Fun and games in Borgue

In the morning while Sarah was busy sorting out the last few things for a “Soup and Sweet” fundraising event – the proceeds going towards the restoration of Kirkandrews church of which Sarah is a trustee – Ian took us to Kirkcudbright where we visited a number of the local galleries and Broughton House (which belongs to the National Trust). It certainly is a lovely little town and well worth a visit. We headed to the Soup and Sweet event at lunchtime. After indulging in a bowl of soup and some desserts the raffle draw commenced. Cameron won a £20 voucher but donated it back for a future raffle event.

Later in the afternoon we went to a rugby match – my first attendance at a game. The teams playing were Stewarty and Allan Glens. Ian and Sarah’s son, David, was captain of Stewarty and it was great that Stewarty won 27-13. I don’t know all the rules of the game but it was certainly an entertaining match with some of the players sustaining injuries including cuts, bleeding noses and one had a swollen black eye. Football seems rather tame in comparison!

After dinner we headed to the local pub. As we entered we noticed most people playing dominoes and were informed that a dominoes competition was in progress. The prize for the winner was a large homemade steak pie. Although we did not participate, it was fun watching the entrants.

As we walked back to Ian and Sarah’s house we noticed that the sky was adorned with stars and planets. It really was quite magical.

About Elaine Speirs

Elaine comes from Hamilton near Glasgow and her interests in the outdoor scene began at University. She is a keen mountaineer, climber, cyclist and skier. Her first mountaineering exploit was going up the North Face of Ben Nevis after which she was “hooked” on the mountains. She has also climbed outside of the UK, particularly in the Dolomites, Chamonix and Majorca.
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