The ones that nearly got away….

So it’s Hogmanay, I’m clearing out from my iPad all the photos I’ve used, or rejected, for blogging in 2012 and I’ve found a couple of posts that I meant to write but somehow never got around to. Who wants unfinished business at the end of the year? Here’s what I nearly missed out.

House for an Art Lover

We went to a wedding this summer for the first time in ages. The venue was brilliant – House for an Art Lover in Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park, which was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1901 but not built for over 90 years. Now it can be visited as a museum, as a restaurant or hired, as here, for events. I meant to take more photos of the park and do a full post but these will have to do – the exterior and some wedding details.





A few weekends ago, in that very cold snap, we set off for Linlithgow Palace, which we’d not visited in a long time. Idiotically, we forgot to check the Historic Scotland website and it was closed in preparation for the big Chanel event a few days later. Not being fashionistas, as I’m sure you’ve noticed, this had totally passed us by. However, we were still able to walk round the Loch and enjoy a good pub lunch in The Four Marys, a historic pub named after the Ladies-in-Waiting of Mary Queen of Scots, who was born in the palace. In the second picture below, you can see the temporary pavilion being built for Chanel. I bet the models and guests were all absolutely freezing!






So that’s the end of travelling for 2012. I hope everyone has a great New Year, and see you in 2013.