At some point today I plan to ferret out some funny stories about shooting, tweeds, game and 12th celebrations – but I’m a bit busy at the moment, so you’ll have to settle for this lovely photograph of a grouse instead.
If you happen to have any good 12th-themed stories, then send them over: email@example.com
PS. Here’s a photo of me celebrating the 12th three years ago. I’d driven this Fortnum & Masons tinned haggis to outer Mongolia with me. Words don’t describe what a happy 12th this was – especially as the picture below shows what we’d been eating otherwise. We told ourselves that it was ‘luncheon meat’ … but we both knew there was a distinct possibility it was dog food.