Unusual bedfellows

There used to be a legendary local shop in Leith, Edinburgh called Borland’s Darts and Television. The frontage had two windows, one either side of the main door, and a sign on one side said DARTS and a sign on the other said TELEVISION. Whether you considered that darts and televisions went naturally hand-in-hand was a hotly debated matter of opinion, but for a discerning and select band of customers, it was the original one-stop shop.

It strikes me that if The Cookie Bite Chronicles was a shop, it would say HEARING AIDS on one side and ISLE OF BUTE on the other. Since we’ve all had enough of hearing aids recently, here is a picture of the sunny Isle of Bute at the weekend instead.

Hearing aid and Isle of Bute in perfect harmony

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5 Responses to “Unusual bedfellows”


  1. 1 kentigern April 12, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    When you’re there; you actually WISH there was a god.

    Life does allow it’s little compensations, even in the quietest moments.

    • 2 moiradancer April 12, 2010 at 9:16 pm

      It was a rather lovely walk and well worth getting sunburnt down one side of my face for. The tick which crawled up under the back of my jumper was another matter, though…

  2. 3 not quite like beethoven April 13, 2010 at 6:31 am

    I for my part would return immediately to have the other side taken care of. What a great view! I’ve only been in the vicinity once, to Edinburgh…

  3. 4 paulinerafferty June 15, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    great photo – Martyn & I have just booked a couple of days in Bute end of July. Well it will make a change from Aberystwyth…


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