Monthly Archives: May 2008

Attention! Sherlock Holmes Weekend

Hello fellow Sherlock fans.  Just a quick heads up to let you know the UK channel UKTVDRAMA is having a Sherlock Holmes this weekend, the 24-25 May.

Sadly, I don’t think it includes Jeremy, but it does have at least some of the classics, and a couple of the more recent adaptations which are quite good.  If you watch ‘The Case of the Silk Stocking’ with Rupert Everett, watch out for the funeral scenes, this was filmed at Kensal Rise cemetary, which has catacombs you can visit.  Yep, I’ve been there :mrgreen:

I like the new one with Richard Roxburgh, personally.  Set your reminders!  Here’s a link to the UKTVDRAMA page.


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Tin Man

Thanks to – probably both Blood Ties and Moonlight – now being cancelled I’m on the lookout for some new TV shows to watch.

I saw an advert the other day for Tin Man.  Apparently it’s an updated version, if you will, of the Wizard of Oz.  I saw a little bit of an episode today, but I really think I’m going to need to watch it from the very beginning in order to work out what’s going on!  Although, I think it’s only a mini-series, so it’s not going to last me forever :sad:

At least, at the moment, I still have in the way of supernatural dramas, Medium, Supernatural and Ghost Whisperer.  Crime, I have NCIS, Bones and Cold Case.  Watch ‘em if you will.

Here’s a link for more information at the SCI-FI channel.  You can catch it on this channel in both the UK and US.


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Small, But Perfectly Formed Edwardian Photograph

Such a pretty little one, with a lovely border from my collection. I have tried to show it here round about the exact size. Another Pollyanna perhaps??


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Doodle Week Day Seven: Doodle Mad

Yep, those people make me doodlingly mad I tell you! Photography helps to harm the interiors of historic properties, never mind filming can leave us open to security issues. When someone asks you nicely not to take photographs, please don’t ignore them and creep away and do it anyway.

I reserve the right to a) kick you off the tower or b) lock you in the dungeon. You have been warned :wink:

Phew, it’s the final day. Laying down now…


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While I’m Promoting Historic Houses…

I must just quickly tell you about Stobhall, Perthshire. It’s the lovely little family home of the Drummonds or Earls of Perth to be exact. I’m planning a visit, but it’s only open from the end of May to the end of June, so get your skates on!

I’ll be doing a little post soon on all of the historic houses and palaces I’ve visited. Might throw a few museums in there too. Here’s the link to Stobhall’s website.


Filed under History, Places to go

Doodle Week Day Six: Doodle Abstract

I did use colour for this one, but my scanner is being mean to me, so here it is in black and white for now…


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Anyone Want to Buy a Castle With Me?

A local(ish) castle called Tillycairn is currently up for sale for offers over £825,000.

Anyone want to buy it with me? :lol:

You can see the castle here.  I wants it I do…it’s a bargain!


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Doodle Week Day Five: Doodle Daydream

Phew, day five. I’m quite looking forward to a rest when the week’s up! Would you believe I couldn’t even escape from doodling at the castle training day? Yep, ended up drawing the castle tower, and no you can’t see it. :razz:


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Doodle Week Day Four: Doodle Flower

No, flowers don’t talk.  They’re just thinking…


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Help Save Braemar Castle

I first visited the lovely little castle at Braemar about 14 years ago.  Since that time, for a number of reasons the castle had to close to the public, and remained closed for many years.

In recent years the people of Braemar decided to rescue the castle and have obtained the lease for the next 50 years.  A few years have passed, but after a lot of hard work the castle re-opened to the public on the 3 May.  I was fortunate enough to be able to visit it on the Bank Holiday Monday here in the UK.

The volunteers have done a wonderful job, working on the grounds as well as the castle, many of the rooms have been refurbished very sympathetically, and a benefactor purchased and donated much of the castle’s original furniture back to the castle.  There is still much to be done, so why not visit and your entry money will help.

You can click here for news and updates regarding Braemar Castle.  Makes me feel very fortunate for what we have at Fraser.

Image copyright Alison Lodge 2008


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