Posted on 25 May, 2009
Oh, Malcolm has to leave tomorrow to embark on the third stage of his World Tour! For those of you who never got the chance to meet him, Malcolm is a wee Postman hedgehog from New York, who came to stay with me for 12 days while touring the world. The tour was organised by members of Ravelry. His first stop was Dublin, then here to Ayrshire and tomorrow he’s off to Hereford. Eventually he’ll visit Australia before heading back home to New York.
Here’s some pics of what he got up to in Scotland:
Malcolm & Percy just after they arrived in Scotland
My cat’s not sure about our visitors
Meeting some new friends
Playing the xbox
Malcolm gets ready for his first day at work in Scotland
Arriving at the Kilmarnock Standard office
Putting yesterdays photos into the system
Malcolm in front of Edinburgh Castle while on a day trip to the Scottish capital
Malcolm at Greyfriar’s Bobby’s statue
Me with Malcolm and Percy at Greyfriars Bobby’s statue
Malcolm and Percy visit Greyfriars Bobby’s Grave
Malcolm and Percy were glad this wee shop was closed
Looking at the new tram lines being put into the city centre
They’re not sure about these right hand drive cars in the UK
A quick trip to visit the birthplace of Robert Burns – well it is his 250th anniversary!
Malcolm at Burns Cottage, Alloway
This is the cottage where Robert Burns, the Ayrshire poet, was born in 1759
Malcolm at the Auld Kirk, Alloway
The Auld Kirk is the setting for Robert Burns’ well-known tale, Tam o’Shanter, in which a hapless Tam encounters a Satanic ritual in the ruins of the Auld Kirk
The Auld Kirk is also where Robert Burns chose to bury his father, William Burns
Malcolm in front of the Brig O’Doon.
The Brig O’Doon is the setting for the climax of Robert Burns’ Tam O’Shanter. Tam is saved from the group of witches by his horse, Meg.
Meg leaps to safety on the bridge, as the witches cannot cross running water.
Malcolm on the Brig O’Doon
Malcolm with a wee, red postbox
Going to miss you, Malcolm.
Wish I could come with you on the rest of your World Tour!
To see more of Malcolm’s World Tour, take a look at his blog.