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Published: October 21st 2009
And I'm not the one shopping. Ernest started the day in search of new tartan ties for himself since he'd bought some on his last trip to Scotland that had lasted 10 years. While in search of these, we found t-shirts on sale for 5 GBP and he bought out his size.
We then went to the Highland store looking for those elusive ties, and this really cute little Scottish lass was wearing a tartan skirt that Ernest fell in love with. And she began to charm him. Now here comes the BIG surprise......
After days of pressure from flight attendants, hotel personnel, store clerks, bank tellers, Highland Council Officials and the Man in the Kilt walking tours, all to no avail, to have Ernest wear a kilt at the wedding, this cute little Scottish lass named Ainsley convinced him that proper men wear skirts. Ernest is Wearing a Kilt in the Wedding !!!!
We went immediately to the House of Fraser Kiltmakers, the oldest in this county, where they have all sizes kilts ready for rent and we rented the entire outfit for him except for the white shirt. He looked so cute!
The Town House
government offices but great windows
And he was amazed at how comfortable he felt wearing the outfit. We are just a little worried about him dressing himself without the person there giving instruction, especially on lacing those strange shoes.
After lunch, we went to a local store similar to TJMaxx or Ross to buy the white dress shirt. He found dress shirts on sale for just over 3 GBP and he ended up buying 6! The total was almost what we spent for lunch!
I have no idea how we are getting all this stuff home.
I think Ernest is going to have fun wearing the kilt and it will be fun to have this memory.
I have to confess that Ernest wasn't the only shopping. Since he fell in love with the tartan skirt Ainsley was wearing, even though it's none of my clans tartans, it's called Highland Cathedral tartan and I had one ordered in my size. We bought a pin from one of my clans, MacFarland, to wear on it. We also purchased a pewter marriage certificate holder for our curio cabinet.
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