Dear Owner of Victorian Mansion,
Hello, as it were.
Is your establishment the one that makes Downton Abbey look like a cheap doll’s house? I sincerely hope so or one might feel compelled to change plans.
Did you catch that? I’m using the pronoun ‘one’ like Queen Elizabeth. I thought it brilliant and classy of me.
Thanks so much for the info on taxis, buses and trains. You are awesome.
A quick question. Would it be safe to walk from the Forres bus stop to your address?
I’m travelling on a strict budget and, as I’ll be running on weird energy, I thought the walk would feel good after a sixteen-hour journey. I know it’s about one and one-half miles. Some time to commune with beautiful Scotland before meeting everyone, will be just what I need.
Of course, with a suitcase in tow, I might as well be screaming “Tourist here. Come and rob me.” How inconspicuous is that?
Anyway, if I cannot walk it, I’ll work it out. Got the phone numbers. Will be okay. I am so eager for August 12th to roll around.
When I get there, I want to pitch in. Make myself useful where I can. So I was wondering: Is it possible to groom the horse? Is that luxury dependent on completing a series of horse-related tasks before the good stuff? I could shovel … maybe. With a space age breathing device.
I love horses so much. They are the most majestic and beautiful of all animals to me.
Thanks for your kindness and help for this soon-to-be wandering Canadian writer.
Have a nice weekend!