Yesterday was a lovely sunny day and perfect for an adventure in the country! So off we drove to Spring Fling - an open studio art & craft event in Dumfries and Galloway. We managed to see quite a few studios and take in the beautiful scenery. Including a group of llamas in a field just outside Castle Douglas. Some of the many highlights included the textile work of Maggie Ayres (who incidentally has a great e-newsletter you can subscribe to), beautiful bird artwork from John Threlfall and should you even need some bespoke gates Adam Booth is certainly the person to call!
On our drive back after taking in the scenery at Rockcliffe, we stopped for tea in New Abbey, which is home to Sweetheart Abbey, a striking 13th Century ruin. Founded by Lady Devorgilla of Galloway in memory of her late husband. Lady Devorgilla was later laid to rest in the abbey with a casket containing her husbands embalmed heart!