Friday, 5pm Arrive at the Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel near Livingston, a 16th-century tower house.
ENTER DASHING MR Darcy from stage left. Is he en route to meet Elizabeth Bennet, rather than the harridan Lady Catherine de Bourgh? The background looks familiar. It may be because this film set is based in picture perfect Stamford.
There can't be many people who haven't tried their hand at stone skimming. There's just something about a smooth pebble that seems to cry out, "Throw me at the water and if you're lucky, I'll bounce." But for everyone who has absent-mindedly skimmed a stone on rare occasions there are others who have honed their technique to perfection.
I WAS listening to Gardeners' Question Time on Radio 4 as I drove towards Lea Gardens. Enthusiasts in Essex were complaining about salt breezes off an estuary. Salt breezes? Estuary? They want to try salt storms off heaving seas.
Americans love cars and your average US citizen would always walk before taking a bus, and prefer to catch a cold than a train. Attitudes on mobility are most firmly entrenched in Los Angeles, where the car is king and getting on a bus just isn't cool.
From Glasgow to Windermere
IF the cultural chic of downtown Paris starts to lose its appeal - or if you’re being pestered by the children - take a trip to Disney’s resort just outside the city, with two parks that are ideal for escapists. Disneyland is themed around the traditional cartoons, while the Walt Disney Studios takes inspiration from the movies and animation. The Disney difference is the attention to detail.
From Edinburgh To Amsterdam
From Edinburgh, Prestwick and Glasgow airports to Ronaldsway airport, Isle of Man
From Aberdeen to Esbjerg, Denmark
From Edinburgh or Glasgow to Paris
From Aberdeen, Edinburgh or Glasgow to Belfast
From Aberdeen to Vagur, Faroes
From Glasgow to Keflavik (the airport for Reykjavik)
From Edinburgh or Glasgow to Cork