On the way back from Edinburgh Castle, I had wandered into one of the many ‘authentic’ Scottish souvenir shops on the Royal Mile when I chanced upon this little trinket.
What could be more Scottish than one Nessie dressed in a tartan tam o’shanter standing on a grassy knoll with the national emblem of the thistle embedded into it?
Why, two Nessies sharing the same grassy knoll of course!
Nodding Obama (USA) Tackiness: 6 Comedy Value: 8 Represents Country: 9 Total: 23
Double Nessie (Scotland) Tackiness: 8 Comedy Value: 4 Represents Country: 10 Total 22
Kefalonia Windmill (Greece) Tackiness: 7 Comedy Value: 4 Represents Country: 6 Total: 17
Gold Burj Khalifa (UAE) Tackiness: 6 Comedy Value: 3 Represents Country: 7 Total: 16
What we are reading: We know people who love to travel love to read about travel.
Simon is reading Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence: The autobiographical account by Lawrence of Arabia, and his experiences during the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Turks. Probably one of the greatest first world war memoirs ever written and adapted into one of my favourite films.
Gavin is still reading At Home by Bill Bryson: If you think that your mind is always in overdrive, spare a thought for Bill Bryson, who can’t seem to switch off no matter where he is! If you enjoy an element of history and travel in your reading material, ‘At Home’ would be a worthy purchase. It is a book written along the same lines as ‘A Short History of Nearly Everything’, but it also has many similarities with his travel books, written in his usual witty style, just set at home. ‘At Home’ succeeds in answering many questions, some of which you wanted to know and others, you probably had never given any thought!