It’s Midsommar! Last year this time we were in Sweden – this year we’re in lockdown 🙁

I decided I would have a go at “Näcken och Sko Ella” which is a great tune for the nyckelharpa.

Wicker Horse

We had a great week in Dumfries and Galloway over Easter, with glorious weather. The wicker horse was decorating Kirkcudbright centre, I fitted in a couple of bike rides in the sunshine, we visited MacLellan’s Castle, the savings bank museum and kirkyard in Ruthwell, and I had my first sea swim of the season (cold water though, only about 9C I think!). I also found a rather glorious mediaeval goblet in the shop at MacLellan’s Castle! And of course I forgot to add when I first put this up – we went to the lovely session at the Steam Packet Inn in Isle of Whithorn, where the nyckelharpa had a great time as always (joined by the fiddle on this occasion!).

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Old Edinburgh Buses

Not being a bus anorak I can’t identify the type, but I do remember the style! Transport for Edinburgh 🙂 were running some of their old museum stock on the number 5 route, and I caught a couple of them as I was out in Morningside.