John. Great to see you back. I enjoyed your last post about Halladays. Regarding my move to Beith, it all came about from a blind date about 40 years ago. A friend of mine had a female cousin that lived here, and one day he said that she had been in contact with him, and invited him up for the week-end, and as he had never been to Scotland before, he asked me if I fancied the trip too. I told him I'd go, but didnt fancy being a lemon being there with him & his cousin, so he said he would ask her if she had a mate that could make up a four-some. And that my friend is the short version of how me and my lovely wife got together. She eventually came and lived with me in Brum, but each time we travelled back up to Beith to see her parents etc. I fell in love with the place, and people, and I eventually mentioned moving up here, and the rest, as they say, is history. Just to add another little twist to this in that I see you mention to Jean that Kens birthday is 19th Feb, which just happens to be mine too. Great talking with you again John. Look forward to more info on Halladays.