"Bare feet on grass feels wonderful. But nature can be cruel. Wasps, bugs, slaters, slugs and worse lurk among those lush green tendrils, especially if they're unkempt. Hooray, then, for the picnic blanket, which makes lolling around al fresco so much more civilised" reports Gaby Soutar in The Scotsman magazine last weekend. The page features the best of easy to carry picnic rugs including a cute cotton Rolling Hills blanket, a funky spotty number that rolls up and slots into a duffle bag along with our classic Pride of Scotland waterproof backed tartan picnic rug. We agree Gaby there is nothing quite like the good old picnic rug!