St. Andrews Kirk

Hope you are having a great weekend, Friends.  If you are someone who celebrates the Risen Savior, Happy Easter!

Is the calendar really turning a page today?  It feels like we just celebrated the new year and here it is already four months in.  Not that I’m complaining, mind you.  I adore the month of April.  The breeze blows softer, the grass turns greener, the sun shines warmer.  With every new leaf that springs forth on the trees and every tender shoot that arises from the ground, I am reminded that all things are being made new once again.  Kind of an appropriate allegory for today, I think.

With today being Easter Sunday, I thought it would be relevant to journey with you to the ruins of a place in Gullane, Scotland that no doubt saw many an Easter Sunday celebration.

That place is St. Andrews.  Pretty neat, isn’t it?

DSC_1460

Read more

Dirleton Castle

Hello again everyone,

Did anyone try the recipe I posted last week for the Victoria Sponge?  My goodness that was a delicious cake.  I was also quite impressed by how well it held up.  I was afraid the filling would cause the cake to become soggy, but I stored it in the refrigerator and three days later it was still fine.  I’m not a fancy baker but that cake made me feel fancy.

Anyway, it’s been awhile since I have featured a castle on my blog so today I thought it would be fun to hop in the car and head over to East Lothian.  About 20 miles to the east of Edinburgh just off of the A198, lies the pretty little village of Dirleton.  And in the heart of Dirleton sits the awesome, robust remains of Dirleton Castle.

20171114_182208

Read more