- chatted with some delightful artists, both visiting and resident - those that stand out both for the quality of their artwork and their charm are Morag Muir, Jennifer Pettigrew, Georgie Young (that's her garden above) and Elizabeth Shepherd
- met Elvis (oh yes we did, he has four paws, a low-slung undercarriage, and has left his footprints in Georgie Young's concrete path)
- saw some awesome weaving by the Dovecot Studios
- were introduced to a fine specimen of a Labradoodle
- watched the torchlight procession and the fantastic first night fireworks
- bought some small scale artwork and drooled a lot over the big stuff
- ate perfect fish and chips from the famous Anstruther chippie, having queued for a long long long time
- climbed innumerable steep wynds
- admired a canoeing terrier
- enjoyed chocolate scones at The Cocoa Tree
- loved the opportunity to walk and talk in other people's gardens
- shared our thoughts on artists and artwork and presentation and the whole Open Studio thing
We'd booked into the Crichton House B&B in Anstruther, a quick mile or so along the road. It is the best possible advertisement for good Scottish hospitality. A spotless establishment, great rooms, good showers, a lovely happy hostess and a marvellous breakfast!
I went for a walk before mine, and admired the shell decoration on the gable of the house down the road.