Monday, 1 September 2008

Little bit of Scotland in Belgium!

Being part Scottish I was brought up with a love of Scotland and as a child loved doing little highland dances so I always enjoy visiting Scottish Days when they pop up here in Belgium. This weekend we went to visit Ooidonk Castle, it is a vast 16th Century castle that is privately owned!! Can you imagine living in a place like that?! There were bag pipe bands, scottish dancers, very handsome shire and Clydesdale horses and sheep herding demonstrations. The last of which took me back to my childhood helping to herd the sheep across the hills on the neighbouring farm to where my Granny lived in Dorset, England. I even got to nearly do it all again when the sheep escaped out the ring and went running for the exit!! In the evening we went to a Horse Show with show jumping, shetland pony racing and police horse demos. It was rather dark for photos but enjoy the rest of the day out through my photos, Catherine x (ps I just finished a commissioned panda bear but as he will be a birthday surprise I'll wait to share photos of him until his mum has received him!)







4 comments:

Tracy said...

Such fun! A taste of home in your adopted country...how wonderful! Thank you for sharing about this--terrific photos! Can't wait to see your new panda soon! We're off to the US this week for 10 days--hooray! we'll have the laptop pc along, so will post some photos while away! Until soon...Happy Days ((HUGS))

this is my patch said...

Any outing which evokes happy memories from childhood must be a good one. Lovely photos of a very interesting place. So glad you had a good time. I hope the bear is safe with his new mum very soon. x

Lynda (Granny K) said...

What a grand day out! It must have been lovely!

Tami said...

Such a pretty castle! It looks like you had a fantastic time with beautiful weather too.