A last hurrah!

With the end of term, Monday heralds my return to my other job…being full-time mum to Little Owl. So for a last hurrah I headed to the Robert Burns museum in Alloway, near Ayr. I’ve wanted to go for ages because the illustrator Inkymole was responsible for much of the exhibition imagery. Check her out here: www.inkymole.com. When you see her work you’ll probably glean that she’s had quite an influence on me. She also seems to be a top person…which always helps.

We had some minor detours. You really notice the beautiful countryside along the A719 when you drive it four times and the purple dotted lines on maps are county boundaries not roads (please note, I wasn’t doing the map reading). Undeterred, this just added to my anticipation. The whole place had been carefully and simply designed with wonderful hand lettering of Burns’ poetry everywhere. Here are some photos from the main museum building. Unfortunately I have no pics of Inkymole’s work as we weren’t allowed to take photos in the museum because of the fragility of some of the exhibits. This also meant the main portion of the museum was very dark so you missed out on the full glory of inkymole’s talent but still, a highly recommended trip.

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