Saturday, 22 February 2014
Tuesday, 18 February 2014
The book evokes a joyful past of idyllic villages, seaside trips, eccentric relatives and the beautiful homes mentioned. It's just a happy place to be.
Friday, 7 February 2014
As I drove up the road near Udny, I glimpsed through the bare trees a bristling, lumpy mass of turrets and towers. Victorian!(Edwardian).
This is Tillycorthie House, built in 1911-12 for James Rollo Duncan, a Bolivian tin magnate. The house is a very early use of concrete and also features a glassed in car courtyard and in the grounds an artificial lake and rooftop skating rink. The building was restored as a home a few years ago, after many sad years used as an agricultural store and is one of the most unusual buildings in Aberdeenshire.