Another day, another car….


Last Monday was a holiday, and the lure of a drive to another part of Scotland was strong. My old CRV has 105,000 miles on the clock so is a bit tired; young Lady’s Civic has to be preserved for when CRV gives up; and son’s BMW needs its own petrol tanker coming behind it. So Daughter, who has just acquired a new Ford Focus, volunteered to give the new car a run into the Scottish/English Border area.

Peebles is one of those areas which is what is a REAL Market Town…..with REAL shops. It is situated on the River Tweed, well known for the fishing. The approach is by quite narrow roads and a sudden twist into the Main Street. It is wonderfully wide, but don’t expect to get easy parking on a nice day. On both sides of the road, you will find every kind of specialist shop, including a great book shop (for Son and me), and shoe shops (for the ladies).

Picnicking was possible on the riverbank, and we watched children happily playing about. Then we walked along the river, and through the rugby grounds. If the borders is known for nothing else, the rugby features highly in the social life of this whole region.

A visit to our favourite group of art and craft shops was essential, and a slightly-roundabout journey back took us to the source of the River Tweed, and a Devil’s Beeftub, a very deep valley in the shape of a deep bowl near Moffat. Back to Daughter’s where she served-up her usual high-quality food ( a gift acquired from my Young Lady) and a snooze, before being driven back home by Son in his BMW.

……………nothing startling, but just a nice day!

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4 thoughts on “Another day, another car….

  1. Well it sounds to me as if you had a wonderful holiday Monday! BMW’s are a luxurious car to travel home in too! Lovely.
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    I know the area you mention very well. I wonder if we have been picnicking at the same time and it was my children playing happily? ;o) I certainly know the shops.. especially the shoe shop!

  2. He must have got it from my father who had a Humber Hawk, and I had three Volvos. What the next generation will be able to drive who knows?

    Could well have been there at the same time….a lot of happy people were about. Takes us away from the normal worries of living!

  3. hmmm…we’re honda people too. i have a fit(jazz over in europe?) and husbandito has an accord.

    if you keep enticing me with these travel posts of yours, i might have to get on a plane!!!

  4. A lovely post about a lovely day ~ I know the area well too, although I’m living in Canada now! You’ve brought back some pleasant memories of my two trips back to that area.

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