I’ve spent the last decade lusting after a business trip. Put simply: the NO homework, NO school run and the total thrill of travelling alone. But the only work trips I’ve squeezed myself out of the house and onto a plane for, have quite honestly disappointed; a curious mix of long boardroom meetings, lonely hotel rooms and some demanding clients. So I came to the conclusion that business trips quite simply weren’t for me.
But – a few weeks ago – while chatting to a particularly lovely Scottish retailer, a glimpse of ‘the great escape’ appeared like a vision in front of my eyes. “I’d love to meet some of those London bloggers you keep mentioning’ she told me, ‘do you think they’d be interested in travelling North to learn more about tartan?’ she enquired.
So, there we were, last Monday morning, a brilliantly rowdy bunch on the fast train to Berwick Upon Tweed, which is only 20 minutes from where ScotlandShop is based.
ScotlandShop sells tailored tartan clothing and interiors, with literally about 500 tartan to choose from. I can’t imagine there’s anyone out there who knows more about the multi-coloured chequered designs than Anna White.
I was (mostly) posing as the client’s photographer. Juggling lenses and delighting in the brilliantly sunny Scottish climes, I thought you might like to see the trip as more of a picture story.
A last minute dash for the London train and Ropes of Holland, Poppy Loves, South Molten Street Style, Musings from a London Mum, The Stylist and the Wardrobe and I were heading homeward bound. Now ALL tartan converts and more than a bit smitten by the stunning Scottish scenery, I’ll refrain from posting another 20+ pics or repeating just what a brilliant giggle we all had. Besides, I’m sure they will tell their own side of our story and to some extent, what goes on tour, stays on tour…