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Jan 132017
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 13 January, 2017

Good morning Ugh – a Black Friday.  Let’s hope the superstition (Friday the 13th is held by some to be an unlucky day in general and particularly for travel related activities) doesn’t impact on any of us today. Our Scotland tour is now two people short of full.  So if you’re thinking about […]

Jan 062017
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 6 January, 2017

Good morning And welcome to 2017, with a nice big ‘meaty’ newsletter to get the year off to a great start.  I’m still getting used to typing a ‘7’ for 2017 rather than a 6 (or 5….).  Time passes ever more quickly – and, for sure, the faster that the rest of winter […]

Dec 302016
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 30 December, 2016

Good morning Another year prepares to disappear, while 2017 is impatiently waiting to replace it. What will 2017 bring?  New lower airfares?  Higher airfares?  Or maybe just more of the same?  Will Tesla cars truly become self-driving?  Will their Model 3 truly start deliveries?  And will Mr Trump be awarded a Nobel Peace […]

Dec 292016
 
Visions of the Future

On Thursday there was the latest restatement of Norwegian Air’s plans to offer fares between New York and London for $99. With their application to operate air service via Ireland now finally approved, and with rumblings from other (low(er) cost) carriers looking to expand their presence across the Atlantic, and astonishing claims from […]

Dec 232016
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 23 December 2016

Good morning Well, just today and tomorrow – two shopping days remaining until the holiday that dares not speak its name.  I hope you’ve bought everything you need for everyone you wish to bestow gifts upon; as for me, I’ve been relying on the Amazon elves to help. While not exactly reindeer and […]

Dec 092016
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 9 December 2016

Good morning Wow.  What a week it has been. I wrote, last Friday, that we had ten people who had chosen to join our Scotland’s Islands and Highlands tour next June – already a high level of participation, this early.  I don’t know what created the spark, but we’ve had another ten people […]

Dec 022016
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 2 December 2016

Good morning It seems that some of you managed to tear yourselves away from the stress and struggle of Black Friday and Cyber Monday to do some shopping of a very different kind – for travel.  We now have ten people who have chosen to join our Scotland’s Islands and Highlands Tour next […]

Nov 252016
 
Weekly Roundup, Friday 25 November 2016

Good morning I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and over-ate abundantly, so as to give you sufficient energy for today’s Black Friday sales.  My daughter wants to go ‘normal shopping’ and I’ve had to persuade her to wait until the far side of the weekend’s madness before getting within several blocks of […]

Nov 222016
 
The Most Ridiculous Argument Yet Against Battery Electric Vehicles?

There is a lot of misinformation and quite possibly, if the conspiracy theorists are to be believed, deliberate disinformation, about battery electric vehicles (BEV). In part, much of this can be excused as the result of people not being up-to-date with the latest developments and trends in the rapidly evolving BEV technology.  But […]

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