FROM advice on outfits to receiving piles of cards and gifts, Acting Mother Wendy Nichol says the kindness of both friends and strangers is “unbelievable”.
Just over two weeks into her special role, the Cornet’s Acting Mother has been bowled over by the response of townsfolk – and is “loving every minute” of seeing the Common-Riding from a different angle.
Wendy, a psychiatric nurse, told the Hawick News: “People have been so kind, sending us cards and presents, and even my friends have rallied round big style, with everyone trying to make things as easy as possible and being genuinely excited for us.”
She admitted: “I had never considered how generous people would be, and how special we’d feel, it’s unbelievable.”
And as a passionate horse woman and Common-Riding enthusiast, she went on: “I’m more used to the riding side so I’m seeing things I wouldn’t normally see, and I’m loving every minute.”
Wendy, who is eagerly anticipating the Colour-Bussing, among many things, is ensuring she relishes every second, and added: “This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience already, but the best is yet to come.”