John has been rather busy over the last few months, to say the least. Not only did he manage to spend a month away in the glorious Californian sunshine, he also got married while he was there. After a relaxing honeymoon, the celebrations continued back in Scotland with a ceilidh for his family and friends. He is only now recovering (physically and mentally) and getting used to married life.

John recommends, if you are ever in California and feel a bit homesick, go and stay on a stunning piece of Scottish history, the RMS Queen Mary at Long Beach.