It’s hard to imagine a time when bicycles didn’t have tyres. The first bicycle wheels were made entirely of wood, soon progressing to iron, but you can imagine that the comfort of one’s ride on such velocipedes was not great.
Watching Sandy Galletly powering through the water it’s hard to believe that this toned swimmer is in his mid-seventies. Taught to swim by his mum when he was just eight, he showed a flair for the sport and the intervening years have seen him transform from a water baby to champion swimmer.
I love this time of year – what chef doesn’t? says Graeme Pallister, chef patron of 63 Tay Street in Perth.
M*A*S*H was essential viewing in my house when I was a teenager in the late 1970s. Every week for 11 years, viewers faithfully tuned in to the black comedy about the medical team stationed at a fictional US mobile army surgical hospital during the Korean War.
One stormy night, back in the 18th Century, a Spanish ship took refuge from a storm in the harbour at Dundee. On board was a consignment of Seville oranges, which a local grocer decided to purchase.
Alan Alda is recognised across the world for his role as Captain Benjamin ‘Hawkeye’ Pierce of the 4077th M*A*S*H (mobile army surgical hospital) and as Republican senator and presidential nominee Arnold Vinick in the US drama West Wing.
One evening back in 2013 Allan Ferguson was in his kitchen following a recipe which called for chilli jelly. He asked his wife Joan if she knew how to make it and when she admitted she didn’t have a clue, he set about making his own.
Seasonal Scottish strawberries are an absolute joy, enthuses Garry Watson, chef proprietor of Gordon's Restaurant in Inverkeilor.
Sitting in a café last week, mid-ride, the owner asked how far we were cycling today. I replied nonchalantly: “60 miles”. She smiled and said she could never cycle that far. When I told her she would be surprised how far she could actually cycle if she built up to it to, she replied that she had thought about getting an electric bike (e-bike), but hadn’t pursued this as she thought it was cheating.
From sporting events to festivals and fetes – along with those alfresco lunches and dinners you can finally enjoy now the sun’s out – June is THE month for venturing outdoors to eat, drink and be (warmly) merry.