Saturday, August 23, 2008

Castles in Scotland

This is a photo of Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh.  I bleached the 4x6 photo and enlarged it on my copier onto canvas.  But this isn't the subject of this post.

I'm reading a book called A Charmed Life by Liza Campbell.  It's about her childhood in Cawdor Castle in the north of Scotland.  Several years ago, my husband and I stayed a week in Scotland very close to this castle.  We toured it and many others while there.  I never get tired of seeing castles and cathedrals.

So when I saw this book in the Quality Paperback Book Club, I had to get it.  I'm a third of the way through and really liking it.

Another good one is called The Guynd-A Scottish Journal by Belinda Rathbone.  She is an American who married a Scot, moved to his ancestral home, restored it, and got divorced.  That was very disappointing.  I like happily-ever-after endings.

I love reading about people restoring homes and the millions of details involved.  I hope someday to write the saga of  building our home.  We couldn't find what we wanted plus land with it, so we build a new-old house.  But that's another post.

Next time I'll talk about staying in a Welsh castle last Spring.  They restored theirs too and wrote about it.

1 comment:

Sian Draycott said...

I'm from Wales and live in Scotland at the moment. We have some beatiful castles over here. Thanks for the tips on the paper backs I'll look into it...