Saturday fun

As if getting kids to separate clubs in different locations wasn’t stressful enough for a Saturday morning, we decided to add a sponsored cycle to the mix too.

Living within spitting distance of the High School, we couldn’t really not turn up, but as it was, we were in good company as other kids had other clubs to go to too.

We did our 20+ laps and headed for the house to change and dash to footie.

I’ve lost another baseball cap – what is it this – early onset thingy perhaps ?

Either way, sitting with a warm brew and a sunny view at fives whilst AJ goes mad on the pitch, I’m sorting out some hosting house keeping and trying to get my head around reactjs and aws hosting.

wish me luck…

Falkirk fun

a wee day out through to Falkirk Wheel and the Helix Park was most excellent today.

we had a trip on the boat to begin with, after a lovely lunch in the baking heat, then the kids had a bounce on the bungee harnesses.

then a short drive down the water to the Kelpies and they never fail to impress.



Discovery Point

We visited the fabulous Discovery Point in Dundee and cannot praise it highly enough.
Incredibly helpful, friendly and informed staff made a random visit a stand out event for the whole family. From the two guys on the front desk who made the kids feel right at home and challenged them to answer their own questions (nicely done sir), to the girls in the cafe who couldn’t do enough for us and served us an incredibly healthy and high value meals.
Would thoroughly recommend the treasure trails for the kids too – made the entire exhibits challenging and engaged them superbly. A stand out visit for our Easter break.

Perfect Perthshire

Of all the things I thought I’d like I didn’t expect to find Perthshire so beautiful. Sure I’ve passed through it plenty enough times going to and from Edinburgh but never really taken in its beauty.
We’ve seen the stunning Glamis Castle and the fascinating Pitlochry Dam. Both called for a short drive from our base in Blairgowrie. The roads are incredibly dramatic, especially the one into Pitlochry, cutting over the Moors and down into the village.
We will need to return when we are fitter and the surroundings are a bit warmer…

Night on the town

Some of our colleagues from other locations have been over this week and tonight we went out for dinner.

I’ve been a bit out of sorts of late, with different medication and health stuff, so I was going to bow out. I am glad. I didn’t.

Great food, lovely surroundings and a properly good laugh.

Tyred of being a daftie

Small issue with my car tyres and the low pressure indicator. Not being the most mechanically minded I did the obvious and checked the pressures with my tyre pump. All appeared well.

But the warning light kept showing. Called the garage about them looking at it under warranty, some time next week – that’s nae good to me.

My good lady wife reminded me of our friends recommendation and I called them. Gave me advise over the phone and I said I’d pop in later.

Went along and a nicer bunch of bods you couldn’t find. Helpful, cheerful and some blinding banter (@ my expense).

Mental note – read car manual

Back in business

After a surprising medical emergency and a short spell in hospital,  I am now back to work.

I missed a few weeks in total, Christmas lunch, secret santa and a ton of karma testing.

So glad to be back, lets do some good.

Hello world!

Welcome to burtware

I have had several blogs before and this is another one, but powered by WordPress for a change.  I’d like to say there will be lots of updates, but I’m not very good at that sort of thing.

I will try to keep them light hearted all the same, as my ‘professional’ stuff is held on another site, this should be just daft / family / personal things.