Hamish’s Journey

When I found out I had breast cancer, it was a scary experience. A few years later, when I was told it had returned, was even scarier. But I’m lucky enough to have a great group of friends and family who were there for me, offering support, well wishes and a shoulder to cry on.

One of these people was my aunt’s cousin Joan in Scotland. Joan first met me when I was only days old. When she heard the news of my diagnosis, she was jumped into action.

One day, to my surprise, I received a package from Scotland in the mail. (I was still living in Canada). It was a “Hamish McCoo” poster from the Steven Brown art collection. So colourful and cheery! He’s holding a thistle in his mouth, and has the Scottish saltire flag draped over one horn. If you’ve never heard of Steven Brown Art, I suggest you check him out! I’ll put a link in at the bottom of this post.

Hamish has come home!

I had intended to have my poster framed and hung, but somehow never got around to it. So he sat, rolled up, in a clean safe place for 2 years.

When I decided to move back home to Scotland, I knew I had to bring Hamish with me. So, I popped him into a poster mailer tube and sent him off to Scotland again. But he had to take the slow route. And nearly 2 1/2 moths later, he finally arrived yesterday.

I knew Joan would know of the perfect place to have Hamish framed, and she didn’t disappoint! We were planning on going to Kirkcaldy for lunch, and she knew of a framer not far away. I was so happy to see the finished result, and take Hamish back to his new home. As you can probably tell, I wasn’t long in getting him mounted on my wall!

So, two years and two trips across the ocean later, Hamish’s adventure is over, and he is happily situated in his home. Here, as promised, is the link to Steven Brown Art. He also has a Facebook page.

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Published by jenmcnaughton

Born in Scotland, I moved to Canada in 1980 with my family. I was 10. I became homesick in my 20's, and longed for my beloved Scotland. Happily, I recently returned home for good! I am a photographer, freelance writer and bestselling author, and entrepreneur. I am an animal lover and advocate. My other hobbies include exploring, collecting sea glass, reading and music.

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