I really must get caught up on some blog entries! The first thing I was going to write about was the Celtic Festival held at Newbattle Abbey, not far from Edinburgh. All sorts of activities had been organised celebrating Celtic traditions. Deirdre did a taster workshop in Gaelic, using the Ulpan method we used in our two terms of lessons; I attended a talk on the Scots language – NOT a slang English, but a language even older than English. There were dance workshops in Breton, Irish
woodland walks for anyone who wanted a bit of quiet ; food tents, icecream vans, everyone was catered for, and I think everyone enjoyed a very pleasant and happy day. If I hadn’t been on duty as a steward I’d have photographed some of the other activities, but despite being at my designated posts during the day I thoroughly enjoyed things too. Oh, this is another volunteer steward, who insisted on dressing up as the Newbattle Abbey token monk!
Talk again soon.