Logie Steading (http://www.logie.co.uk) is a pleasant enough place to spend an afternoon of exploring when you are trying to avoid doing anything more useful.
… and as you can see it is pretty quiet at this time of year.
I would hazard a few guesses as to why it is so quiet and leave it to you to decide which is true:
- It sells works of art, local crafts, second-hand books, antiques and quality foods which, while not of low quality, are priced as if they were as rare as the lost treasures of the Sierra Madre (Jamie Oliver’s Naked Chef – £10? – on Amazon for £2.75!).
- It’s as hard to find as hen’s teeth.
- Apart from second hand books, the shops are pretty bare. It’s no Aladdin’s cave.
- There’s not that much to do really. There’s a garden you can look at for £2 and …. well that’s more or less it….
Well that’s a bit unfair and I would go back.
Well the little Olive Tree Cafe is very pleasant and is not overpriced for good value food. I’m not sure they know the difference between ginger and garlic but they serve a handsome plate of soup
… and the scone is absolutely the best one I’ve enjoyed in a good while. Just the right balance of cake-iness and biscuity-ness. Soft and moist inside, crumbly on the outside. The size of a Manhattan Hotel (sad memory).
They also give you a decent pot of tea for two which would serve three. I like my top ups.
But even better. You can use their car park for free while enjoying a lovely walk to Randolph’s Leap on the River Findhorn nearby.
Yes that is a look of sheer terror on her face and her knuckles are white with the power of her grip on that fence.
She didn’t fall….
… but she dropped a pound coin!!
I retrieved it though….
Clearly I don’t give up my money that easily..