Well, as it hasn’t actually rained for two days in a row now, I know it’s hard to believe, I’ve been hard at it in the garden as it had got to the stage where I couldn’t actually see the path which leads to the greenhouse. Everything was so overgrown, what with all the rain we’ve had, I’ve made a fairly good start but, there’s still a lot to be cut back and weeded and the rain is coming back tomorrow according to the weather forecaster.
On Friday it was a lovely day so we made a picnic and drove for about two hours south-west over to Ayrshire to visit Culzean Castle, it’s pronounced Cullane. It’s just over 100 miles away from us and we hadn’t been there before. It’s a wonderful place, set on cliffs above the Firth of Clyde, with views over to the island of Arran and on very clear days you can see all the way to Ireland. I’ve not had a chance to flickr the photos yet but if you want to see what it looks like have a look here. Go on give yourself a treat and click on it, it’s a gorgeous place.
After Culzean we drove to nearby Alloway, Robert Burns’s birthplace, but by then it was late so the house was shut, we did have a lovely walk around the village though and, it’s much prettier than I thought it would be. Again, photos to prove it will be here during the coming week.
It was a beautiful evening so the drive back east to Fife was a treat, after all the chat about Scotland’s gloaming it was great to actually experience that long summer twilight, there was still plenty of light in the sky around midnight but we haven’t been having many gloamings like that, as the weather has been so dull and wet.
Jack did comment to me the other day that I didn’t seem to be able to go anywhere without buying a book, and he’s right because the National Trust houses all have second-hand book sections now. So I’ll be listing more book purchases soon, I haven’t even had much time for reading and I never did get around to signing up for the Rosamond Lehmann Challenge which I found out about from Anbolyn. I had every intention of reading A Sea-Grape Tree for it as I’ve had it for ages and I’ve read most of her other books. Oh well, I can drop by and see what other, more organised bloggers are saying.
Tomorrow, the forecaster is promising us rain again, maybe I’ll catch up with things then!
Just one wee mention of Bradley Wiggins – the first British man to win the Tour de France apparently, but I read in the Guardian the other day that he was actually born in Belgium! I think that’ll be one to remember for pub quizes – if you partake in such things. Apart from that it’s one to remember for that ever popular game of – Name Famous Belgians. He can replace the inevitable Hercule Poirot, that’s always a controversial one as he’s a fictional character, strictly speaking!