Jim's General

2nd of October

by on Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

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Dreadful photo of me out foraging for hazelnuts, my broken phone camera will only take selfies. This year was looking good for wild hazelnuts (a very variable crop), but I was afraid that I would be too late back from tour to get any. Well I did have to root around like a pig looking for acorns but I did manage to get quite a few. One of the joys of fishing is that you stumble across edible stuff that no-one even knows is there…I could tell you where this is but then I’d have to kill you….
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A bag of nutty swag. The wild ones are really sweet. Might make some Perthshire Praline..

1st of October

by on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

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Hello folks, another gratuitous Scottish image from my personal collection this time of Dunnottar Castle near Stonehaven. We will be visiting this national treasure next June on our way to Orkney. During Cromwell’s invasion in the 1650s it held out for almost a year. The Scottish crown jewels were held there and successfully smuggled out and hidden before the castle was eventually surrendered.
The camera on my phone really let me down towards the end of my tour. I’m safely home now and would like to thank everyone of the many people who helped me along the way. I look forward to getting back later this year..

29th of September

by on Monday, September 29th, 2014

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Well that’a a great tour over thank you all so much … thank you Americans for soothing a dejected Scotsman. Hoping to get an hour at the river tomorrow.. this balloon caddis needs a light trim..

28th of September

by on Sunday, September 28th, 2014

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My phone camera has packed in so here’s a gratuitous Scottish picture. Neolithic wannabees built this in the Orkney Islands last summer

25th of September

by on Thursday, September 25th, 2014

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The Land of the Free is also the Land of the personalised number plate. Snapped this cracker at the New Hampshire Highland Games. Couldn’t help thinking that it was asking for attention from the Highway Patrol…
Had super show in Flemington NJ last night . Special thanks to Moira and David for their hospitality. Off to play for old friends at the Green Willow this evening….