Dec 162011
 
Weekly Roundup Friday 16 December 2011

Good morning Are you starting to feel the Christmas spirit yet?  Or just the Christmas cold (in my case, both weather-wise and health-wise too)! With little more than a week to go before the pre-Christmas sales transition seamlessly into post-Christmas sales, I hope you’ve got your purchasing plans mapped out for the balance of the […]

Dec 082011
 
Another Travel Insider/Front Sight Group Shoot Training Course

Following on from the great success of our three previous Travel Insider groups taking four day defensive handgun courses at Front Sight, we are repeating the experience this January. Here’s what you need to know. What This will be a Four Day Defensive Handgun course, starting on Friday morning, 20 January and ending on Monday […]

Oct 212011
 
Weekly Roundup Friday 21 October 2011

Good morning A slightly reflective newsletter this week, to note the end of our annual fundraising drive, and the event of our tenth birthday. Please read on to enjoy in this week’s roundup, or click a link to be taken directly to the section of interest. (Note :  If you are getting the SUMMARY version […]

Aug 252011
 
Weekly Roundup Friday 26 August 2011

Good morning I was catching up with some articles on Frommers.com and came across one on the subject of tipping hotel chambermaids.  Arthur Frommer says ‘A tip of $20 seems to me a minimum for a two-night stay’.  He believes it is our obligation to ensure that hotel chambermaids earn a living wage, and laments […]

Aug 182011
 
Weekly Roundup Friday 19 August 2011

Good morning.  Birthday wishes this week to a device that truly revolutionized our lives way beyond anyone’s dreams. It is almost exactly 30 years since the first IBM PC appeared.  The first PC (amongst other things, IBM coined the now universal term PC for its new device) came complete with 16kB of memory, which could […]

Aug 182011
 
Travel Insider Group Training at Front Sight, Nevada - Nov 2011

Following on from the great success of our two previous Travel Insider groups taking four-day defensive handgun courses at Front Sight, we are repeating the experience this November. Here’s what you need to know. What This will be a Four Day Defensive Handgun course, starting on Friday morning, 11 November and ending on Monday afternoon […]

Jun 162011
 
Weekly Roundup Friday 17 June 2011

Good morning I’m in Oban currently as part of our Scotland tour, and for the last hour the sounds of bagpipes have been wafting down from McCaig’s Tower above the town – the local Lion’s Club has put on a concert.  Due to the tune now being ‘Scotland the Brave’ I suspect it is about […]

Mar 182011
 
Weekly Roundup Friday 18 March 2011

Good morning I hope you are waking up this morning without too much of a sore head subsequent to an overly enthusiastic celebration of St Patrick's Day yesterday. And, talking about waking up, I also hope you remembered about daylight saving on Saturday night/Sunday morning.  I was perilously close to forgetting it myself, and reportedly, […]

Mar 102011
 
Weekly Roundup Friday 11 March 2011

Good morning My goodness, what extraordinary times we are living in at present.  It seems every day bring fresh surprises from the middle east, and who only knows what the longer term ramifications of the developments there will be.  In a struggle to put as positive a spin on these unsettling events, I guess one […]

Mar 102011
 
Visiting the Loch Ness Region and Maybe Seeing a Monster

One of Scotland's most notable geological features is its 'Great Glen' – a fault line that comprises a valley with a series of long narrow lakes running northeast/southwest from Fort William to Inverness. The lakes were joined together in the early 1800s by the Caledonian Canal (pictured here are its staircase locks at Fort Augustus), […]