BOB'S DAILY DIARY IE THROUGH MATURIE YEARS
You remind me of the time my elder brother Ian and I were taking two of my grandsons flyfishing at a hill loch. Ian pulled out this whistle in the shape of a pig and casually mentioned that it was a " Haggis whistle" and that they could smell English people a mile away. They both spent the rest of the day looking up at the hill nervously. I live about a five minute drive from Burns' cottage Bob and when my grandson was up on holiday, I took him down to see it and the Brig o Doon etc. When he looked at the plaque on the cottage he asked me if I had known Burns personally? I hope that you enjoyed your Haggis, neeps and champit tatties, washed down with a glass of " The Craitur"
Don't know of you watch "Antique Road Trip" where either 2 or 4 Art Experts tour the country .scouring the little shops looking for bargains which they then put into a local auction house and the monies they make go into a charity at the end of the week. Today they were in Gods Country ( Yorkshire ) among the places they passed through were Cawthorne. Cleckheaton. Hollywell Green and finally WestonPark Museum. Sheffield.
I am a bit up an down at the moment but I guess as we are all getting older we can expect some problems.
The most poignant part of that last nights show was that this Lady threw her stately house open to wounded ex. service men who had returned home from W.W.with severe loss of limbs etc. she was a painter and encouraged servicemen to paint, sketch and the like. It seems this Titled Lady helped a lot of lads to recover. Hope you and the family are O.K.Bob/
Take Care. J.D.