That old chestnut

It’s a conversation my farm boy and I have a lot. It came up in our cramped Beijing and Hong Kong quarters; again in our quaint London terrace, and now more than ever it seems, when we’re lucky enough to sneak away for a country getaway.

A night away at Old Mac Daddy in Elgin is enough to send anyone’s hankering-for-a-patch-of-land into overdrive. Country life as the antidote to the stresses and strains wrought by the city? A quixotic idea perhaps, but one I see lingering.

It was bitingly cold, the air was pristine and the light golden. One night in our funky airstream trailer felt like a week it was so restorative; still, it wasn’t enough and we’ll definitely be back, for longer next time.

2 thoughts on “That old chestnut

  1. You guys should really plan a visit to Barrydale sometime soon. It’s such a farming dorp with cattle, sheep and chickens. Things to do and interesting places and people. I sound like a travel agent! Please come and see me, B&B close by! Make a plan Zan! xxx Much love.

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