Tuesday, 30 October 2018

A Scottish Man, Teddy Bears, and Tea Cups

I've been meaning to tell you about a Scottish man that we often see when we go on our morning walk.  Unlike many of the usual people we meet this fellow makes no eye contact and looks straight ahead, not exactly unfriendly but not friendly either.  Otherwise I would have asked him if I could take his photograph. He looks somewhat like this pic off the internet.. He has the beret ( with a short braid down his back) and his "scarf" is much wider and sometimes is attached with a large brooch.
He has a medium sized grey/black dog that also ignores everything except his master.

While looking for a photo that was similar to mystery man I found this picture of bears in kilts. Aren't they cute?

Speaking of bears, I must show you my latest Teddy bear. Notice the purple velvet paws. So cute I couldn't resist.

And, here is yet another tea cup, this one made in England by Royal London.
The cookie is a Snickerdoodle.  Isn't that a strange name for a cookie?

That's it for today. I have been baking. Apple/Cinnamon muffins  and Cinnamon buns. GD Kate is coming over after work so I wanted to have freshly baked goodies around.

Thanks for visiting.

            Granny M.


  1. Start by just saying good morning when you see the Scottish gentleman even if he doen't look at you. I've encountered people like him on my walks too and I've gotten all of them to eventually talk to me. Sometimes it takes a while. I make it my goal to get them to be friendly. : )

  2. Perhaps that Scotsman is wishing he was in Scotland, so he just ignores everything around him that interferes with his vision? Or he's just weird.

  3. Loved the new addition to the bear family. As always a joy to see the cup/saucer very pretty.

  4. I really love the way you always "pose" your teacups in a perfect vignette :)
    - Sheila

  5. Your tea and cookie look lovely. Apparently the name "snickerdoodle" is a corruption of the German word "Schneckennudeln" which means snail dumpling. Whatever did we do before we had Google? It'll be interesting to see if your Scottish fellow warms up after a few "good morning" greetings from you! Wouldn't that be funny if he wasn't Scottish at all!

  6. Kilts should become a fashion thing. :)