Tattie Holidays

The “tattie holidays” are a week or fortnight long break for Scottish schools in mid-October so-called because they were the period of time that pupils that pupils left the classroom and went out in the fields to help pick the annual potato crop.  There’s not much need for child tuber picking these days, as you can imagine, and I often feel like the tattie holidays are a bonus break rather than a much needed time to regain energy and enthusiasm. 

Well, not so this year.  I’m shattered already.  Though I’ve got some studying to do before term starts again and though I’ve planned a few days down in the Borders, I fully intend the next few weeks to be mostly filled with walks like this:

12 thoughts on “Tattie Holidays

  1. Hi Wendy, I’m a walker too so am envious of your Borders trip. Love your posts. Your blog is a great discovery, looking forward to visiting often. Can I have your dog? 🙂

  2. Kim – Thank you! 🙂

    DaviMac – A dog of many talents.

    Gen – 🙂 x

    Johanna – He is rather pleased, I think.

    Jennifer – Hello and welcome! Afraid Marco will be staying with me… 😉

    Aforkfullofspaghetti – He may lend a helping paw!

    Marie – Thank you! It’s just the Borders I’m going to – West Linton. Good friends live there so I’m down that way a few times a year at least.

  3. I’m from West Linton – and heading to Inverness for the weekend (where my husband is working) . Sorry to be personal – but you know how small the place is – who are you visiting…. either way hope you have a great time

  4. Pia – Thank you times two!

    Marie – A couple called Lina and James. They have a wee boy called Ben and a lab called Winston. Do you know them? It’s funny you’re heading up here this weekend and I’m going down to West Linton. 🙂

  5. Think I might know the dog and child! Next time you are here, you must let me buy you a beer! I think my sister has been reading you for years and I love your blog…. would be fun. Another time

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