Well, I made it to Glasgow in one piece. We've sold our house in Hastings and bought a flat which we will hopefully be in by the end of October. I'm feeling very excited about being back in Scotland and am already very inspired by the landscape and creativity here. I have my first craft fair on Sunday at the Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor Hotel off Byres Road. One of the women who runs it is an old friend from art school. We met up for lunch for the first time in nineteen years and rabbited on as if we'd only been apart a couple of weeks. I've visited some amazing places already which I will be sharing with you on this blog. The photo above is from the Benmore Botanic Gardens within the Argyll Forest Park. I am standing in the avenue of giant redwood trees which are celebrating their 150th birthday this year. Sierra redwoods or wellingtonias are the largest trees in the world. The trees that line this stunning entrance to the gardens can reach twice this height; up to 300ft tall! Imagine being a plant hunter and discovering those humongous trees for the first time. Ok, I admit it, I gave one of them a hug.