This past weekend, I made a wonderful escape to meet up with Jill from Land of the Big Sky and Tina of Tea and Woolly Socks. This time we met in Jill’s stomping ground, Fraserburgh. The drive up was very beautiful:
Jill is a trustee of the Lighthouse Museum, and she nabbed the best table in the cafe for us. She’d also asked the chef to make some gluten-free flapjacks for Tina, who was delighted. So we were very well catered for.
And look what was on exhibition there! Jill’s beautiful watercolours and cards. I was very taken indeed with her painting of a “wee sleekit tim’rous beastie” – more on that in a moment.
It was wonderful to see them both again and the time just flew as we discussed all manner of things both (seemingly) trivial and (seemingly) profound. Odd how the two overlap sometimes!
It was the most brilliantly clear day, although cold. Tina and I had a wander around the outside of the lighthouse museum. Here is the foghorn, and a little fishing boat:
The lighthouse, so the plaque tells us, is the only one in Scotland to be built into an existing structure – in this case a castle!
If it had been a bit less brisk, I think this bench would have been the perfect place to sit for a while.
I bought one of Jill’s watercolours, and as we’ve just repainted our living room walls, it had the perfect place to be!
It’s so dark and dreich today that I had to take it off the wall to show you a bit better. (Apologies for the reflection!)
Thank you, Jill, for your hospitality, and to both of you for the lovely presents and your wonderful company. Roll on springtime so we can meet up somewhere again!