Posted by Tania Kindersley.
On the road south, so no proper blog today, but you will be glad to know that I saw a rosy dawn rising over the hills near Stonehaven (had to go the long way round since Cairn O'Mount, the high but direct road, has been closed ever since the long rains), and managed to get to Shap before more torrential rain set in.
I am halfway, and shall finish my journey tomorrow. Shall be back on the blog next week.
Until I return I leave you with Sarah's latest blast in The Times:
And some pictures of the dogs, relaxing in their hotel room (notice that I brought their special elegant blankets with them, so they would feel at home):
You know, when people talk about bloggers being self-indulgent, I have absolutely NO idea what they could possibly mean. Ah well, I am tired from the road, and I got up at six so I could make tomato soup in a thermos for my picnic, so I don't have to buy disgusting sandwiches at inflated prices and then feel cross, so you will forgive me one too many dog pictures. Also I hope you will forgive that last extremely inelegant sentence; my brain has gone to mush. Shall stop now before I start committing serious grammatical horrors.
PS. Someone pointed out today that people on Twitter and blogs are very cavalier about revealing their movements, which could be read by any bright burglar. So to all you felons out there I would like to say: my niece is house-sitting while I am in the south, and her boyfriend is six foot FOUR. And trained in tree surgery. And they have a very fierce dog. I'm just saying.