A Kinrowan Estate Story: Katrina’s Requests (A Letter to Anna)

Dear Anna,

My, I’m glad that you’re doing several years living in Stockholm as part of your academic research as it means that you can send goodies this way. With that in mind, here’s a list of things that Katrina would like you to do for her. (She’s off to Edinburgh for a concert gig tonight.) And I have a few things for you to look for as well.

Katrina’s looking for any recent Swedish language studies on the home life of Carl Larsson that might not have been indexed in the Memoria here. She thinks there’s been recent new developments in that area. She’s also interested in any privately held sales of his works that might have held in the last several decades.

She’s also looking for any promoters that might be interested in booking her new group, Leaf and Tree, over the holidays next year. They’ve been working on a trio format for a concert programme of Scottish and Swedish traditional music that demonstrates the overlap in the two traditions. They’re not looking for money beyond that for food and drink, just an excuse for being there for several weeks during the Christmas holiday season. And I wouldn’t mind being there as well. She’ll be sending you promo packages shortly to give out to anyone you think might be interested. I know it’s rather short notice but they’re looking for exposure more than geld so all they need is two or three concerts.

Iain’s looking for leads on Library residencies that the more academically inclined of his Several Annies might attend in order to learn colloquial Swedish and get a good feel for Swedish culture.

And I hear that there’s a new limited edition single malt whisky from Stockholm-based Mackmyra that’s only being sold in their distillery shop. Reynard wants to purchase a crate for the Pub.

Until next time, Gus

About Gus the Estate Head Gardener

I’m the person responsible for both the grounds and the livestock which are raised here. I live with Bree (my wife) in one of the cottages that has been here for centuries.

I actually enjoy Winters here as my work load is considerably reduced as I let the younger staff members handle the needed work which leaves me time for reading, ice skating and skiing, not to mention just being with my wife. Bliss!

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