Monday, May 02, 2011

We're back from sunny Scotland

... and what a gloriously sunny week we had, with only a brief shower of rain
on the day we arrived, and a bit of drizzle last Friday. We went on holiday
with several members of Mrs C's family, and stayed in a large Victorian house
(self-catering) in Newtown St Boswells. One of Mrs C's great grandmothers was
born and grew up in Galashiels nearby, so part of the reason for choosing
the Scottish Borders for a holiday was to do some family history research.

It will take me 1-2 weeks to process all the photos I took, so during that
time I will write a bit about the family history and the friendliness of
the local people, Robert Owen's cotton mill at New Lanark, Walter Scott's
home at Abbotsford, the museum devoted to Mary Queen of Scotts in Jedburgh,
the fabulous Dawyck Botanical Gardens, and the lovely scenery along the
River Tweed.

I've added some website links to the above, in case you can't wait.

2 Comments:

Anonymous edtNZ said...

Looking forward to your photos

9:41 PM  
Blogger justin said...

Thanks, Edt ... I've just posted a few (with lots more to see on my
Flickr site).

5:51 PM  

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