Monday, 14 September 2015

Three corners



We had nearly all of the United Kingdom covered this weekend.
Darling grand-daughter sped off to North North Wales for a wedding,
a seven hour journey by train, tube,train, train, bus, bus.




Younger son stayed at this fascinating, unreconstructed house in Edinburgh
for two nights before proceeding an hour north of Inverness,
by train,tube, train, train, car.


We went far South (by car) and enjoyed a quiet time
photographing cups of coffee,


blackberrying,


  beach foraging


 and exploring medieval cellars,



finishing in North North London
with a walk by this beautiful lake with my brother.


Pretty stunning considering it's not properly remote like


North North Scotland.

21 comments:

  1. I long to go to North North Scotland.

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    1. I'm very envious of Freda and Annie when I see their views from the house. Not so sure I could weather the winters though.

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  2. How lovely, especially the blackberrying and the beachcombing. I really must gather some blackberries before I miss the boat. CJ xx

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    1. They were still quite unripe so I thought we were too early.

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  3. Do you have something against the east east? Excuse my ignorance but what is an unreconstructed house - do you mean untouched, unrenovated, in its original condition - do tell.

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    1. Not at all - just didn't manage to complete our coverage of the UK with anyone visiting Northern Ireland. I haven't been to the house myself but gather it was in its original unmodernised state. The owner didn't rebuild or refit for a vintage look.

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  4. Lovely vase !
    Is that a Belling cooker ?

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    1. I've enlarged the photo but find it difficult to read the label. Might it say New Era?

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  5. Lovely. Your photos look so restful. Restful moments in what sounds like crazy travelling. Love your take on life.

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    1. I would never have attempted that journey with a one year old but it was apparently preferable to the long car journey which she detests!

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  6. I'd like to see more of the unreconstructed house. Too much nowadays is un-unreconstructed. And what a perfect photo form the train window, looking so thoughtfully out at the great rush past outside: it depicts possibility and the wide future.

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    1. I have added the hall floor. A bit like my own but with an unusual green tile.

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  7. That floor reminds me of something that feels like home, but I'm sure the hall at my Mum's is just plain (under the carpet). That is a lot of travelling about. At least you ended in a peaceful place.

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    1. It must be tempting to check. We had forgotten that the floor under the hall carpet at my parent's home was black and white tiled.

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  8. Those curvaceous kissable cheeks!

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  9. Lucille, every single one of these photographs suggests a story to me. Thank you so much for encouraging my imagination.

    I've just finished reading Nan Shepherd's The Living Mountain, and am now reading Robert Macfarlane's The Old Ways, and think that your post accompanies that reading very nicely. xo

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    1. I must look those up. Both are unfamiliar to me, thank you for those.

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  10. I think the cooker is New World, I had one similar many years ago.

    Grand-daughter is so lovely.

    I like the picture of the vase with the twiggy thing in it.

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    1. Yes I think it must say New World.
      She is.
      A friend was convinced I had bought the twiggy thing in an interiors knick-knack shop.

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  11. That first photo takes my breath away. She is lovely!

    And the last photo does too, in an entirely different way. Scotland seems very romantic to me!

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  12. Wonderful photos (especially the first one). Haven't been to Scotland since having the children. I must take them. Soon.

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