Yes folks I am still alive and kicking in Perth.Jade is OK too though still very upset over the loss of one of the cats we brought from China. Got run over a couple of months back. Ashes (boxed) now next to her side of the bed.
Had one visit only to the Orkneys, when I was in the RN. Nice folk the Orcadians and the lilt they have to their speach is beautifull....
We were anchored in Scapa Flow, nearly took an early bath climbing up the baosts side after a rather heavy run ashore.
Two of my drums were made in the Orkneys. Belgarth at Kirbister. Nice soft skins...the viking invaders must have altered the local sheep DNA!