Topped with raspberries, the mountain of a cake I'm looking at is decorated with grapes, figs and berries, and garlanded with ivy and wild flowers.
Just as "slow food" generally tastes better than fast food, slow transport – at least on holiday – is a more enjoyable way to travel.
You could be forgiven for experiencing a sense of geographical displacement on arrival in Buenos Aires.
Location: Bridge of Gaur, Loch Rannoch
I don't recall when I first became aware of Tough Mudder, and the garish orange headband its graduates gain the honour of wearing.
CALUM MACDONALD finds plenty to ponder on a rural retreat to Norfolk
Location: Amulree, Perth and Kinross
Location: Houston and Bridge of Weir
Location: Perth and Kinross
Andrew Macintyre, gymnastics coach.
When I arrived in Glasgow as a fresh-faced young pup, a friend offered to show me the sights on a pub crawl with a twist: we would stop off at the city's finest – and a few less salubrious – hostelries along all 15 of the Subway stops.
It's 8.30am on a bright April day and it feels like we're in the middle of nowhere.