Last Thursday I flew to Scotland to visit Silver Sewer and her husband , not by my own wings I hasten to add .I didn,t get off to a good start, the plane was 2 hrs late due to a hold up in France, then another short delay while we waited for a thunder storm to pass .
When I finally reached my destination and saw my hosts in the airport waiting for me I felt so sorry , they looked so cold but after warm kisses and hugs all was well .
I had the most wonderful 3 days . I was treated with love and kindness , lovely food , hot water bottles in my Oh! so comfortable bed and great magazines to browse before I went to sleep.
We went to the Edinburgh quilt show and then the next day to see the most amazing display of tapestry relating to the battle of Bonnie prince Charlie and the Redcoats . 104 panels each a metre long, . I believe they were worked between the end 2009 and july this year . (forgive me if I,m wrong) but in about 8 months , I was awestruck . If the display ever comes to where you are able to see it do go. It is called Prestapans Tapestry .
We went to a very nice place for hot chocolate and the most delicious scone I have eaten recently .
The only aspect of Scotland I had before this trip was in T,V films e,g Rebus and Taggart . I was apprehensive but where Silver sewer lives it is beautiful . Wide open spaces and the Sea! One day we went into North Berwick , it is all so magical . a great little town, It all cast a spell over me .
I have always yearned fo Cyprus but Scotland knocked it into a cocked hat .
I discovered or was introduced to scotch pies , Wow !! I have looked up the recipe on the internet , no problem there , I,ll have a go .
The evening before I came away I mentioned to S,sewers husband that my maiden name is BAIRD , a good old scottish surname , That really gave me street cred,. Silver sewers husband is a scot .
I came home very happy and relaxed . Thankyou mine hosts , I love you both .