Abbeyside Bed & Breakfast
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... to British “Great Houses”, castles
in name and appearance but more appropriately palaces of enormous grandeur. One
of the most fantastic such homes I saw anywhere in Scotland in Floors Castle
near the town of Kelso, home to the Duke of Roxburghe and said to be Britain’s
largest inhabited mansion. It’s fantastic both inside (no pictures allowed) and
out, and although the Duke and his family’s main residential quarters are not
on the ...
... the black bole shows through the distressed patches in the gold.
Finally it was time to get the gold out. Having never worked with gold leaf before it took some getting used to how fragile it can be. The slightest breeze wafting around was enough to make the gold fly off in a random direction and end up in a scumpled up ball that was no use to man or beast.
The trick to getting it onto the mirror rather than everywhere else, was to run the ...
... to Garelton Lodge. Gavin and Jackie had outdone themselves in preparing it to be beautiful and welcoming and excitement grew as couple by couple, guests arrived. I believe the final count was a guest list of about 30 or so. The ceremony was led by a humanist officiant who explained that their belief is in the goodness of man and his ability to choose to live a life rich in meaning and compassion and tolerance and love ...
... look out at three different hills that we will pass through tomorrow. These hills, the Eildon Hills, are considered the most distinctive landmarks in the Scottish Borders. Woven in with the history of this area are legends aplenty. The ghost of King Arthur is said to live under these hills, which other legend says were formed from one giant hill split by a wizard. The Romans got into the act here as well, setting up a signal station too ...
... decided to call up Pete and Shona and ask for help. We really didn’t want to take advantage of their kindness, but we were at a bit of a loss at the moment. Fortunately we weren’t very far away from their home.
Within minutes, Prince Charming came to rescue us rising on a white stallion (Mercedes van) to load up the bikes and whisk us off to the West Calder Bike Shop. Sheepishly, we hung our heads in shame as ...