Ginny McBlain,
    Romance Writer

A Forty Year Dream Come True

A Journey for Research, Pleasure and Tracing Family Roots
England and Scotland, September-October, 2013

At the Victoria and Albert Museum.jpg

Serendipity! I caught myself in the reflection.
Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Afternoon tea in York
David and I enjoying afternoon tea in York. One cannot go to England without sampling afternoon tea.

In the Pump room at Bath
    In the Pump Room at Bath

Blacksmith Shop at Gretna Green
Where all those runaway marriages took place.

David at McBlain gravestone in Dailly, Scotland
David making notes at one of the McBlain grave stones in Dailly, Scotland. It was so weathered that we could barely read the carving.

Robert the Bruce, Stirling Castle
Robert the Bruce statue at Stirling Castle, Stirling, Scotland. My brother, tongue firmly planted in his cheek, says "Aren't all Scots descended from the Robert the Bruce?"

Dumfries House, Ayrshire, Scotland
Dumfries House, Ayrshire, Scotland. I found many fine architectural details in this early Robert Adam designed house to include in my stories.

Auchenhalrig, Scotland
We found the tiny hamlet, Auchenhalrig, Scotland, where my ancestors lived from the 1600s.

Royal Green Jackets Museum, Winchester

This one is for Georgette Heyer fans--Cartoon of Captain Harry Smith meeting his Spanish Bride. Royal Green Jackets Museum, Winchester