Monthly Archives: April 2012

Cave Hill, County Antrim, And How We Kept It Ours

In 1855, the Belfast merchant Joseph Magill may well have felt quite sanguine. His linen trading was doing well; his family owned vast swathes of land across County Antrim; and Martlett Towers, his┬ámansion on Cave Hill overlooking the city of … Continue reading

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The Brave new world of smartphones

I have to say, I’m not one of these people who has to have the newest and shiniest phone on the market. Having a phone, for me, is just a practical way of keeping in touch with people. One I … Continue reading

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Edinburgh and Ben Lawyers, Day Two

Up we got bright and early to head off. Well, not so much of the ‘bright’; the fog was still keeping us guessing. We piled into the car anyway, and headed for Loch Tay for our first foray into Munro-bagging. … Continue reading

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