May 16th, 2011
Here is a photo of Warren who stayed at Caiplie last week. Warren and Alice (dark hair in the photo) are presently on their honeymoon in Scotland. They are from Sydney Australia and Warren has been a keen piper since 1958. He gave us a tune before departing. OK so I was forced to play one too!
All the best Warren and Alice
A piper was sick of the band abusing him, and decided to start his own. He walked into a music shop, planning to buy the first instruments he saw. “Give me the red saxophone and that accordion!” he said. The assistant replied, “You play the pipes, don’t you?” “That’s right. Why?” “Well, the fire extinguisher I can sell you – but the radiator stays.”
April 22nd, 2011
What a great spell of weather we are having in Crail for the holidays!
Over the Easter holidays we have seen a real mix of guests. Last night we had Swiss, Germans, Italians, Scottish and Canadians in the house!
Last weekend saw an Imp rally in Crail, you have to smile when you see them! One little beauty based at Caiplie for the weekend was like a magnet, attracting admirers gathering for a look, a chat and memories of the 1970′s
That weekend we also had people with their dog Millie who picked up a medal at the dog agility champ’s in St Andrews and the ubiquitous American golfers playing championship courses.
Ah! variety is the spice of life….
April 11th, 2011
With only five weeks until my early summer event, The Etape Caledonia I am starting to pick up the training a little bit. What a glorious weekend for getting out on the bike that was. Every time I am out I am amazed at how lovely NE Fife is for cycling. There are so many great back roads with very little traffic, rolling hills amongst rich farm land.
OK so it is a bit of a mission finding hills to match the Perthshire hills we will be racing on in May but with a bit of planning you can build a few climbs into most training runs.
I was pretty please with my 43 miles on Saturday, pretty close to the minimum required 13mph!
I will try and get out with the Crail boys during the week to practice my peleton skills!
March 9th, 2011
I have been busy putting the finishing touches to a new bathroom to go with the new room 4
Out has come the old shower cubicle and old carpet, in has gone a new P shaped bath with shower over, tiled floor with under tile heating. I think this will improve the overall experience in the superior twin double.
New P shaped bath and under-tile heating
Sicilian slate effect wet wall
I have used a fairly natural palette with the Sicilian slate as a strong background colour, blending Egyptian floor tiles together with grey walls.
I was actually inspired by Chalet Kandahar in Courchevel 1550 where I was working in February