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Old 11-21-2014, 03:46 AM
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Yes, thanks for the wonderful photos! Next time I'm in Britain...!

There's quite a bit about the Castle in the Queen Mother's biography by Shawcross. He describes how her visits to her home started out privately and modestly and then developed into what her neighbour Lord Thurso called 'a mini season in Caithness'! Local landowners made sure they were in residence when she came and many threw parties in the hope that she would attend. The Queen Mother herself threw a cocktail party every year, which became a major event.

The castle needed constant maintenance. Because it was built of porous sandstone it was very hard to keep the damp out. The QM was very fond of peat fires.

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Old 11-21-2014, 07:05 AM
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As I know the likely hood of me ever being able to spend time at the Castle of Mey are very very slim, I really enjoy seeing the pictures and reading the anecdotes of the Queen Mother's life there. It really sounds like she was right on the money with not only restoring the castle, but turning it from a residence into a home.

It doesn't surprise me that Charles and Camilla make time each year to go and stay there.

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The Castle of Mey: The Walled Gardens
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I just got the Taste of Mey cookbook. My mom and I are planning a girls trip to the UK in a few years, and the Castle is most definitely on our list. I am trying to get in contact with the Mrs. Ruby Sinclair that contributed to the cookbook. Anyone know her? Know she was a guide at Mey. I'm trying to track several Sinclairs down actually- and have no idea how to do it- what to google. Made a list of 3 possible google searches in my head- now can only remember one of them because I got distracted. I'm new to this whole try to google people on the net- need help!
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Old 08-28-2016, 02:56 AM
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The Castle of Mey: The Walled Gardens
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