Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Pak Ali Ariffin, with his Katana blade
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Like some of our own golf developments here, Carnoustie also has its own apartment projects lining the fairways. And reflecting the current global economic climate, many of these apartments were up for 'bank-lelong'!
St Andrews was about 1 hour south of Dundee. And unlike Carnoustie, St Andrews has indeed lived up to its name as a golfing tourist destination. The Koreans arrived before me by the busload and deprived me of the chance to tee-off for my game of golf.
With a lot of time left we checked out St Andrews town. It is a pretty university town, reminiscent of Oxford and Cambridge.
The ruins of St Andrews cathedral
Thursday, July 10, 2008
a happy family
with happy and proud Malaysian families
After the graduation ceremony everybody was invited to (originally a garden- but for the rain...) a party where 'bubbly', fresh juices and strawberries were served.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
The little garden of Shaftebury Hotel, Dundee
At last...my B & B in Dundee
Sculptures along pedestrian mall of Dundee city centre
Walking out of church?
Raena's starter of baked escalopes
To 30 years of partnership
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Nestled in a quiet corner up Balmacaan Street, this is a homely B & B run by a Dutch couple, Knowle and Miriam who migrated here 15 years ago. What attracted me first were the many pieces of antique furniture which reminded me very much of home.
And an old vintage Audi car that !
They even have a farm and served us fresh eggs for breakfast from their own farm.
My vegetarian breakfast of fried brie (cheese), corn cake, baked beans, fried egg, fried mushrooms and baked tomato.
Friday, July 4, 2008
We found a nice fusion restaurant at the Loch Ness Inn for dinner and settled early due to the rainy weather. Breakfast was ordered the night before and we settled for a breakfast of smoked salmon on toast as the main course. Breakfast was served in a lovely little corner of the house.
We decided to drive up to Inverness to check out the city in the morning and do a little bit of shopping. Inverness is a small walkable city situated along River Ness. A panoramic view of the city can be obtained from the Inverness castle.
After a light lunch and shopping at the Victoria Market we drove back and stopped at the Clansmann Hotel where we took the one-hour cruise on Loch Ness in search of Nessie!
As the legend goes, in 565 A.D. the Irish priest Saint Columba was at Loch Ness and when his assistant swam to fetch their boat at Loch Ness, a monster appeared from the water with gaping mouth and sharp teeth. Whilst everyone was shocked with fear, Saint Columba made the sign of the cross and said to the monster ' Go no further !..hurt thou not anybody...! Quick ..get out of here..!'
And Nessie has never been seen again for the next 1500 years !