Friday, July 13, 2007

 

Land of Braveheart

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Finally…Blogger has allowed me to make a comeback after locking me out for a week! Bugs they claimed! I had half a mind donning that armor and declaring war by switching to Wordpress!


Here’s my much-awaited story of the road….


The population here in Scotland is slightly more than 5 million, with the majority inhabiting the fertile Lowlands between the cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh.

It was my desire to see some of the real Scotland apart from feeling compelled to get away from the crime-infested JB.

Having successfully coaxed her into forgoing an agonizing month long absence from her mahjong & gin rummy kakis, I started searching online for tourists attractions and planning our routes.

Apparently, the Highlands is not a place for the easily bored, laksa & mahjong missing manics like her I soon learnt after taking several wrong turnings and getting lost for almost 2 hours while driving from Edinburgh to Inverness.


Having mistaken a farmhouse for an intended B&B, in my desperation for more accurate directions, I approached a terrified elderly lady seemingly all-ready to hand over her cash & jewellery as long as I didn’t molest her highland cows.


Our mutual fears dissipated and she pointed me to the right directions, and after more driving and arguments while pulling over occasionally for anxious map checks, I swear to invest in a GPS when I get home.

Fortunately, the summer skies up north here don’t get dark until about 10.30 pm so it’s still quite safe for the bold and stupidly adventurous.

Alas, we arrived at a quaint-looking house in Stirling owned by a pleasant middle-aged lady named Jennifer. After haggling on the price, she showed us to our rooms at the basement that includes a kitchen, a large living room with a ‘make-believe’ fireplace that operates electrically and an access to her beautiful garden. The only thing that missing was internet connection. All this for £80 a night with a hearty English breakfast thrown in for good measure.

To be continued……


Comments:
Seii lorrr, dark befalls after 10pm..... No wonder ppl rear fugly cows there, lol
 
What a cow! U dyed that cow ah? LOL... eh, why you posted postcard pictures? :P
 
Hooray! The Cock crows again! :p

The cow may be ugly but I think it's cute leh.. ;)

Btw, is that music by Ah Ben & Bond? :p

Looking forward to Part 2. ;)
 
huarrrrr, the music really ominous at the start! hahahaha! cool bull you've got there. I could imagine you doing the Riverdance with it. wearing that suit of armour, of course!
 
nice cow/bull there leh, your feathers got grow longer there or not since so cold.
lucky the B&B got room for you wor. if not got to stay with that little old lady at the farmhouse already.
 
wah free n easy driving around the country side! not very cocka wor...i thot u wud b hounding the city chicks instead of country cows!
 
Ini music from Braveheart ka???? Hahhahah the lembu went into a pool full of blood issit????? Alamak got conned! aiyaaaaaa....
 
the donkey see ur colour then it change to red also...

*red cock*
 
wad a modern lembu~

wad brand did he use? loreal? :P
 
gasp!!!! this is prob the first serious post from cocka!! *fainted*
 
the bull/cow/whatever-it-is is not the main attraction. very unique!
 
Samm...those cows damn nice wat. No meh?
I know some Ah Lians also dyed their hair like that color. LOL

Kenny...That whole countryside is like out of a postcard lah, dey!
That cow fell into a pond of red dye. Either that or the salon been using it to train their apprentice. LOL

Jemima...Ah Ben see the Bond girls already hands all shaking. You think he can play by then? LOL

May...I did try to antagonize the bull, but that lazy bugger was too lazy to charge.

Mistipurple...Plenty of B&B there. No nid to put up with that grumpy old lady. Skali she molest me. LOL

Laundryamah...sometimes diversity is nice. You everyday eat chicken also sien mah, right?

Wennn...Itu music is Feet of Flames from Riverdance.
That bull damn hip wan. He has hair women would pay a fortune to imitate. LOL

Ah Nel...donkey got horns wan meh?

Ah Ben...I've L'oreal range and they don't have this color.
Maybe it's natural herbal henna fro India for sacred cows. LOL

Lenglui...You don't know me yet. Hehehe!
 
I have no idea u r interested in cow!! I look forward to part 2! Oh wellcum back. Have a nice week end!
 
Nice pictures!

80 pounds a night, wow that's FUCKING expensive mate! Got other services init?
 
wah liao... wait until my neck long long liao! welcome home, dear cocka! muakssss!
 
Ehon...the bull is not main attraction meh? Then what is ah? Malaysia can find red hair bull meh? Summore hair so long wor.

Horny Ang Moh...hehe..I'm interested in orang utans too. ;p Be afraid....be very afraid!!!! muahahahahaha!!!!

Vad3r...It's quite standard lah the rates. But when you multiply by 7 of course you'll hit the roof.
What other services were you expecting? It says B&B wor...not F&B&B wor. LOL

Angel...Wah, you miss me so much ah? I very kum toong ledi. Summore call me dear!! *melts*
Nowadays, a lot of ppl using that term hor? hor? Muahahhaha!!
 
Full bloom garden down in the basement?
Moon
 
Kam yuen post lah???

Lost for 2hours then only ask for directions ah? men..typical!
 
forgive tis oldman...

ya ya!!!my mistake as donkeys dont have horns but they had tanduk only...
 
so nice, enjoy holidaying in scotland!
 
Moon...Ya ya! I slept in the garden. LOL

KW...Oi! Why you no post for so long ah? On strike is it?
Or competing with me to see who can tahan longer without posting?

Men got pride mah...so must drive around aimlessly for 2 hours first before asking for directions lah. LOL

Ah Nel....Sarawak mya donkeys ada tanduk kah? LOL

Wuching...work like siao everyday, so must take time off to enjoy lah.
 
10:30pm only get dark, what time does dawn break??

So the juicy bits in part what? :D

Eh, pinjam your itinerary. I also want to go see red cow and men in skirts..
 
I wanna go to scotland!!!! next time can come along ? ;)
 
Kat...it gets light at about 4.30am.
Juicy parts in part 2. Juicy hagish, juicy ham & sausages etc LOL
Eh..there got more to see than red cows and men in skirts lah. Got loch ness monster, got plenty of lochs,drunkards...gays, lesbians etc

Selba...surely can come along. I can always smuggle you in my suitcase.
 
i tot i saw kellie castle..
LOL

is that a red yak?
 
having a holiday in scotland... dont komplen about blogger la... be sure to visit fort william and eye of sky... not to be missed.
 
Wah.. play mahjong vs go Scotland.. sure I chooose Scotland la!

Such a no brainer option..

The Fugly cow didn't clamp her hindlegs together when she saw you walking to wards her?

Welcome back.. and Nope.. I don't do PPP, all recommendation fr the heart. *ahem*

Anyone out there wants to pay me to do a fr the bottom of the heart advertisement?
 
Welcome back...
The highland cow is in red. Did you splash red paint on it?
 
okay, now the show had started and it got me hooked, will be waiting for part 2!!

btw, did you try the scottish kilt?
 
waaaaa you are back!!! the cow so brown!!! *mooooooooo*
 
Dr Jekyll...Ya, its the yak's cousin called highland cow. I think it looks kind of cool with red long hair.

What Kellie's castle? The 2nd pic is Edinburgh castle and the 4th pic is Holyrood Palace.

Zewt...if I was going alone, I would surely go rough it out and see the eye of Skye, but going with the mrs. a bit mah 9 farn. She is not as adventurous as I am.

ZMM...There go no megamalls for shopping wor..besides, she don't really fancy visiting so many castles and historical sites. Typical of women lah..
That cow fugly meh? Damn hip ok! I know of some ppl who would pay a fortune to dye their hair to that color. LOL

Khengsiong...you another one! splash red pain pulak! LOL
No,,,this cow is capable of changing its color to blend with the surroundings. Yep like a chemeleon. LOL

Leonard...No I didn't try on the kilts. I was afraid my balls kena freeze until drop off. LOL

Mudpie...Welcome! Finally, we got someone that offers an alternative view....brown instead of red! Hahahahha!!! Good job!
 
that's a beautiful piece of stained-glass!
and did you go look for Loch Ness Monster?
 
Woot! Cocka is back! Long wait, mann.....

haha.... seems funny to read such a serious post from Cocka. But ok lah. Got dyed cow to see. And the B&B looks good and sounds good wor.

Waits for Part 2......
 
How beautiful.

Cannot load mah jong on a laptop?

Need to go Scotland someday. Find me ancestral routes.
 
nice... looking forward for subsequent posts :)
 
by the way, did anybody flashed their butt??? just curious wahahhahah
 
purple heart melted..
 
so many commented edi. i no need to comment lor.

hehehhe

how come the bull never chase u geh?
 
welcome back!

i assume we'll see some pics of scottish babes soon.
 
NP...yes, I found Nessie. Wrestled with it too. Stay tune for some more updates.

ECL...This one you call serious meh? I've got more serious ones. LOL

Simple yank...mahjong on laptop is some what not as exciting as cussing and swearing along with 3 others.
Whereabout in Scotland are your roots?

Will...what's nice? The cow ah?

CP1...got, but it wasn't a scotsman. It was a spanish girl wearing a very short skirt on a very windy day. LOL

Barney's cousin...heart melt over me ah? LOL

Sasha...The bull sked I molest 9 him..thats why he didn't chase.

flaminglambo...scottish babes nothing to shout about. Lots of them are overweight. The spanish and the italians beats them handsdown.
 
aiyo..no updated ah...

nvm, i give you idea because i've tagged you!
 
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