Since Lucinda over at Lucinda Sans has been back at home she has been posting about her wonderful sightseeing trip of London. I made a comment on one of her posts link here.
I said I rather liked the regal crowns on top of the old gas lamps and that I thought I should perhaps display my Hubby’s Scottish crest and motto above our doorway like some of her photos portrayed.
My hubby’s family are Scottish and while his father’s father and mother came from Kent his mother’s side are full Scottish descendants of the Kerr clan. Their clan motto is Sero Sed Serio ‘Late, but in Earnest’ and there is a coat of arms, a crest with a smiley sun as well as a tartan, (images taken from Google).
Lucinda asked me about the origins of the motto Sero Sed Serio which originated at the Battle of Ancrum Moor, near Jedburgh, in 1545. The story of this can be found here Lucinda –
The other notable fact of the Kerr clan is that they are predominately left-handed and their castles often reflected this with staircases winding round in the opposite direction to normal.
Just in case you wondered – neither my mother-in-law, nor my hubby or our offspring are left-handed!
Have a Good Friday x