Tìoraidh an-dràsta (goodbye for now)

Well the day has finally arrived, but I don’t think it will sink in until I don’t have to get up in the morning!

I would like to thank you all for the support you have given not just me, but all the staff and SWT since the blog started and off course helping us get through THAT weekend!
It has been an absolute pleasure getting to know you all, all be it virtually. But I did get to meet some of you and speak to some over the phone, so I have true impressions of some, the rest I will I will picture in my head (all good I promise). Many thanks for all your best wishes and poems, it’s been emotional reading them all!

I have thoroughly enjoyed working here at Lowes. Those of you who have visited will know how it seeps into your soul. It is a special place indeed.
I have wracked my poor wee brain to come up with something suitable to keep in the spirit of all the poems, but there is too much to say and not enough time so I will leave you with my favourite poem, which is responsible for my wonderlust, and my final parting glass.

The Road Not Taken
Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I –
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

The Parting Glass (Scottish version)
Trad

Kind friends and companions, come join me in rhyme
Come lift up your voices in chorus with mine
Lets drink and be merry, all grief tae refrain
For we may or might never all meet here again

Here’s a health tae the company, likewise tae my lass
Lets drink and be merry all out of one glass
Lets drink and be merry, all grief tae refrain
For we may or might never all meet here again

Now here’s to the wee lass that know so well
Her style and her beauty, there’s nane can excel
She smiles at me proudly as she sits on my knee
For there’s nane in this wide world as happy as me

My ship lies in harbor, she’s ready tae sail
God grant Her safe voyage without any gale
And if we should meet again, be it land or on sea
I will always remember YOUR kindess tae me

Here’s a health tae the company, likewise tae my lass
Lets drink and be merry all out of one glass
Lets drink and be merry, all grief tae refrain
For we may or might never all meet here again

Take care
Love Fiona and Bella x

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Well the day has finally arrived, but I don’t think it will sink in until I don’t have to get up in the morning! I would like to thank you …

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