I love Assynt, and wouldn’t choose to live anywhere else, but if we had to live somewhere else in Scotland then I would hope that it would be Perthshire. It is such a pretty part of Scotland. I’ve always loved driving through Perthshire on the A9 up and down to Assynt, but today I had the opportunity to detour off the A9 and headed towards Aberfeldy and Kenmore:
Whereas our part of the world is a little dry and brown at the moment, Perthshire is beautifully green and lush:
I’m staying in a delightful B&B, Coshieville House,
My bedroom is beautifully appointed with lovely little extras such as fresh fruit cake, real coffee and a bowl of sweeties – little things, but the sort of thing that makes your room away from home just that bit more welcoming.
I always think of Perthshire as the garden of Scotland because things just grow so well here. Perthshire is famed for its strawberries and raspberries, and I was amazed to see raspberry canes in the road verges:
Just up the road from the B&B there is a field full of cows and I’ve enjoyed hearing them through the open window this evening.
Tomorrow – Karelia House. I popped in today to make sure I knew where I was going, and it was wonderful to catch up with Shirley Shearer whose brainchild Karelia House is, and to see what a wonderful shop she has. It has a huge range of craft items, and tomorrow I plan to have a jolly good scout around! I believe the wool week that they are holding has been a wonderful success so far with quite a bit of money raised for Help for Heroes – they have a list of prizes they’re offering in a raffle on this page, and tomorrow I’ll be adding to the prize pot. And I’ll be back tomorrow with photographs.