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In the highlands of Scotland
Our Christmas we spent
North to our Bothy
In a Red Sleigh we went
Our beds were in cupboards
With a glass ceiling pane
To gaze at the stars
And the sleet, snow and rain
On the morning of Christmas
There were presents galore
Under our branch tree
And our stockings had more
We had Champagne at brunch
Our pancakes to toast
Then 8 hours to cook
Our Christmas Pork Roast
We are staying in Dufftown, Banffshire. The town is between Mortlach and Craighellachie.
There is certainly a Canadian connection. Sir Mount Stephen was born here. He was one of the Scots who funded the CPR giving names to towns across Canada. They were either homesick Scots or didin't have any imagination! ....Interesting facts, Mortlach here is twinned ...
... on this fine North Eastern tour
was the fishing port of Lossiemouth. It’s a marvelous little village built on
the fishing grounds that used to provide its income. It has seen its share of
tragedy as has most fishing villages. Most notable is the Stotfield disaster on
Christmas Day 1806. The upshot of this was that the village of Stotfield west
of Lossiemouth was left with 17 widows, 47 orphaned children and 2 old men. It
never recovered. Of note in ...
... so very quaint. The post office doubles as a grocery store and café or maybe it’s the other way round? Not far from here we drive to Carrbridge, another little village where I captured a picture of its iconic bridge.
In Europe, “sunny” can give way to “rainy” in an instant. I watch the forecast for Aviemore daily to determine when we can ...
We checked into Hay Lodge Bed & Breakfast in Nairn (lovely B&B), strolled past The Bandstand and The Toorie, walked about (and played on) Leisure Park, had dinner at the Aurora Hotel, drinks at The Classroom and Havelock House...lovely ...