Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Out and about

Having decided that it is best that we do not go away over night this summer due to my wee health issue we have made this a week to go some places as a family. On Sunday we went to see the gardens of Crail which were open as part of a Open Gardens charity scheme-
We saw a variety of beautiful gardens ,all different, which gave us great pleasure as well as ideas for our own garden. Crail is also a lovely village just to wander around.A picnic was taken and enjoyed by all of us.
On Monday we went to Culross to see the garden of a 17th century merchant as well as having a wander about generally.
The garden is laid out in early 17th century style with the plants of the period too.All is gardened organically.In the picture above you can see the splendid buildings too.
Although not pictured in this photo I was delighted  to see that one  of my favorite plants Alexanders was being grown. I have it in my garden and it is a  superb architectural plant up to 6ft tall and can be eaten. The plants I grown are direct descendants of  plants grown in the medieval herb garden at Craigmillar castle. It is beginning to set seed and if any UK bloggers fancy some let me know...
On Tuesday we went to St Andrews and enjoyed the beautiful town by the sea.
Some of the family outside Northpoint cafe ( a great place to have lunch and well worth visiting for lovely food and coffee) where William and Kate went for coffee in their Uni days. The cafe celebrated the good news of the royal birth by putting the "Boy" balloon in the window. A walk along the beach and a look at a few shops completed and lovely day.
Today ,Wednesday we had a walk around part of Loch Leven and a lovely coffee overlooking the the loch at the Laird's Larder.Great scones too btw.
Some work completed on my Interwar Norwegians who are moving along well too.


  1. Sounds like a good way to enjoy the summer as much as you can.
    The garden looks cool. Kind of a riot of greenery.

  2. Fascinating architecture there, looks almost Dutch and I really like the ochre paint plaster. Lokks as if you are managing to have a jolly time despite everything.

  3. What a lovely day they Alan and you have the weather for it too. What a great way to spend a day