We had a drop of snow recently! Nothing much down here. Thankfully it all stayed on the hills – which I can see, thanks to the pollarding! I had a bit of a giggle to myself this morning though, as I am reading Penny Plain, by O. Douglas, a story set in the village of Priorsford – which is really Peebles - and found a bit spoken by the heroine Jean. Her brother had just spent his first term at Oxford University, and Jean was explaining how she knew he had been homesick at first. “…he spoke with passionate dislike of pollarded trees, because such things are unknown on Tweedside.”
While I’m on the subject of Penny Plain, - Katrina, I am rapidly coming to the conclusion that The Rigs is either a bit of writer’s license or it has been pulled down. I had two contenders but neither really fits the bill 100%.
I just thought they were so pretty, I wanted to make a record of them!
Anyway, a brief entry today as I haven’t much time, I’m afraid! I’ll post again after the weekend as I’m going to be pretty busy in the next few days. I’ll tell you more next week.
Talk again soon.