Thursday, 1 February 2018

Confused about Scotch Corner

Yesterday lunchtime Gail made me pose in front of a less than scenic truck stop close to Scotch Corner in North Yorkshire.

You might it be wondering why it is called Scotch Corner, when it really is not so close to Scotland. 

Or you might be wondering what Gail and I were doing on the A66 in North Yorkshire in the middle of the week when we should be in Aberdeen.

Well I can answer the second point. I'm sad to report that Human Granny has been admitted to hospital in Nottingham and is not very well at all, so Gail and I have made an unscheduled emergency trip South. 

Gail says my readers will understand if this blog is quieter than usual while we focus our attention on HGY.


  1. we send potp and healing thoughts to your granny.... and maybe that place got the name because a scotch terrier lived there once?

  2. Thoughts and prayers and fingers crossed for Human Granny. Giver her a hug from us

  3. Hari OM
    Bertie lad, the second I saw that title my heart was in my mouth... and your words in the post confirmed my fears. I do send lots of POTP to you and Gail to keep you company and a heap more to HGY. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  4. Sending luffs and hugs to you, hope HGY feels better soon
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  5. Sending love to you and Gail and kisses for HGY. Been there, done that, often found that blogging helped me settle a bit before bed.

  6. Lifting your family up in prayer for healing and comfort.

  7. We are so sorry to hear that Human Granny is not at all well. We pray that she will recover, and soon be her old self again.

    Sending love to you all.

    Inca xx

  8. We know it is a worrying time for you. We'll be thinking about you...all of you.

  9. So sorry to hear that. We will keep you and y our granny in our prayers for healing and safety. My husband just got back from a business trip to North Yorkshire, what a beautiful area.

  10. Crossing all our paws for HGy!

  11. Sending our prayers for Human Granny
    Hazel & Mabel

  12. Sorry to hear about Human Granny :(
    Crossing my paws she makes a full recovery x
    Lots of licks, your good friend Morrie :)

  13. Sending lots and lots of POTP HGY's way. Safe travels Bertie(and Gail)!
    xoxo(and hugs to Gail),
    Arty, Jakey, Rosy and Mama

  14. Oh Bertie that is a most handsome photo of you and I see a bit of sun in Scotland.
    We are surely sending HGY tons of healing prayers and many many hugs to you and Gail as you give HGY lots of love.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  15. Please help Gail take care of Granny and know we are thinking of you!

  16. Hi, Bertie, We are all hoping (hard) that human Granny is comfortable and is OK. Fay and the cardis three and the SPoo puppy

  17. Bertie - There used to be a hotel at Scotch Corner that was a de rigeur stop on the road South.
    As for HG you can be sure that she and her family are surrounded by the thoughts and prayers of so many bloggers who are wishing strength and calm are at special times like this .

  18. Oh no, we are so sorry! Crossing our paws for you all!

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

  19. Bertie! Oh my gosh! It’s Jake! Mom was just looking for some new knitting inspiration and stumbled upon you on Hand Knitted Things blog! What a small world! Guess what? Mom is coming to Scotland in late July/early August. She is more than a little excited! She keep saying that she needs to catch up with you. Word has it you’ve been biking across the pond. Mom’s biking in France in April!

    1. Great to hear from you! Do get in touch. Email

  20. Oh, Gail. I just read about your mom. I’m so sorry. We really do need to get in touch. My thoughts are with you.