I left Palma to visit my friend, Rev Georgia Baxendale in Motherwell (Scotland), just outside of Glasgow.
Georgia is a very special lady that I met at Windsor Castle last summer. Georgie girl , as I call her is one of the great ones! She has been sick for the last 30 years and has only 43 percent of her lung capacity left, plus she has had (and has) a whole bunch of other medical issues (by the way, I have her permission to tell you all of this!). As many of you know animals are little bit scary to me. Well Georgia has a Great Dane puppy plus three cats: it was a test for me and I’m not sure I passed.
Georgia has the greatest spirit of anyone I have ever met. I had the honour of attending a wedding she performed and it was the most beautiful and personal service I have ever heard. She is very good at what she does.
I took the train to Glasgow 3 times to go to the movies. I saw Gravity, Blue something with blue in title (won all the awards at Cannes) very sexual, but beautifully done and a movie with Judy Dench, so I have caught up!!!
I had some trouble sometimes understanding the Scotch English. There was lots of good shopping, but very expensive. I went to lunch at the BK Centre in Glasgow: they are doing very good work with the poor and Inter Faith communities there.
We also paid a visit to the bonnie banks of Loch Lohmond which is very beautiful and very wet. We had drinks and dinner at an institution called Rogamos which is the place to be seen and hasn’t changed in forever: it doesn’t have to update it was just packed with people!
I am sure many of you have heard about the helicopter accident that hit the pub in Glasgow. They think that more bodies will be found. Very sad for everyone.
Next stop Barcelona for 3 days and then back to Palma to work on the flat, if it happens great, and if not where will the Nomad go next ….?
Sound like you are having a wonderful time. I’m am well. Tim and family were down for Thanksgiving. I look after Tara’s daughter Tess two days a week. I’m still holding one of my dad’s cap for you. Enjoy yourself. Love reading all about you adventures. Take care Tracy T. Love and miss you.