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Visitors to Annie's Place this springtime can enjoy the golden fringes on many Orkney roadside verges thanks to the marvellous displays of daffodils which thrive at this time of year. Annie's Place garden also has its springtime display. Yesterday to celebrate Mother's Day we went with the family to Kirkwall and after a lovely lunch in Locano"s restaurant we walked in the garden behind the Kirkwall Museum. The photos below

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Recently we have been restoring the character of Annie's Place, our self catering apartment within the Old Manse in Palace village, Birsay. As detailed in a previous Blog, we had traditional Scottish lime plaster applied to the outside of this listed building, and we commisioned a date stone for above Annie's Place front door, the original entrance to the Old Manse. Below the construction date of 1761, there is a

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Our self catering apartment in Palace, Orkney is the ground floor of our home, The Old Manse. In the 1970's the building was faced with grey harling which typical of that period in Orkney. We have now replaced this with a lime-plaster covering, more typical of 18th century Scottish buildings. An earlier Blog posted in October 2018 shows the building work in progress. Our Old Manse was built in 1761 as home

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