‘June is bustin’ out all over…’

‘June is bustin’ out all over…’

June is such a colourful month. Everywhere you look there are flowers and for us in the North, we have the extra daylight hours as well. Summer is upon us and in a couple of weeks it will be the Solstice – the turning point of the year when the sun stands still...
The Key to Stirling

The Key to Stirling

Wednesday the 15th of January 2020 saw a historic day commemorated at Bannockburn House. A Brief Come Back The brief return of the Ancient Key of Stirling, which had lain hidden within the House for many a year. It was proudly welcomed by the many volunteers and...
New Beginnings

New Beginnings

A new decade needs to be approached with a degree of organisation. Consequently, on our first day of volunteering in 2020, the garden team thought it would be a good idea to clean out our “Howff”, or tool-shed, which had become a muddle of spades, rakes,...
The Last of the Summer Wine

The Last of the Summer Wine

It was only as I switched on the kitchen light the other night, about 10pm, that I realised the long summer evenings are coming to a close as the year turns onwards through the seasons. It’s hard to think that it will soon be autumn but there are just enough warm...
Are the Fairies ‘Singin’ in the Rain’?

Are the Fairies ‘Singin’ in the Rain’?

Unusually, for early June it has been raining a lot recently but when out and about, it seems to me that many of our wild animals don’t seem to mind this too much and some creatures and plants positively thrive in the damp, cooler weather. I have watched on an almost...
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