We are over half way through the Annual Meeting post-tour and so far it has been a jam-packed week, but the excitement isn’t over yet!
On Tuesday we visited the historic city of Edinburgh. With so much to see and do we didn’t waste any time and headed for Edinburgh Castle where the crown jewels of Scotland are on display. From here you also get brilliant views of the city and surrounding areas from the castle walls. While in the city, we also took the opportunity to visit Princes Street for a spot of shopping. Some of the ladies even took the opportunity to climb up to Arthur’s Seat.
When we returned to Netherurd, we took the opportunity to relax with some shortbread and tea before settling down for our dinner. After dinner, we all sat together and played quite a few rounds of UNO.
Wednesday saw us spend a day in and around the grounds of Netherurd where we started the day with a very interesting guided tour of the site during which the manager, Janice, gave us an insight into the intriguing history of the property. We even saw the tree that the Countess of Wessex planted in 2010!
The evening rolled round and we prepared for our Scottish themed night. We had haggis and highland chicken for dinner and a few of us even wore our newly purchased tartan items. Elizabeth Higton, the Scottish Region Chairperson for the Trefoil Guild, popped in for a surprise visit to see how the tour was going. She spent time speaking to everyone and listening to the stories of the visits we had done since arriving in Scotland. After dinner, we were then entertained by the Netherurd Singing Circle. They were brilliant! We all had a sing-a-long – and we even joined in for the Gay Gordons dance! Everyone was in very high spirits after such a fun filled day. After the dancing and singing, the UNO cards were bought out again to round off a very successful day!
Today we are off to Scone Palace, once the crowning place of the Kings of Scots, and the city of Perth. Everyone is looking forward to seeing the beautiful palace and it’s surroundings. Will there be time for a scone? We hope so!