Archive for the tag 'Traquair House'

After breakfast we set off through the pretty countryside to Traquair, stopping along the way to photograph the River Tweed. We managed to arrive a little early but the gate was open and the kiosk manned so we were able to go in. One again the weather was glorious so we chose to look around [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Oct 16th 2018

This maze was designed in 1980 by John Scofield and planted with 1500 Leyland Cypress trees donated by NICHOLAS SAUNDERS.  The first tree was planted by Anna Vaughan, the youngest child in the Traquair school.  In 1982 after an extremely severe frost two thirds of the Leyland Cypress died and were replanted with Beech.
The maze [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Mar 20th 2014

Scott & Shackleton:

We are Pygmy goats originally from the Cameroon Valley in Africa. We love to frolick and climb things and are very friendly.
We eat greens and special grains and like to be cosy when it is cold.
We have been named after the famous explorers, Scott who led an expedition to the North Pole [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Mar 19th 2014

Once a pleasure ground for Scottish Kings in times of peace, the a refuge for Catholic priests in times of terror, the Stuarts of Traquair supported Mary Queen of Scots and the Jacobite cause without counting the cost.
Imprisoned, fined and isolated for their beliefs, their home, untouched by time, reflects the tranquility of their family [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Mar 18th 2014

Friendship is a single tree under which many can enjoy the shade.
From a Thousand Paths to friendship by David Baird

6 Comments CherryPie on Mar 16th 2014

When you lay out all possible pathways, no matter how ridiculous or counter intuitive they may seem, and sort the multitude of data, events, and actions upon their appropriate piles, a new reality may emerge to compete against your own bias. It is your ability to believe and amend your belief system, which separates you [...]

11 Comments CherryPie on Dec 15th 2013

Over breakfast we decided that we would venture across the border into Scotland to visit Traquair House which had been recommended to us by the guests we had been chatting with in the lounge the previous evening. As we left the breakfast room Toby then Leona followed us out into the porch.  They had mentioned [...]

15 Comments CherryPie on Sep 25th 2013