This was the road into West Linton the other day. They’d had far more snow than we did in Peebles.
I collected the new part for my fire from the shop, then Morag and I had a wander round the village. It’s an interesting place with a twisty main street and lots of little nooks and crannies, while right in the centre is the old well with ornamental clock tower and statue of Lady Gifford, an early benefactress of the village.
This is one of the little side streets with its old houses standing unordered, some with small gardens, some with front doors opening directly to the road.
Right at the bottom of the village is St Andrews church with its impressive war memorial. The nearby old tollhouse tearoom was unfortunately still closed – for refurbishment – so we decided to continue along the road to the Organic Farm Shop where we had the most delicious lemon drizzle cake – really moist and tangy - and a pot of tea, in their very new tearoom.
There’s not only the organic shop and cafe, but a gallery too. I have to say I was pretty horrified at some of the prices! Call me an art philistine, but I just don’t get it! Paintings costing hundreds, that I feel could have been painted by kids! There was one in particular ………
Talk again soon.