My dear friend and mentor, Vivian French invited me to accompany her to this year's Borders Book Festival in Melrose.
I have to admit though, one of the things that entranced me about the festival was the gardens. Did you know I'm a certified Master Gardener? Yup - I love getting my fingers in the dirt. Overlooking the estate's garden is the breathtaking ruin of Melrose Abbey.
Back at the festival, there were craft and food stands scattered amongst the massive and impressive tents. I liked this one, just for horses.