The Balfours

Anything about the family sections of the website
Post Reply
User avatar
John
Site Admin
Posts: 537
Joined: Sat Apr 07, 2007 1:09 pm
Spam Protection: No

The Balfours

Post by John » Wed May 16, 2007 8:18 am

The Balfours hail from Edinburgh and latterly the aunts (Jeannie, Alice, Mary) lived in Marchmont Road.

In the 1930s they had their family holidays in and around Crail and Balcomie beach. I travelled up to Crail a few years back and had a long walk round the headland.

The walk from Crail to Balcomie by road ia a long, straight piece of tarmac that passes a disused airfield where the cows roam free. This is fine, but have you ever walked three miles followed by a huge crowd of silent cows, only separated by a flimsy three foot high fence?

An eerie walk indeed as I was shadowed by these Bovine creatures of undisclosed intent. I wonder what they were thinking...

User avatar
Mike
Site Admin
Posts: 245
Joined: Sun Apr 08, 2007 9:18 am
Spam Protection: No
Location: Somewhere; Nowhere
Contact:

Post by Mike » Fri May 18, 2007 5:14 pm

Probably they were admiring your sense of style and sophistication. You don't often see an Englishman walking around unprotected in Scotland. . . . :wink:

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest