Apr. 12th, 2015

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I remember Tulloch Castle. I remember that it was the first castle I'd ever stayed in. I also remember being quite surprised at how small it was. I'd never really thought about the range of castle sizes until then. https://www.google.com/maps/@57.608692,-4.433199,3a,75y,356.59h,91.95t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1spDiT3IMHbhCY2XoUAu594A!2e0!6m1!1e1

I remember the wedding in that small, cramped chamber below the entry. I remember Dawn, Victoria and Allegra all in green. I remember wearing the hunter green suit and being a little sad that I outshone the groom. I remember the endless photos on the lawn out front. I remember the photo of Merry, Dawn, Victoria and Allegra seated in the main hall. I remember dancing in that green suit at the banquet afterwards. I remember Allegra enchanting everyone we talked with at the banquet. I remember the back stairs all in simple metal gratings and whitewashed walls. I remember the utility courtyard out back and all the pipes attached to the outside of the building to provide modern plumbing and electrical. I remember sneaking up to the roof and catching an amazing view. I remember the whisky tasting in the evening, and the talk of ghosts in the ballroom. I remember the amazingly thick curtains and outer walls. I remember the amazing Scottish bacon served with breakfast. I remember the ornate formal dining room that breakfast was served in. I remember the little pub at the ground floor. I remember the thistle displays in the insets in the walls of the stairwell that led up from there. I remember meeting Victoria's friend, James Evans. He and I corresponded for some years after that.

I like this memory


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