Christmas Shopping...Gretna Green Style!

It's Christmas Time Again......at Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop! We're definitely getting into the festive mood here....trees are up and the carols are playing!

Whether you're a fan (we've all spotted them eagerly awaiting the first decorations in shops!) or dreading the crush of crowds, it's getting to be time to tackle that Christmas shopping!

Struggling to start your Christmas list? Here at Gretna Green we're spoilt for choice...and we thought that we'd share some of our favourite quirky gift ideas! Perfect for that hard-to-buy-for friend or family member we all have....or for sending a wee bit of Scotland overseas! Ideal for stocking stuffers to....

Foodie Friday - Seasonal Dishes for November

FOODIE FRIDAY - SEASONAL DISHES - SALSIFY

Welcome to #November - time for #hearty dishes ideal for #warming even the most dreich night!

But what's in season this time of year?? The kitchen here at Smiths Hotel has heaps of #seasonalveg.....and they've picked one to share ........#Salsify!

Never heard of Salsify? Nope neither had we.....it's a relative of the #parsnip - can be #boiled, #mashed or #fried! Perfect for adding to #stews and #soups! It's in season from October through to January....time to check your local #farmersmarket!

Foodie Friday

You may have noticed several recipes and food-related posts have appeared on our Smiths Hotel facebook page lately.....

The kitchen here at Smiths was looking to get more involved with social media ...so we put our wee noggins together and came up with the idea of #FoodieFriday......which is officially starting today!


Welcoming Smiths Hotel's Newest Wedding Planners!

If you've popped into our wonderful wedding bureau lately, you may have spotted two new faces amongst the team!

Meet Lianne and Teri....who recently joined the team this past August - Lianne from Smiths' reception team and Teri from Hetland Hall where she had been the wedding coordinator.


Fall Favourites at Gretna Green

Autumn. Beautiful colours, crisp clear days.......and chilly temperatures! All have arrived at Gretna Green! Perfect time to start digging those jumpers, coats, scarves and more out of the back of your wardrobe!

Does your autumnal/winter wardrobe need a little refreshing? We've gone through some of our #fallfavourites - cosy lambswool and cashmere jumpers, stylish trendy Barbour coats and more - all new in too!

Gretna Green's Christmas Wishlist

It may be hard to believe but Christmas is only just over 3 months away......where has time gone?!?

Regardless of whether you're a fan (we've all spotted them eagerly awaiting the first decorations in shops!) or dreading the crush of crowds, it's getting to be time to tackle that Christmas shopping....or at least, the wish list!

Autumn 2014 Wedding Ideas from Gretna Green

On the Scottish Referendum....

Anniversary Gift Ideas from Gretna Green

Flowers, wedding cars, carriages, piepers........we're well-and-truly into wedding season here at Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop and with that comes.....Anniversary Season!

Whether you're celebrating your first anniversary (the traditional gift for which is paper....or a pansy if you prefer flowers) or your twentieth (china....or day lilies), finding that perfect, unique anniversary gift with meaning can be, well, challenging!

 

Rise of the Quaich at the Commonwealth Games

Watched any of the Commonwealth Games? Noticed the gift given alongside the medals ....wondered what it was? It's a QUAICH!

Instead of flowers at Glasgow2014, Quaichs have been presented to the medallists as a nod to both Scottish and Games tradition!

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