Monthly Archives: October 2007

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Or Samhain if you prefer.

Howl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


You Are a Werewolf


You’re unpredictable, moody, and downright freaky.

You seem sweet and harmless, until you snap. Then you’re a total monster.

Very few people can predict if you’re going to be Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde.

But for you, all your transformations seem perfectly natural.Your greatest power: Your ability to tap into nature

Your greatest weakness: Lack of self control

You play well with: Vampires

What Kind of Monster Are You?

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Wordless Wednesday: Drum Castle

A lovely bright, leafy day at Drum Castle.

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Christmas At Castle Fraser

Please join us for the following events at Castle Fraser:

02/12/2007 – 07/12/2007

During this week, we welcome the following choirs singing carols at the castle: Sunday 3pm – The Aberdeen Orpheus Choir, Monday & Tuesday 7.30pm – Inverurie Choral Society, Wednesday 7.30pm – The Granite City Chorus,Thursday 7.30pm – Choir – TBC, Friday 7.30pm – The Aberdeen Orpheus Choir.

Refreshments are also served, these include mulled wine served with mince pies and shortbread. The courtyard shop will be open for Christmas shopping and decorations.

Tickets £9 – Including refreshments. Booking Essential.

15/12/2007 – 16/12/2007

Follow the Star weekend. Josephs amazing camels return to bring Christmas cheer and joy to the Castle. The ultimate Christmas event for children.

Adults £6, children & concessions £4. Admission if booked before 10th December – Adults £4, children & concessions £2.50.

Castle Fraser, Sauchen, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 7LD. Telephone 01330 833463.   Visit the NTS website for more events.

Maybe I’ll see you there :smile:

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Enchanted Grove

The many trees in Autumn in the gardens of Drum Castle.

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Grammar Queen!

Saw this over at The Poor Mouth. Like Jams, I am a master of grammar :wink:


You Scored an A


You got 10/10 questions correct.
It’s pretty obvious that you don’t make basic grammatical errors.

If anything, you’re annoyed when people make simple mistakes on their blogs.

As far as people with bad grammar go, you know they’re only human.

And it’s humanity and its current condition that truly disturb you sometimes.

The It’s Its There Their They’re Quiz

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Ooops! I Think I Missed My 6 Months Anniversary

If memory serves (and I’m too lazy to check) I started blogging on the 22 April, so I’ve officially reached my 6 months mark.  Wow, that went quick.

Not sure that everyone necessarily appreciates me being here at all, never mind for 6 months though :wink:

I’ve also gone way past 1500 comments too, so many thanks to all of you for coming and commenting.  If you’ve been lurking thus far, come and say hello!

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Bert Didn’t Do It

As usual Bert reserves the right to remain silent…

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Edward Makes a Genealogical Appearance

I’m a big fan of the way the BBC promotes Family History/Genealogy with the show ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’
It shows just how interesting and addictive it can be, using celebrities’ families to illustrate.  I just watched the last in the series last week, which was about Matthew Pinsent’s family.  (An Olympic multiple gold medal winner for Rowing.)

It was, as usual, a very interesting story, covering the First World War, and his relatively aristocratic family, but became yet more interesting to me in the last 10 minutes or so.

It was revealed that, through Matthew’s female line, he is directly descended for King Edward I (aka Eleanor’s husband.)  Sadly though, his line comes through Edward’s second marriage, so he is not related to Eleanor herself.

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Vote for Your Treasured Scotland

Having come upon this site by accident, I thought it was an excellent idea.

To celebrate the RCAHMS 100 years of building a picture of Scotland’s past, they have created Treasured Places.

You can vote for your favourite of the 100 selected images from their archive, or you can go and and post details of your own favourites.

Tsk!  Castle Fraser wasn’t one of them.

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Oooh, I’m Excited!

I picked up my copy of a letter about Lady Blanche today!  Have to sign forms in order to get one, so I’m rather excited to finally have it in my hot little hands.

So now have paper proof of Consumption.  Must crack on with the research on the paintings that were sold at the Castle now…

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