Saturday 24th. January, 2015 – A Really Good Day 


A picture of Ann with her Vestiarium Scoticum – I suppose this is to kilt makers what the Rossdhu Book of Hours was to us at Luss. It is the first published work which records tartans and ascribes them to their clans. Whether it is a work of scholarship or a sophisticated sales brochure is open to debate; certainly this 1840 work, of which Ann’s is a superb example, is highly sought after and much admired


Rose walked Mix and saw Ann off on her journey home. Then Rachel and I set about the studio in the Hen House, completing the plaster-boarding and clearing the room before cleaning it thoroughly so that it is ready for the plasterer on Monday.

That done I had a snack lunch and Scott and Sure arrived to share with Mum and Olive some of Scott’s family research. I did a bit more work and then ended up in the Bothy with the organ, singing through the Gilbert and Sullivan opera Patience – absolutely fabulous. Rachel continued polishing the music files for Gavinton for tomorrow.

Rachel and I dined in the farmhouse. It was just us as Olive and Digger were off to Scott’s to play a game, and Mum was off to the Gavinton Burns’ Supper, driven there and back by David . One day I will rediscover my appreciation of Burns’ Suppers but I suppose I had more than my fill during the last fifteen or so years and I had a fabulous evening with Rachel watching the very first Foyle’s War in front of a roaring fire. What could be better?

We walked the dogs and went to bed.

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