A View From What Bridge?

Erskine Bridge

When you meet someone new, one of the first questions is, ‘Where are you from?’

I usually reply, ‘Erskine.’

This is most often followed by a blank stare, then, ‘Erskine? - Oh yes, the Erskine Bridge!’

No, I don’t live on (or under!) a bridge. It’s just that for some unknown reason most people have never heard of the town, but they have heard of the road bridge that spans the River Clyde.

Erskine is a small town in the West of Scotland, and even the local hotel calls itself after the bridge!

EB Hotel

But it has to be said, the views from the bridge are spectacular. (I’ll post some very soon to let you see.)

I decided to call my journal ‘A View From The Bridge’ because I enjoy walking over the Erskine Bridge and it gives me a chance to think - about this, that, and life in general.

So if you’d like to listen in on my mumblings and musings - and maybe even log a reply - feel free!

Good to have you aboard. But be careful! They say the Erskine Bridge is one of only three similar designs, and the other two have collapsed!! (One was in Australia, I believe.) So don’t rock the Bridge!

Oh, and just in case it sounds as if we’re out in the wilds somewhere, the Bridge is linked to a six-lane motorway (or highway) that’s only five minutes from Glasgow International Airport, and another fifteen minutes takes you into the heart of Glasgow.

That’s a city that’s seen major re-generation, and is now reputed to have the best shopping and nightlife in the UK outside London.

From there it’s only forty-five minutes to the beautiful old city of Edinburgh, our capital.

Well, that’s it for my first venture into Blogland. I’ll post again soon - if the bridge is still standing, that is!

I don’t know about you, but I’ve got lots to say about most things. Have fun!

Frank
http://www.frank-mcginty.com

http://www.frank-mcginty.com/for-parents.html

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2 Responses to “A View From What Bridge?”

  1. Sharon Says:

    Frank,
    What a beautiful start for your blog. I am looking forward to reading your new newsletter on parenting Always Another Chance.

    I am hoping you will have information for us older folks with grown children. Sometimes it is not until they are grown that we get that second chance.

    Sharon

  2. Frank Says:

    Thanks for your kind words, Sharon.

    Between my website, my newsletter and my books I intend to cover most aspects of parenting, so I sincerely hope you find something that will be helpful.

    In the meantime, continue to enjoy the Blog!

    Best wishes,

    Frank

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