Tuesday, July 27, 2010

An Aussie take on all things Scottish

I have been trying to write this post for a week!! It is light and fluffy, so you would think I could manage it. My little girls have different ideas about how I should be spending my time....

My wee bonnie lassies sizing up the clowns
and the prizes to be won

A recent visit to my Husbands 93 year old grandmother at the beautiful country town of Wingham a few months ago saw us having a look at the annual Scottish festival that is held here.

The town itself is beautiful and the festival was a bit of fun. Some traditional pole throwing (??), I am sure there is a more Scottish term for the event, bagpipes and good old fashioned tug-o-war. Kilts a plenty but no haggis for us thanks!!

A band practising before they take centre stage

My parents have started to research Mums side of the family tree and what do you know the family originated from Scotland! A very difficult search on smiths that were also known as Jones!! They seem to be light on details like dates and correct names and there are a few skeletons getting a shake up in that wardrobe.

I love this very Australian looking pub.
Complete with Ute (at very front of picture) and gum leaves framing the shot

Medieval fun lurking in this tent

A Scottish landscape? Perhaps not

A very proud Grandpa trotted bonnie Bella through the festival.
The jacket and beret were worn by her Auntie 30 odd years ago!
Grandma has lovingly looked after this beautiful outfit

We asked both our girls if they wanted
to wear the jacket and beret. 
Our very determined and very individual Beth said no-way,
Our ever obliging Bella was happy
to don the outfit for her Grandma & Grandpa.
I think she wears it well


  1. Bella & Beth. How totally wonderful. I love your blog, it makes me smile. xx's

  2. YOur kids are certainly cuties.. and that tarten cape!! so fab... I think my mum had one just like it which she made herself.. of course I never appreciated it back then,.

    Love that old aussie pub!! great pic!! Have a lovely weekend. xxx Julie

  3. Marsha - thanks for your lovely comments.
    Julie - I was a bit nervous about either of my girls wearing this outfit as they are very hard on things. As soon as we were heading home that cape and beret were whipped off and given back to my mother-in-law.

  4. Hey Lise
    Thanks for stopping by.. That photo of my mum is from her competition ballroom dancing days.. Fab isn't i? I often think I would have preferred that era. Hard to say.. women didn't have much choice.. but somehow they seemed to be happier I think...

    Okey dokey.. have a great weekend.. xx Julie

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