This weekend , we went to Twechar (I keep pronouncing it Tweee ker , my husband , TwE kar ) to see the remains of Barhill Roman fort and baths.
Son number one is doing a Roman Project at School , so being the ever caring parents that we (sometimes) are , we decided to take him on a wee trip to see various Roman remains in Scotland.
We managed Twechar and Bearsden !
Apparently , the Antonine Wall stretched along from Old Kilpatrick in the west , all along to Bo'ness in the East (ish) in central Scotland . Although I did stop short of visiting a cemetary (in Old Kilpatrick) to see the best remains of it.
The site at Twechar was very good , and Junior kept running around in the drizzley rain, shouting "I've found a Fort, Mum, hurry up and see!" , much to the amusement of two Dog walkers.
At Bearsden Roman Baths , we kept getting in the way of two archeologists (? , we guessed) , but had fun, climbing up and down the old walls , and taking lots of photo's for the project album . AND, it was close to a decent Cafe , which could not be said for the site at Twechar (think League of Gentlemen , Local Shop for Local People , but a pub with two doors into the same area, one called Lounge , the other Public Bar , neither describes it accurately!)
Last weekend , I had a lovely time at the SECC helping at the Knit n Knatter stand. It was good to see Yvonne again , and the stand was busier than ever , teaching lots of children and adults to knit (including boys! take note oh sons of mine!!)
And yes , I gave in to temptation ..... two skeins of Possum Handpainted yarn , 500grams of New Lanark DK in Bramble , another Hank in denim/bramble colourway , and some Merino fleece to spin!
Cannot touch any of these , until I've finished sisters cardi (three weeks late, tut tut!)
Talking of... better get back to the sewing of said cardi - photo's tomorrow!