Duchally Country Estate
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Anniversaries are funny things. Time for contemplation and reflection. Time to assess the road between the marker posts. This time last year, we were embarking on a trip of a lifetime...a family adventure, thoughs of which will warm our hearts into our dotage. I was also embarking on a separate new adventure, leaving the a business that felt like a warm cocoon and had nurtured me all of my adult life...
... can hear it. They comment, "oh, I love your accent...ours is quite boring, but yours is lovely." We brought in the New Year listening to Scottish natives The Pet Shop Boys (popular in the 80s). We sang Auld Lang Syne and then I headed back to be with Roy. The streets were so crowded you could hardly move. Long day and night but so much ...
... 19th century building is on a site that goes much further back in Scottish history. Originally an abbey it is the original home of the Stone of Destiny (great movie), where the early Scottish kings, including MacBeth and Robert the Bruce, were crowned. Only a replica stone sits in the grounds now. The stone taken by Edward I of England, and positioned under the coronation chair used for the crowning of British monarchs up to and including Queen Elizabeth II, ...
Did I mention that we had to walk up five flights to get to our apartment? It was a cozy little apartment and we had use of the living room and kitchen. We spend most of our time in the kitchen talking to Nickie Campbell, our hostess.
The area that we stayed in is called Stockbridge. It is somewhat in revival. Lots of charity shops, co-ops and other yuppie ...
... to pick-up our hire car. Challenged accepted and some time later challenged achieved, albeit both wetter for the experience. At this stage, Michelle's immune system is being sorely tested! The drive out of Edinburgh to head north was a challenge. Not only had I not driven a manual car since 1984, but not driven in peak hour Edinburgh traffic - not a very smart combination. Anyhow, 45 minutes later we get out the one way streets and small lane ways ...