Every time I see a Highland cow (which to be fair isn’t that often) I think of the highland toffees I used to love eating when I was younger. I love their long fringes and cute faces.
I had a rubbish day at work today so I decided to blast the Proclaimers CD on my drive home, it always cheers me up! I went to see them at the Hydro for my birthday last October. As I was driving I couldn’t take a photo so I have added one that Nico took of me pretending to be the Proclaimers.
We went to Crieff today, it’s a lovely wee place. We had fun wandering in and out of the gift shops looking at things you never knew you needed! We then got tasty sandwiches from McNees deli on the High Street. I love a day trip.
We visited the Battle of Bannockburn centre today. We didn’t go into the centre which has loads of interactive stuff going on (there are very mixed reviews of it on Trip Advisor) instead we had a wander outside. I found the timeline really interesting and we were lucky it was a lovely sunny day.
I took my nephew to his drama class at Cumbernauld Theatre today. I was sad to hear that the theatre was closing, I have always loved the building. The theatre will be relocating to a new venue on Cumbernauld Academy school campus. I remember going to see ‘The Steamie’ there a few years ago, it was really funny.
I am always drawn to the sign on this building when I walk past. The Georgian building on which it hangs was home to a corset maker from 1946-2000. It was also the workplace of tobacco lords in the 1800s.
We walked past the new art school
building today, it is a complete contrast to the original building it faces, I can’t decide if I like it or not.
The High Court of Glasgow building was constructed in 1813 but mostly rebuilt between 1910-1913. We got to go inside it as part of ‘doors open day’ last year. It is definitely worth a visit if you get a chance though it did make me glad I have not been called for jury duty or as a witness before.
We went to Burntisland today, this reminded me of when we went here as children with my mums friend’s Sunday school class. We always had a good time even the years when we were huddled in a bus shelter as it was raining!
My Brother-in-law and I went for a run today, we stopped by the Jimmy Shand statue on the way back. I didn’t really know much about him apart from the fact he was famous for playing the accordion, but found out that he had retired to Auchtermuchty in 1972. He composed over 300 tunes in his lifetime.