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Penk, on the banks of the River Naab

Sometimes you come across a lovely little place to eat and you’re happy to spread the news!  Well, we visited one such place in a small hamlet called Penk – not far from Regensburg, on the banks of the River Naab.

Spitzauer in Penk
Gasthof Spitzauer – a great place to eat.

Ok, I’m looking a little distrait, but I had just eaten a lovely mixed salad starter and a lovely piece of rump steak … Sandy had some soup and a Cordon-Bleu Schnitzel.  I’m sure we’d both go back to Gasthof Spitzauer.

 

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Still on holiday?

We’ve just had a couple of breaks away from Scotland;  the first week was spent in Hexham in a self-catering property 4 miles from the town.  As a farmer’s daughter, I really appreciated the smart conversion of one of the farm buildings into a well-designed and comfortable home for three couples.

It was a very peaceful place to live for the week – and there was always some interest in the farm work going on around us.

Self-catering near Hexham
High Dalton Farm Cottage

 



 

A few days after returning from Hexham, we headed overseas to visit Regensburg on the Danube.  We flew from Edinburgh to Munich via Easyjet.

Although it wasn’t quite the golden October that we had hoped for, there were moments during our visit where the sun shone and the atmosphere was brilliant.

Kallmunz on the River Naab
Walking towards the Castle at Kallmunz

The castle is a ruin – and while there is a track from the other side, we chose (?) to climb the steps which were cut into the rockface to get a view out over the river valley and the village.  It was well worth the effort.  Thankfully, though, we didn’t meet anyone on the steps – I don’t think I would have enjoyed it as much in the busier summer months.

ps – although we’re now back home, I am only now switching back on to work!

 

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Over 30 Stylish Celtic Cufflinks in Sterling Silver

We’ve had a busy time with family this summer – it’s been great getting out and about and catching up with everyone!  Starting to feel a little elderly now as we can’t keep up with the pace as well as we used to.  We’ve visited some interesting places including Dumfries House (just outside Cumnock) and we got as far south as the Hexham area – it was fantastic too.

Hexham Abbey Window
Inside Hexham Abbey

But now it’s time to think forward to our online shop – and getting organised for Christmas.  Oh, dear, this year did go by in a flash.

We’ve got a great selection of Scottish sterling silver cufflinks which make a great gift, either for Christmas or birthdays. Although men are more casually dressed, there are still times when smart attire is de rigueur – weddings, interviews, formal business meetings, for example.  (We love it when we see smartly dressed men and long for the return to the snazzy suits worn by the film stars of the 1940s and 50s …. sad but true)

Celtic Cufflinks - rectangular shape
Oran Mor – Silver Celtic Cufflinks

These cufflinks are solid and feature a Celtic interlace design.  Discounts are available if you order more than one set.