: sandy

      June 10, 2012, 09:38

      My plan for the week in Ullapool with Neil was to have three days Munro bagging with intervening rest days. After our walk on Sunday, our plan on Tuesday 22…

    • Not Quite Everest by: sandy

      June 2, 2012, 12:52

      It seems much longer than 2 weeks ago that I was reading Wade Davis' "Into The Silence: The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest". Initially I found…

    • Down Home - Campbeltown by: sandy

      May 27, 2012, 18:34

      Although born and raised in Campbeltown (Gaelic: Ceann Loch Chille Chiarain) my connections to the town were pretty  much severed around 1980.  I've since…

    • Tangier, Morocco by: sandy

      March 24, 2012, 14:55

      For the next few weeks I'll be in Tangier, Morocco.  I've settled in to a hotel on the sea front in the centre of Tangier - the Spanish coast can be seen…

    • On the road (again). by: sandy

      March 19, 2012, 06:14

      We appear to have just seen the arrival of spring here in Warsaw. I've dusted off my bikes and had a couple of pleasant cycle rides. However, this only the…

    • Direction Copenhagen by: sandy

      June 27, 2011, 06:00

      Vanessa and I had three and a half days to explore Copenhagen at the last weekend of May - it wasn't enough to do justice to all the many attractions of the…

    • Northern Irish Adventures! by: kath

      May 7, 2011, 20:28

      Rob and I arrived in Belfast on the very early morning ferry at 6am, we were starving so first things first a greasy spoon for breakfast... Two sausages, black…

    • Zegrzyńskie Canal by: sandy

      July 24, 2010, 06:07

      On Saturday 17 July 2010, I took one of my favourite cycle rides - from Warsaw to Nieporęt following the Zegrzińskie Canal. We were in the middle of a…

    • Tripolis Ticked Off! by: sandy

      July 17, 2010, 16:58

      On 2 July 2010 I visited my third and last of Libya's three cities (Tripolis), Sabratha, which is to the west of Tripoli on the Mediterranean coast.   The…

    • Kath & Rob do Warsaw! by: sandy

      July 17, 2010, 07:11

      Rob and Kath came to Warsaw for a short visit and vodka tasting at the beginning of June 2010.  We were also under threat of flooding in Warsaw at the time…

    • Sand, not Ash! by: sandy

      May 16, 2010, 12:59

      When I arranged to meet up with Vanessa on 7 May for a weekend in Rome, I had some worry that the volcanic ash might cause delays to her flight from…

    • Lentil(?) Curry by: sandy

      March 17, 2010, 07:10

      Son Neil visited Warsaw for a week at the beginning of March.  Among other things we tested our culinary skills with the intention of making one of my…

    • Heating Up in Tripoli by: sandy

      February 20, 2010, 05:51

      Leaving a snow bound sub-zero Warsaw on Monday, I'm now enjoying some warm weather in Tripoli, Libya, where temperatures yesterday (Friday) were near 30°C. …

    • Open Water by: sandy

      February 13, 2010, 12:07

      During January I was enjoying relatively balmy weather in Libya when I heard on a Polish satellite television channel that the Vistula was frozen.  As recent…

    • Hereford Holiday by: sandy

      January 21, 2010, 04:51

      As has now become traditional, immediately after New Year we took a week's rental of a holiday home.  This year we were near Ledbury in Herefordshire and…

    • New Year! by: vanessa

      January 8, 2010, 14:26

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    • Buy business, fly economy! by: sandy

      December 17, 2009, 17:23

      As the scheduled airlines bemoan the loss of business class customers due to the recession, they really need to look at their offer and consider why customers…

    • Family Holidays  (18)

      Family holiday topics

      • A blustery walk by: sandy

        September 14, 2017, 22:00

        It was fairly windy for our final day of hill walking when we visited a couple of Munros which were dropped from the itinerary for our first day due to the…

      • A fine circuit by: sandy

        September 12, 2017, 22:00

        Day 3 provided some better weather and we had a fine circuit of 4 munros to the east of Glen Shee. A rest day to follow!

      • Heads below the clouds! by: sandy

        September 11, 2017, 22:00

        Our second day and another day of low clouds, so we took a walk up the glen... Unfortunately, my boots were soaked from the day before and I did my feet…

      • Heads in the clouds by: sandy

        September 10, 2017, 22:00

        The first day of Neil and my holiday in Braemar and my carefully planned itinerary is flushed down the burn!  The cloud base was just above the car parking at…

      • A Blustery Walk by: sandy

        September 23, 2016, 23:18

        No description found for this item.

      • Hard Slog by: sandy

        September 22, 2016, 23:51

        No description found for this item.

      • Neil's Happy Birthday by: sandy

        September 20, 2016, 23:25

        No description found for this item.

      • A Semi-Rest Day by: sandy

        September 19, 2016, 23:25

        No description found for this item.

      • An Old Friend Missed! by: sandy

        September 18, 2016, 23:54

        No description found for this item.

      • First Guests at Makosieje 18 by: sandy

        November 17, 2012, 10:54

        Makosieje 18 - Jonathan and Aneta's new holiday home near Ełk in the Mazury In late October Katharine, Neil and I were delighted to be the first guests in…

      • Conival and Ben More Assynt by: sandy

        July 15, 2012, 05:37

        This post takes me back a few weeks to Neil and my holiday based in Ullapool where we did a bit of Munro bagging - our last walk on 24 May took in Conival…

      • Ben Wyvis by: sandy

        June 10, 2012, 09:38

        My plan for the week in Ullapool with Neil was to have three days Munro bagging with intervening rest days. After our walk on Sunday, our plan on Tuesday 22…

      • Not Quite Everest by: sandy

        June 2, 2012, 12:52

        It seems much longer than 2 weeks ago that I was reading Wade Davis' "Into The Silence: The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest". Initially I found…

      • Down Home - Campbeltown by: sandy

        May 27, 2012, 18:34

        Although born and raised in Campbeltown (Gaelic: Ceann Loch Chille Chiarain) my connections to the town were pretty  much severed around 1980.  I've since…

      • Northern Irish Adventures! by: kath

        May 7, 2011, 20:28

        Rob and I arrived in Belfast on the very early morning ferry at 6am, we were starving so first things first a greasy spoon for breakfast... Two sausages, black…

      • Kath & Rob do Warsaw! by: sandy

        July 17, 2010, 07:11

        Rob and Kath came to Warsaw for a short visit and vodka tasting at the beginning of June 2010.  We were also under threat of flooding in Warsaw at the time…

      • Hereford Holiday by: sandy

        January 21, 2010, 04:51

        As has now become traditional, immediately after New Year we took a week's rental of a holiday home.  This year we were near Ledbury in Herefordshire and…

      • New Year! by: vanessa

        January 8, 2010, 14:26

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    • Places of Interest  (20)
      • Heads below the clouds! by: sandy

        September 11, 2017, 22:00

        Our second day and another day of low clouds, so we took a walk up the glen... Unfortunately, my boots were soaked from the day before and I did my feet…

      • A Blustery Walk by: sandy

        September 23, 2016, 23:18

        No description found for this item.

      • Hard Slog by: sandy

        September 22, 2016, 23:51

        No description found for this item.

      • Neil's Happy Birthday by: sandy

        September 20, 2016, 23:25

        No description found for this item.

      • First Guests at Makosieje 18 by: sandy

        November 17, 2012, 10:54

        Makosieje 18 - Jonathan and Aneta's new holiday home near Ełk in the Mazury In late October Katharine, Neil and I were delighted to be the first guests in…

      • Off the Warsaw tourist trail (almost)! by: sandy

        August 22, 2012, 15:42

        For some time I've been aware that there's a horse racing track in Warsaw (Tor Służewiec ), but it's poorly covered in English language tourist guides and…

      • Ben Wyvis by: sandy

        June 10, 2012, 09:38

        My plan for the week in Ullapool with Neil was to have three days Munro bagging with intervening rest days. After our walk on Sunday, our plan on Tuesday 22…

      • Not Quite Everest by: sandy

        June 2, 2012, 12:52

        It seems much longer than 2 weeks ago that I was reading Wade Davis' "Into The Silence: The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest". Initially I found…

      • Down Home - Campbeltown by: sandy

        May 27, 2012, 18:34

        Although born and raised in Campbeltown (Gaelic: Ceann Loch Chille Chiarain) my connections to the town were pretty  much severed around 1980.  I've since…

      • Tangier, Morocco by: sandy

        March 24, 2012, 14:55

        For the next few weeks I'll be in Tangier, Morocco.  I've settled in to a hotel on the sea front in the centre of Tangier - the Spanish coast can be seen…

      • Direction Copenhagen by: sandy

        June 27, 2011, 06:00

        Vanessa and I had three and a half days to explore Copenhagen at the last weekend of May - it wasn't enough to do justice to all the many attractions of the…

      • Zegrzyńskie Canal by: sandy

        July 24, 2010, 06:07

        On Saturday 17 July 2010, I took one of my favourite cycle rides - from Warsaw to Nieporęt following the Zegrzińskie Canal. We were in the middle of a…

      • Tripolis Ticked Off! by: sandy

        July 17, 2010, 16:58

        On 2 July 2010 I visited my third and last of Libya's three cities (Tripolis), Sabratha, which is to the west of Tripoli on the Mediterranean coast.   The…

      • Heating Up in Tripoli by: sandy

        February 20, 2010, 05:51

        Leaving a snow bound sub-zero Warsaw on Monday, I'm now enjoying some warm weather in Tripoli, Libya, where temperatures yesterday (Friday) were near 30°C. …

      • Open Water by: sandy

        February 13, 2010, 12:07

        During January I was enjoying relatively balmy weather in Libya when I heard on a Polish satellite television channel that the Vistula was frozen.  As recent…

      • Hereford Holiday by: sandy

        January 21, 2010, 04:51

        As has now become traditional, immediately after New Year we took a week's rental of a holiday home.  This year we were near Ledbury in Herefordshire and…

      • Wintry Warsaw Lit Up by: sandy

        December 15, 2009, 08:29

        Winter has finally arrived in Warsaw with a snow fall on Monday coating the City white and nicely setting off the Christmas decorations which light up the…

      • Lebanon in the Rain - Byblos and Tripoli by: sandy

        December 12, 2009, 14:56

        On the third day, 3 November 09, of our visit to Lebanon there was no let up in the rain, so we set off prepared to get soaked again on the second day of our…

      • Leptis Magna Image Gallery by: sandy

        December 4, 2009, 12:19

        This gallery shows images from Leptis Magna which were not used in the narrative post.

      • Leptis Magna, Libya by: sandy

        December 2, 2009, 21:18

        Leptis Magna, around 130km east of Tripoli, Libya, is one of the most extensive and best preserved Roman sites around the Mediterranean. It's been designated…

    • Short Trips  (15)

      Short trips such as weekend visits

      • An Old Friend Missed! by: sandy

        September 18, 2016, 23:54

        No description found for this item.

      • Cheese Sandwiches and a Flask of Barszcz by: sandy

        March 17, 2013, 15:58

        Bright sunshine today drew me to the Kampinos National Park (Kampinoski Park Narodowy) to test my knee (injured in the autumn) on a 14km hike in the snow in…

      • First Guests at Makosieje 18 by: sandy

        November 17, 2012, 10:54

        Makosieje 18 - Jonathan and Aneta's new holiday home near Ełk in the Mazury In late October Katharine, Neil and I were delighted to be the first guests in…

      • On the road (again). by: sandy

        March 19, 2012, 06:14

        We appear to have just seen the arrival of spring here in Warsaw. I've dusted off my bikes and had a couple of pleasant cycle rides. However, this only the…

      • Wrap Up by: sandy

        December 31, 2011, 16:55

        Just a quick wrap up to round out the year - dumplings, cycling, visits to UK and visitors in Poland. The Famous Clootie Dumpling Rembering my grandmother's…

      • Direction Copenhagen by: sandy

        June 27, 2011, 06:00

        Vanessa and I had three and a half days to explore Copenhagen at the last weekend of May - it wasn't enough to do justice to all the many attractions of the…

      • Zegrzyńskie Canal by: sandy

        July 24, 2010, 06:07

        On Saturday 17 July 2010, I took one of my favourite cycle rides - from Warsaw to Nieporęt following the Zegrzińskie Canal. We were in the middle of a…

      • Tripolis Ticked Off! by: sandy

        July 17, 2010, 16:58

        On 2 July 2010 I visited my third and last of Libya's three cities (Tripolis), Sabratha, which is to the west of Tripoli on the Mediterranean coast.   The…

      • Kath & Rob do Warsaw! by: sandy

        July 17, 2010, 07:11

        Rob and Kath came to Warsaw for a short visit and vodka tasting at the beginning of June 2010.  We were also under threat of flooding in Warsaw at the time…

      • Sand, not Ash! by: sandy

        May 16, 2010, 12:59

        When I arranged to meet up with Vanessa on 7 May for a weekend in Rome, I had some worry that the volcanic ash might cause delays to her flight from…

      • Lentil(?) Curry by: sandy

        March 17, 2010, 07:10

        Son Neil visited Warsaw for a week at the beginning of March.  Among other things we tested our culinary skills with the intention of making one of my…

      • Lebanon in the Rain - Byblos and Tripoli by: sandy

        December 12, 2009, 14:56

        On the third day, 3 November 09, of our visit to Lebanon there was no let up in the rain, so we set off prepared to get soaked again on the second day of our…

      • Lindsay's Warsaw Visit by: sandy

        December 12, 2009, 07:46

        Lindsay made a flying visit to Warsaw for the Caledonian Ball on Saturday 14 November 09.  With Lindsay arriving late on the Friday evening and leaving in the…

      • Lebanon in the Rain - Baalbek, Ksara and Zahle by: sandy

        December 5, 2009, 21:44

        For days 2 and 3 of Kath's visit to Lebanon we rented a car with driver and guide. Louise, our guide and seemingly a perpetual university student, was very…

      • Lebanon in the rain - Beirut by: sandy

        December 5, 2009, 08:39

        When Kath arrived in Lebanon on 31 October 09, so did the rain. And when she left 5 days later, the rain too left!  We spent our first full day, 1 November…

  • Work  (3)

    Events and work, about our careers, etc.

    • Tangier, Morocco by: sandy

      March 24, 2012, 14:55

      For the next few weeks I'll be in Tangier, Morocco.  I've settled in to a hotel on the sea front in the centre of Tangier - the Spanish coast can be seen…

    • On the road (again). by: sandy

      March 19, 2012, 06:14

      We appear to have just seen the arrival of spring here in Warsaw. I've dusted off my bikes and had a couple of pleasant cycle rides. However, this only the…

    • Buy business, fly economy! by: sandy

      December 17, 2009, 17:23

      As the scheduled airlines bemoan the loss of business class customers due to the recession, they really need to look at their offer and consider why customers…

  • Hobbies and Interests  (30)

    Everything to do with our hobbies and interests

    • Target hit! by: sandy

      October 8, 2017, 12:55

      Set out to achieve 10,00okm cycling this year and hit the target yesterday! Veloviewer Info Graphic - 10,000 km Jonathan took the photo below when…

    • A blustery walk by: sandy

      September 14, 2017, 22:00

      It was fairly windy for our final day of hill walking when we visited a couple of Munros which were dropped from the itinerary for our first day due to the…

    • A fine circuit by: sandy

      September 12, 2017, 22:00

      Day 3 provided some better weather and we had a fine circuit of 4 munros to the east of Glen Shee. A rest day to follow!

    • Heads below the clouds! by: sandy

      September 11, 2017, 22:00

      Our second day and another day of low clouds, so we took a walk up the glen... Unfortunately, my boots were soaked from the day before and I did my feet…

    • Heads in the clouds by: sandy

      September 10, 2017, 22:00

      The first day of Neil and my holiday in Braemar and my carefully planned itinerary is flushed down the burn!  The cloud base was just above the car parking at…

    • Bar set for 2017 by: sandy

      December 25, 2016, 11:28

      Each year I do more distance on the bike(s) than the previous year (apart from 2012 when I had some ill health): Cumulative Distance by Year So for…

    • A Blustery Walk by: sandy

      September 23, 2016, 23:18

      No description found for this item.

    • Neil's Happy Birthday by: sandy

      September 20, 2016, 23:25

      No description found for this item.

    • Lindsay's Gran Fondo by: sandy

      August 28, 2016, 23:00

      No description found for this item.

    • Lindsay said "You can't have too many...... by: sandy

      July 18, 2014, 19:46

      ....Bikes!" So I followed her advice... New Bike - Trek Domane 2 Series I collected my new bike from my local bike shop yesterday evening and took…

    • I couldn't walk 500 miles, but... by: sandy

      June 1, 2014, 19:46

      ...I did manage to cycle 106 miles (170.6 km) today (apologies to the Proclaimers)!  Strava, which measures horizontal distance covered is a bit less at 102.2…

    • It's official... by: sandy

      July 29, 2012, 12:53

      After living in Poland for many years, last winter I spent some time taking formal Polish language lessons, sat the intermediate ECL exam in April, and.... …

    • Wrap Up by: sandy

      December 31, 2011, 16:55

      Just a quick wrap up to round out the year - dumplings, cycling, visits to UK and visitors in Poland. The Famous Clootie Dumpling Rembering my grandmother's…

    • Free Agent by: sandy

      August 1, 2011, 22:01

      Woke up this morning as a free agent! After deciding last year that I'd semi-retire in 2011 as a sixty year old, I gave notice and my contract terminated on 31…

    • Success! (at last) by: kath

      May 2, 2011, 13:08

      Having arrived back from Northern Ireland today I thought I'd let you know of my JK success.... 2nd in W21L!!! Whoop whoop! Some might say it's a hollow…

    • Zegrzyńskie Canal by: sandy

      July 24, 2010, 06:07

      On Saturday 17 July 2010, I took one of my favourite cycle rides - from Warsaw to Nieporęt following the Zegrzińskie Canal. We were in the middle of a…

    • On the road again! by: sandy

      April 17, 2010, 17:46

      With winter behind us it was time to get the bicycle out again and attempt to improve my fitness. Following a short 45 minute warm up yesterday, I took a ride…

    • Lentil(?) Curry by: sandy

      March 17, 2010, 07:10

      Son Neil visited Warsaw for a week at the beginning of March.  Among other things we tested our culinary skills with the intention of making one of my…

    • Information Technology  (5)

      Posts related to information technology, computers and computing

      • New Look by: sandy

        August 9, 2011, 09:51

        The McMillans' blog has been given a new look with the Weaver Theme by Bruce Wampler - it has many sub-theme options and is very customisable e.g. the random…

      • Do Adobe policies promote software piracy? by: sandy

        January 1, 2010, 11:55

        On visiting Adobe's web site I found that a downloadable upgrade to my licenced copy of Dreamweaver would apparently cost 9.  This was a price I was…

      • All Backed Up by: sandy

        December 21, 2009, 06:57

        Many users of hosted web servers will, like me, be responsible for making their own regular backups of the their web applications, uploads, and databases.…

      • Web applications for the SME by: sandy

        December 6, 2009, 22:33

        Although I'm primarily a project manager (and a business manager) in the real estate and construction sector in a medium sized business, Europtima, I've long…

      • Web Applications  (4)

        Posts about web applications, the ‘cloud’, Web 2.0 etc.

        • New Look by: sandy

          August 9, 2011, 09:51

          The McMillans' blog has been given a new look with the Weaver Theme by Bruce Wampler - it has many sub-theme options and is very customisable e.g. the random…

        • All Backed Up by: sandy

          December 21, 2009, 06:57

          Many users of hosted web servers will, like me, be responsible for making their own regular backups of the their web applications, uploads, and databases.…

        • Web applications for the SME by: sandy

          December 6, 2009, 22:33

          Although I'm primarily a project manager (and a business manager) in the real estate and construction sector in a medium sized business, Europtima, I've long…

        • Blog Email Plugin by: sandy

          December 4, 2009, 16:03

          This blog is hosted on my account at Fasthosts. They always seem to make it a bit difficult to set up email and I was really struggling to get email working on…

    • Blogging  (3)

      Posts about blogging

      • New Look by: sandy

        August 9, 2011, 09:51

        The McMillans' blog has been given a new look with the Weaver Theme by Bruce Wampler - it has many sub-theme options and is very customisable e.g. the random…

      • Blogging with Style by: sandy

        December 14, 2009, 05:47

        On beginning this blog I believe that I was more interested firstly, in the software (WordPress) and its capabilities, and secondly, communicating with my…

      • Gravatars/Avatars by: sandy

        December 4, 2009, 06:48

        I'm new to blogging, don't use Facebook or Flicker and didn't have any need for an avatar until I set up this blog.  However from the blog admin I saw that it…

    • Cycling  (11)
      • Target hit! by: sandy

        October 8, 2017, 12:55

        Set out to achieve 10,00okm cycling this year and hit the target yesterday! Veloviewer Info Graphic - 10,000 km Jonathan took the photo below when…

      • Bar set for 2017 by: sandy

        December 25, 2016, 11:28

        Each year I do more distance on the bike(s) than the previous year (apart from 2012 when I had some ill health): Cumulative Distance by Year So for…

      • Lindsay's Gran Fondo by: sandy

        August 28, 2016, 23:00

        No description found for this item.

      • Lindsay said "You can't have too many...... by: sandy

        July 18, 2014, 19:46

        ....Bikes!" So I followed her advice... New Bike - Trek Domane 2 Series I collected my new bike from my local bike shop yesterday evening and took…

      • I couldn't walk 500 miles, but... by: sandy

        June 1, 2014, 19:46

        ...I did manage to cycle 106 miles (170.6 km) today (apologies to the Proclaimers)!  Strava, which measures horizontal distance covered is a bit less at 102.2…

      • On the road (again). by: sandy

        March 19, 2012, 06:14

        We appear to have just seen the arrival of spring here in Warsaw. I've dusted off my bikes and had a couple of pleasant cycle rides. However, this only the…

      • Wrap Up by: sandy

        December 31, 2011, 16:55

        Just a quick wrap up to round out the year - dumplings, cycling, visits to UK and visitors in Poland. The Famous Clootie Dumpling Rembering my grandmother's…

      • Free Agent by: sandy

        August 1, 2011, 22:01

        Woke up this morning as a free agent! After deciding last year that I'd semi-retire in 2011 as a sixty year old, I gave notice and my contract terminated on 31…

      • A Police Escort & 2 Drunk Girls by: sandy

        April 30, 2011, 14:52

        Yesterday evening along with 1,410 other cyclists I enjoyed a police escort as we toured Warsaw on the monthly Critical Mass cycle ride. I also met the police…

      • Zegrzyńskie Canal by: sandy

        July 24, 2010, 06:07

        On Saturday 17 July 2010, I took one of my favourite cycle rides - from Warsaw to Nieporęt following the Zegrzińskie Canal. We were in the middle of a…

      • On the road again! by: sandy

        April 17, 2010, 17:46

        With winter behind us it was time to get the bicycle out again and attempt to improve my fitness. Following a short 45 minute warm up yesterday, I took a ride…

    • Hill Walking  (9)
      • A blustery walk by: sandy

        September 14, 2017, 22:00

        It was fairly windy for our final day of hill walking when we visited a couple of Munros which were dropped from the itinerary for our first day due to the…

      • A fine circuit by: sandy

        September 12, 2017, 22:00

        Day 3 provided some better weather and we had a fine circuit of 4 munros to the east of Glen Shee. A rest day to follow!

      • Heads below the clouds! by: sandy

        September 11, 2017, 22:00

        Our second day and another day of low clouds, so we took a walk up the glen... Unfortunately, my boots were soaked from the day before and I did my feet…

      • Heads in the clouds by: sandy

        September 10, 2017, 22:00

        The first day of Neil and my holiday in Braemar and my carefully planned itinerary is flushed down the burn!  The cloud base was just above the car parking at…

      • A Blustery Walk by: sandy

        September 23, 2016, 23:18

        No description found for this item.

      • Hard Slog by: sandy

        September 22, 2016, 23:51

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      • Neil's Happy Birthday by: sandy

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  • Warsaw Life  (7)
    • Lindsay said "You can't have too many...... by: sandy

      July 18, 2014, 19:46

      ....Bikes!" So I followed her advice... New Bike - Trek Domane 2 Series I collected my new bike from my local bike shop yesterday evening and took…

    • Cheese Sandwiches and a Flask of Barszcz by: sandy

      March 17, 2013, 15:58

      Bright sunshine today drew me to the Kampinos National Park (Kampinoski Park Narodowy) to test my knee (injured in the autumn) on a 14km hike in the snow in…

    • Off the Warsaw tourist trail (almost)! by: sandy

      August 22, 2012, 15:42

      For some time I've been aware that there's a horse racing track in Warsaw (Tor Służewiec ), but it's poorly covered in English language tourist guides and…

    • It's official... by: sandy

      July 29, 2012, 12:53

      After living in Poland for many years, last winter I spent some time taking formal Polish language lessons, sat the intermediate ECL exam in April, and.... …

    • First touch of winter! by: sandy

      January 16, 2012, 18:59

      Saturday saw the first touch of winter in Warsaw! Quite astonishing that winter has arrived only in mid-January. However, we've had a little snow and temperatur…

    • Wrap Up by: sandy

      December 31, 2011, 16:55

      Just a quick wrap up to round out the year - dumplings, cycling, visits to UK and visitors in Poland. The Famous Clootie Dumpling Rembering my grandmother's…

    • A Police Escort & 2 Drunk Girls by: sandy

      April 30, 2011, 14:52

      Yesterday evening along with 1,410 other cyclists I enjoyed a police escort as we toured Warsaw on the monthly Critical Mass cycle ride. I also met the police…

  • Weddings  (2)
    • Kath & Rob's Photoshoot at Yat's Rock by: sandy

      December 29, 2013, 12:55

      This gallery contains photos shot at Yat's Rock on 3 November 2013. Preparations Kath's ascent Summit Dressing Room Well done! Happy…

    • Kath & Rob's Wedding - Gallery by: sandy

      December 29, 2013, 11:49

      A selection of photos from the Big Day on 2 November 2013! Entrance Family Group Family & Friends Ushers and Bridesmaids Stunning…

  • Family Events  (3)
    • A Semi-Rest Day by: sandy

      September 19, 2016, 23:25

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    • Kath & Rob's Photoshoot at Yat's Rock by: sandy

      December 29, 2013, 12:55

      This gallery contains photos shot at Yat's Rock on 3 November 2013. Preparations Kath's ascent Summit Dressing Room Well done! Happy…

    • Kath & Rob's Wedding - Gallery by: sandy

      December 29, 2013, 11:49

      A selection of photos from the Big Day on 2 November 2013! Entrance Family Group Family & Friends Ushers and Bridesmaids Stunning…

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