Lady Watson had decreed that since today we were to be beseiged by one of the most wrongly named sporting events, the Edinburgh Marathon, which was running past our front door that we would vacate the premises yesterday and head for the sunnier climes of Stirling castle as this one of the "to do" things on her 2016 calender.I say it is one of the most wrongly named events as it takes place mostly in East Lothian but I would imagine that the East Lothian marathon wouldn't appeal to most Kenyans who flew along past my house faster than the boy racers on a Saturday evening.
|I think I'll bag a tourist|
|Thought I'd lost her-dammit!|
|16th century castle with 21st century scaffolding|
|The only pre 1707 Scotsman I have any time for and he was still a bit niave|
|Where's me dinner?|
|What can I say|
|Thin red line.|
|Action Man circa 1916|
|Mad Mitch phoning for a pizza.|
|Action Man 50 years later.|
|The battle for Hill 282 in Korea|
|Today's a la carte menu.|
From there we moved out to the courtyard and followed the path towards the armoury visiting on the way the displays of tapestries and Renaissance type dresses.Lady Watson was drooling over one that she want to wear that evening but I thought it was a bit too dressy for our local pub.
|16th century Primark.|
We finished off our castle visit with a look at the armoury where the gunpowder was stored.They have all the clothes and shoes that had to be worn.Not the kind of job I would like.
|I was born 400 years to late.|
|No it's not my house.|
On our way out of the church we were amazed to see the sight of a chav wedding party.The wedding partys dress was in contrast to the drab coloured clothes worn by the other castle visitors.The photo session almost ended in disaster with the sight of the bridesmaids almost falling their length on the cobbled entrance to the castle.I think the castle builders could've been a bit more forward thinking all these hundreds of years ago and saved the embarrassment of these naive young ladies in their high heels.
|Kaffee und Kuchen Stirling style|
|Here be dragons!|
The excursion was rounded of with a trip round rural Fife before finishing off the day with a visit to the Gothenburg for a couple of foaming ales.
|Scene of the Shug memorial games day-26th November 2016|