Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Gourdon is a wee fishing village south of Aberdeen, where a friend of mine and her husband have just opened a seafood restaurant.

Ruth's blog is here and it tells all about their new venture


Mum and I and Margaret, mums friend, and Darlene and Chris went down for a spot of lunch, it was really lovely and it was great to see Ruth again.

The weather was gorgeous, and I have a wee 'thing' for small fishing villages. This could be because when I was born mum and dad lived in one and I have fond memories of it. I also just really like old fishing boats and the colours they're painted. lots of blues and reds.

Beautiful Scotland!

There are a lot of tiny fishing villages dotted down the east coast that look just like this. The most famous, is perhaps, Stonehaven. Stonehaven has a mad fire ball hurling festival at hogmany (New years eve) which is spectacular.

Now for some photos of the new 'staff' at Hornblowers!

And finally some of the delicious food!
Good old haddock and proper chip shop chips.

Mum being an advert!

Some crabs, caught locally.

It was a really lovely day out, massive thanks to Ruth, mum ( who paid for lunch!) and Darlene. Some of the photos are Darlene's.


  1. This must be what it's like for everyone in the uk when you post a message on your blog; it's lovely seeing what you've been doing and who you've been spending time with! Lots of love to all of them and I can't wait to see you on Sunday xxxx

  2. Can't wait to see you lovely husband! Xxxx

  3. What extraordinary light!

  4. thank you Laura! I love your blog so much but to be featured in it is so cool!! Big hug xx

  5. That's Scotland for you rose, it's quite different to the southern hemisphere. It's something my hubby and I commented on when we moved, its quite different isn't it.

    Ruth you're more than welcome, it was brilliant seeing you yesterday and sharing our love of the man that is Hugh!!!xxxx

  6. Great photos! The fish looks wonderful!

  7. Wow, what a beautiful place!! And now that you've made me hungry... I need the fish and chips. ;)

    Blessings, Debbie

  8. What a beautiful set of pictures! Sounds like a great time together with friends, yummy food, and great scenery!


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