Shawlands Park Hotel
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... door for tour & a wee dram. Our tour guide turned out to be Spanish ... Very knowledgable but boy ....was she hard to understand !
I took a walk to McCaig's tower at the top of Battery Hill ( see photo) & took in the view. The muscles suffered for that! John Stuart McCaig, was a banker and was his own architect for this tower. He designed it as a monument to his family but ...
... had many secret compartments to try and hide valuables. Sanitary arrangements were extremely primitive as more often than not chamber pots were emptied out of windows onto the street below. This was usually preceded by a warning shout of "guardie loo" meaning to be on guard below a term ultimately shortened to today's "loo" when referring to toilet arrangements. The second house was a Georgian house for an upper middle class family dating ...
... a great time. Rena had the lunch all ready for us getting back.
In the afternoon Holly and the boys made Chocolate Muffins with a Buttercream icing and an iced Ginger Loaf - yum yum!
On the Wednesday morning the boys had a long lie until about 11:20 am. After lunch at ours we visited Craignethan Castle in the Clyde valley. The boys had great fun running around and climbing the steep banks.
... we are well on our way, and despite the rain, the cold, and the dark, we are still very excited! Unfortunately for those attempting to sleep, Dad is especially getting into the Scotland mood, with his slightly overexcited playing of Scottish bagpipe music after we crossed The border into Scotland...naturally, he accompanied the stereo with his own human bagpipe sound effects, much to the chagrin of the dignified members of the ...
... and got soaked in Iguazu Falls - all in 7 months!
With the completion of this last page of the blog and its conversion into a book, we will be able to treasure the trip for evermore.
In total we were away for 68 nights which was over 70 days of travelling - here are some of the stats:
- 25 Flights
- 4 nights sleeping on planes - 3 of which were business class
- 20 ...