Glencoe, on a misty, mysterious day, much in keeping with it's history.
A beautiful ride into th Highlands, along Loch Ness, ending up in Inverness. We are in Edinburgh now, museums and castles, cathedrals and:
Dovecot Tapestry studio! Housed in a former baths, would this be the most fabulous studio space? Lucky weavers! There are tapestries to see, an exhibit currently of Indonesian batiks, and a nice cafe for lunch.
The Royal Museum (up the road from Dovecot) allows photos:
I'll have to look closely at my notes for spindle materials (stone?) and whether the shafts are reproductions. The mind, she is sometimes not at my command.
I loved this tea set:
Thistles! In silver :).
It was a rainy day in Edinburgh, which meant All The People were visiting the Museum at once. It's a perfect museum for families: lots of variation in the exhibits from animals, to science, cars, boats and planes plus an intriguing
Scottish history section, where I spent most of my time. I sat often and watched as families navigated their way, pointing things out to their children, teaching, passing on the culture, pushing strollers and trying to cling to one another. I listened to the cacophony of languages, happy to be able to step out of traffic, and knitted for a while under another glass-domed central hall. It's city life, a far cry from my usual days, and a great change of pace for country mice.
Life goes on at home, too, with little people learning lots of new things, like how to kiss Mama: