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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 ...
... of Lossiemouth history is that it
provided the UK with its first Labour Prime Minister, one Ramsey McDonald. Quite
the feat for the son of a serving girl and a ploughman. On that occasion a free
Presbyterian education forged a national leader in the face of Eton and Cambridge
hoity toits. So there you have it a quick zip through a lovely part of Scotland
and proof positive that these is more than Whisky to be had in these parts.
Slangevar!! (Good Health)
... will soon be capturing snow that the snowplows will use to create more ski & snowboard routes. The lack of trees makes grooming the slopes easier. We both comment that it would have been better for Sonny Bono to ski here.
Only once have I taken a lengthy walk in and around our cottage. As I finished one end of my walk I noticed a stone monument memorializing the life ...
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 ...