A word popped up from my past.

I can’t remember what prompted the memory of this word but it certainly brought back memories of my childhood in Scotland.  I must have been a particularly sulky teenager as I remember my father saying to me on more than one occasion, “What’s that boosach for?” or “What’s that boosach about?” I can’t remember having…

This was started on 24th February 2020

I know the start date because I now keep a knitting journal, rather than having scraps of paper scattered in pattern books and on the studio shelves. The pattern motifs used in the jumper are taken from this book. I have used the book many times and this time I wanted to use motifs that…

How to make an omelette

Originally posted on A Drawerful of Porridge:
A couple of weeks ago I was in Luvian’s wonderful Bottle Shop and deli in Cupar, browsing the serried ranks of gin and whisky bottles. I could have bought a £200 bottle of rare Finnish vodka, in a bottle the size of a fish tank. But instead I…

Memories jolted by desktop photo

The desktop on my home computer has a flow of photos which have been loaded onto the computer over the years.  Yesterday one of the photos that came on the screen was this one. It is an aerial photo of the village where I grew up.  The village is Ladybank, Fife and the photo was…

Will there be a Poor-oot?

Last Friday a huge marquee was erected on the front lawn of the Metung Hotel.  There was obviously going to be a wedding the following day.The hotel is known for its location as an ideal wedding venue as it looks out onto Bancroft Bay. You might be asking what this has to do with the…

Tuesday travels. . . . Culross, Fife

My sister has often spoken of Culross and she has visited the village when she has travelled to Scotland but I have not managed to visit the place until this last trip when we made a special detour so that I could see the village. The Royal Burgh of Culross is the best preserved example…