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At the end of June, we spent a sunny afternoon at the Galloway Children’s Festival in Kirkcudbright. The kids had a ball, trying out circus skills, dressing up, singing and dancing.





Iris finally got to try out her birthday present today and rather enjoyed it. Sadly had to take it down as we’re battening down the hatches in readiness for the approaching storm.

Borgue P2Monday was Iris’s first day in P2 at her new school, Borgue Primary. She’ll be getting transport to and from the school but I took her in for her first morning. She is one of 8 P2s, in comparison to more than 80 P2s at her old school.

Borgue School has a long and illustrious history, hence the lovely building, having been Borgue Academy for many years. It was very well respected and for a small school in such a rural area produced several very academically gifted pupils. There’s even a book on the school’s history.

Iris reports that the hot dinner (spaghetti with tomato sauce) cooked by school cook Jeannie was delicious and she was too full for cake. She also read a book about otters (or possibly badgers), did some maths and had PE in the playground.Borgue Primary

The school crest on her sweatshirt is pretty too, depicting the school building, Vikings (Borgue has Viking roots), belted Galloway cattle and honey bees – Borgue was known as the “Land of Milk and Honey” in the 18th and 19th centuries due to the quality of both produced here. The milk is still pretty good – a milk tanker drives past the house twice a day to pick up supplies from Willie’s farm down the road and, of course, the best ice cream in Scotland is made just a couple of miles away at Cream O’ Galloway Ice Cream.