Sunday, 7 December 2014

Benefits of travel

Thanks to Alyson for telling me about this travel writing competition. There's £100 on offer for 600 words (fact or fiction) which would encourage people to visit a particular location.

If I were to cut and paste from recent blog posts I'm sure I could get together 600 words on the theme of 'visit Scotland, there are castles there'.

Talking of visiting Scotland, she says as if she'd actually stopped going on about it, I thought you might be interested in the stats from our trip*

Castles visied - 22
Islands visited - 3
Cathedrals and Abbeys - 4
Gardens - 5
Ferries photographed - 29
Lighthouses - 5
Others (stone circles, monuments, follies etc) -28
Bottles of wine drunk - all of them
Stories inspired by trip - 9 (so far I expect they'll be more)

* includes journey up and back

21 comments:

  1. Hi Patsy - no numbers for the bottles of wine - gosh I thought you'd divulge that stat!

    You certainly went places and saw loads .. always stories to tell after those kinds of journeys and characters to collect along the way too .. life is easier now that our techie tablets can come along on the journey with us ..

    Happy writing .. cheers Hilary

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  2. Wine drunk - all of them! I should think so too, Patsy :-) x

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  3. How interesting. Fingers crossed for you. I know you'll do well.

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  4. I bet you've seen more of my home country than I have, Patsy! Thanks for that link.

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  5. Wow, that's a lot of castles! Do they grow on trees there? ;) I'd love to see a true-blue castle in the flesh someday.

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  7. However did you find all those Castles, Patsy?

    Though I notice the Ferries topped the totals. :)

    I'll certainly be looking at the competition mentioned, thanks.

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  8. And a place chock full of history to go along with all the castles, etc.

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  9. Good luck with the contest. You have a lot to write about!

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  10. No kidding? There are castles in Scotland? Go figger

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  11. Hi Patsy - Thanks for mentioning our new competition, and 600 words would be fine, but you can write up to 750 words, fact or fiction, about any city, town or village! Happy writing. Cheers, Steve

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  12. My private ESL student is currently studying Scotland as part of his school curriculum. And I am a bit stuck on a spelling.....how do you spell 'Whisk - ey - y' ?? I have always spelt it whiskey but on the 12 year old reserve in my cupboard is says Whisky (Scottish brand) and then on an English game show the other day it said Whiskey. Hmmm. Do you know, Patsy? Have a great week.

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  13. Amazing stats. None relating to food - haggises chomped, cloutie dumplings sampled ??? :-)

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  14. Impressed by 9 stories. Wondering just how many the 'all' was for the bottles of wine.

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  15. I love that you have stats. Too funny. And fun.

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  16. Nicola - just noticed your query about whisky. Scottish whisky is ALWAYS spelled without an 'e' and I think it's the only one that is allowed to be so spelled.

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  17. @ Nicola, I believe either spelling is correct, but whisky is usually used for the Scotch type.

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  18. Thanks everyone for your comments. We're off on our travels again, with limited internet access, so please forgive me for not replying individually.

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  19. Well what's the point of having wine if you don't drink it?

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Thanks so much for commenting!