Monday, 13 May 2013

Girls' day out

I met up with my friend and ex work colleague Ann last week.   We had been trying to get together for ages but for various reasons it hadn't happened so a catch up was long overdue.  We found the perfect venue almost equidistant between our two homes.
Traquair House is the oldest inhabited house in Scotland, it dates back to 1107 and is absolutely gorgeous.  There is a good cafe, gift shop and a range of craft workshops as well as the property itself to enjoy.  We had a good lunch, a really good chat and a stroll round the grounds.   Over lunch we discussed many things including downsizing and reducing our clutter, then of course we made purchases at the jewellery workshop, Centaur Design.  Ann bought earrings and I got this gorgeous silver ring, its called a spinning ring as the broad beaten band contains two smaller silver rings that move freely.  I love it, I'm a huge fan of big silver rings and this one is delightful especially against my tanned hands. 
Image from Centaur Design

Then I couldn't resist this pretty pot in the gift shop,  made in Tobermory on the west coast of Scotland I think it's going to look fabulous full of shiny black Italian olives. 
I stopped off for a quick provisions top up on the way home and bought Mr FF some Eyemouth kippers from the fish van.  A lovely day out with something for everyone.


  1. I covet that ring! I like the bowl too, glad you both had a good day.

  2. Love the ring! Do let me know if you are heading down this way again ..... perhaps we could meet for a cuppa?

  3. Fun purchases always make a day out complete ;-) Ros

  4. Ooooooooooh, gorgeous buys, both essential!! Well done you!

  5. Ooh, I love a lunch date that includes a bit of shopping. Your ring and pot are fab. Are you planning to move house?