I have recently had the distinct pleasure of becoming a Scottish Aristocrat. I am now Lady of Dunans as I have come to own a square foot of land at Dunans Castle in Argyll Scotland and I have the paperwork to prove it!
Actually, the idea came from a clothing catalog called Soft Surroundings. http://www.softsurroundings.com/ I noticed they had this offer for $25.00 to purchase a small plot of land on the grounds of Dunans Castle, the proceeds going to help with the restoration.
I promptly ripped out the page and handed it to my daughter and suggested it as a Christmas present. Well, the paper work came and the offer is legitimate. It will be framed and hung in a prominent spot in my home, er castle.
Now my greatest problem is, how should friends and family address me? Lady Dunans? Therese, Lady of Dunans? Lady Mother? Lady Therese of Dunans?
I can even go and visit my plot of land on the castle grounds. I can have a free tour of the castle and I can even fish in the Alt a Chaol Ghleann river with the proprietors.
Now I just need to convince my braw husband he looks good in a kilt and work on my wee Scottish accent!
Therese Stenzel, Lady of Dunans, of Scotland and Tulsa