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…

Tuesday travels. . . . Crail and Anstruther

Crail is a picturesque fishing village in the East Neuk of Fife, part of the Kingdom of Fife and where my parents lived for a few years. “Charming cobbled streets tumble down to the miniature harbour, which is sheltered by cliffs and surrounded by fishing cottages. Crail is a typically tourist-friendly village and gets particularly…

I didn’t know what frogging was until recently.

Over the years I have unravelled many pieces of knitting but I had no idea that this was called “frogging”  I just thought it was unravelling.  I suppose there are many words for it but “frogging” was new to me. One of the blogs I follow had made mention of frogging some knitting she was…

Clearing out my drawers!

This exhibition caught my eye because it is being held at Ladybank Station. I grew up in Ladybank. Claire Heminsley is a textile artist and drawer and you can find more information about her here.

I’m not glaikit!

Another book for my A-Z Book Challenge. With a character saying he isn’t glaikit you have to know that this is a book by someone who knows Scottish vernacular. What can I say other than it is a great Ian Rankin read.  I love it. So many mentions of places I know in Fife, a…