Feb 102011
Weekly Roundup Friday 11 February 2011

Good morning We have an interesting new reader survey this week, so keep reading down past the introduction, please. It has been another week with occasional weather challenges, alas.  Now, I know what you're thinking.  You're thinking 'Thank goodness we're coming up the home straight of winter, and soon the bad weather will be a […]

Feb 032011
Weekly Roundup Friday 4 February 2011

Good morning Thanks for everyone who participated in last week's survey about whether or not you own any types of tablets and/or ereaders. Fortunately, we got a good set of responses, which hopefully provides some element of statistical validity.  But we're a long way short of 100% responding, so please do help contribute to the […]

Feb 032011
Come Join The Travel Insider Scotland’s Islands and Highlands Tour June 2011

  Maybe you've been to Britain and to Scotland before. But have you been to the islands off Scotland's west coast? Have you ventured up into the wilds of the highlands, way north of Inverness? Chances are you've done none of these things – yet. Here's a chance to change that, this June.   Two […]

Jan 202011
Weekly Roundup Friday 21 January 2011

Let's start the newsletter with another reader survey. Later in this week's compilation of articles, you'll see mention of new airplane designs being developed by Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and Northrop Grumman (pictured here are two Boeing models, with either two traditional appearing jet engines or three external rotor jet engines).  The Lockheed Martin design is […]

Jan 062011
Weekly Roundup Friday 7 January 2011

Good morning Welcome to 2011 and the hope and promise of the year that lies ahead. So far, the year is off to a good start, with no terrorist acts over the Christmas/New Year period, although the TSA did start to get a bit anxious about Thermos type vacuum flasks just before Christmas. As you […]

Jan 062011
Travel Insider Scotland’s Islands and Highlands Tour June 2011

Following the sold-out and very successful 2010 Scotland’s Islands and Highlands tour, we are offering it again this year.  The eleven day tour starts in Glasgow on Monday 13 June and ends anywhere you wish on the return coach journey from Inverness, through Edinburgh and back to Glasgow on Thursday 23 June. It also offers […]

Dec 022010
Weekly roundup Friday 3 December 2010

Good morning And hello from Brussels, where I'm writing this on Thursday evening.  Pictured is the 'Atomium' structure which has sort of become an iconic image for Brussels.  It was built for the 1958 World Fair in Brussels, is 335ft tall, and its nine balls depict a unit cell of an iron crystal, albeit magnified […]

Sep 162010
Weekly roundup Friday 17 September 2010

Good morning It has been an interesting and busy week, and I've lots of good things for you today as a result. In sort of chronological order, probably no-one will be surprised that my extensive series on the Front Sight Firearms Training Institute after attending one of their Four Day Defensive Handgun courses excited a […]

Sep 122010

Good morning Apologies for no Friday newsletter, and for the very non-traditional nature of this one.  I've been struggling to come up with the best way to write about the transformational experience I had in the Nevada desert last week (that sounds very pretentious, doesn't it!), and more to the point, I've been trying to […]