Monday 14 & Tuesday 15 September 2015
Cally’s, Elgin & Maggie’s, Glasgow
Thank goodness for kind folk (who are now friends) who put me up when I keep turning up like a bad penny!
I managed to smash the screen on my phone last week and, based on my total reliance on my phone to organise my trip, write my blog and stay in touch, I desperately needed to get it fixed. The earliest appointment I could get to repair it was Tuesday afternoon in Glasgow, hence I hatched a plan to drop in on Cally in Elgin for a couple of nights and then head to Maggie’s in Glasgow. Without their help I would have been really stuck and I can’t thank them enough.
It seems to have been a bit of a theme of my trip in Scotland – 3 safe houses in Edinburgh, Inverness and Glasgow where friends have welcomed me whenever I’ve been necky and asked to stay. I now realise how much of a help that has been for me mentally, knowing there was a way out if I needed it.
Needless to say I was really well looked after and entertained for 2.5 days – more than I deserved.
On Monday night at Cally’s I found the anthem for the Scottish part of my trip. In the words of Dougie MacLean (from Caledonia)
“Caledonia you’re calling me and now I’m going home”