Druthers 6

January 7, 2011 | My Jottings

If I had my druthers….

…this would be our cottage-on-a-loch…

…and we would have furniture, comforters, pillows and perhaps even wallpaper that looked like this…

…and this…

…and this, which is the tartan of my ancestors…

…or this, which is the plaid of my warm flannel nightgown…

…and you could come visit us and stay in our guestroom that looked like this…

…and when the hustle and bustle of our hectic loch life became too noisy and too much for us, we would steal away to our little vacation cottage here…

…and I guess I would have to learn to cook with one of these…

…and even though Michael would probably love it, I don’t think I’d ever be able to make this…

…but I think I could be talked into baking a lot of these…

…and I’m not sure what Edith and Mildred would think when we brought home one of these…

…but maybe they’d forgive us if we took them for daily walks in places like this…

…but that’s only if I had my druthers…


  1. Kay says:

    I gagged at the Haggis. Why oh why??
    Also…I never realized how short-legged Scotties were. I think I fell in love with that little guy….Millie and Edith would too I’m sure.
    I wonder if I would dream in plaid in your guestroom?
    Thanks for a fun break from my workday today.

  2. Just Julie says:

    Why? is a good question regarding Haggis, Kay! Have a good weekend…LY!

  3. Ganeida says:

    My family tartan is this: http://www.lindaclifford.com/Gordon.html

    I bought a length back from Scotland, still unused. Dearest’s is the Royal Stuart ~ wrong side of the blanket though so not sure how that works.

    While we were in Scotland Dearest wanted to try some haggis [no idea what was in it]. I kept my mouth shut until after he’d said it was very nice. No way was I eating that!!!!

    My grandfather left Scotland when he was 21 & never went back until he was in his nineties. Whenever anyone asked he had 2 words to say about Scotland: cold; wet. True. It is also very, very beautiful. Enjoy. Wish I was coming with you.

  4. Just Julie says:

    Thank you for your comments, Ganeida. I loved the tartan site. We also found Scotland cold and wet, but we still love the wild beauty of it. Come meet us there in September and then we’ll go see Ember in England together. 🙂

  5. Ganeida says:

    Ooooh! How I wish! Are you going to catch up with Ember? I am madly, insanely jealous!

  6. Jessica says:

    So, I had to look up Haggis to see what that dreadful looking thing was. After reading a description I feel even worse about it.

    And in the description that I read, it said that it is traditionally served with “a dram.” I’m not much a drinker, but I have to say I think I would need several drams to even be in the same room as that thing! Wow!!!!

    WHY? is right!!!!!

  7. Just Julie says:

    I agree with you, Jessica. The only way Haggis could be any worse is if they told us there were chopped muskrat tails in it too. 🙂

  8. Savannah says:

    I loved this.
    Especially the picture of the Scottie… I want a dog!

  9. Just Julie says:

    When you graduate and move here, I’ll search high and low to find you a puppy just like The Noble Pokey. 🙂

  10. Ember says:

    Scotland is very beautiful. I only went once, to Iona, and it was lovely.
    Dogs… I like dogs… this sort:


    and these:


  11. Just Julie says:

    You like beautiful….huge dogs! I once had an Old English Sheepdog named Amy….she was a wonderful clown. God bless you Ember!

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