Friday, 24 May 2019

Well that was a busy week!! ......

Hello there ........

Happy Friday!  I hope you've had a good week, mine seems to have gone by at 100 miles an hour! I'm definitely looking forward to the Bank Holiday weekend.

It's been full steam ahead since we got back from our little break in the Scottish Highlands. Not only have I had all the usual stuff to catch up with but, our son's moving into a new flat at the weekend so we've been helping get all that sorted too. 
It's been nice having him at home for the last few months, I am going to miss him ..... I won't miss ironing his white shirts though!!

We had a fabulous weekend away though ..... even if the weather wasn't very nice. 
We took the ferry to the UK last Thursday evening and then drove as far as Gretna.
We got an early start on the Friday and the weather was lovely. We drove all the way up to just past Inverness.  We stopped at Loch Lomond, then Loch Long  and had a spot of lunch.  We found the hotel where we spent our wedding night too ...... 31 years ago!!
We stopped off in Fort Augustus for a cheeky ice cream, and a nice walk along the side of the locks.

and then drove up the banks of Loch Ness.  Unfortunately we didn't see Nessy .... maybe next time!

Over the weekend we stayed in a beautiful B&B called Drynie House in a place called Kilmuir, North Kessock.

Overlooking the Moray Firth ........

set in 20 acres of woodland, with sheep and lambs, deer and the odd red squirrel here and there, it was the perfect place to relax.

Alasdair and Deirdre were the perfect hosts .... the breakfasts were amazing, and they knew all the best places to visit in the area ....... and beyond!

As I said the weather wasn't kind to us ...... it rained most of the weekend but it didn't stop us getting out and about.  We drove around the Black Isle, stopping off here and there,  and we made it all the way over to the Isle of Skye.
The scenery we saw was breathtaking.  It's such a long time since we've been to Scotland we'd forgotten how beautiful it is.

Whilst we were on Skye we visited the Talisker Distillery ..... well it would have been rude not to, seeing as hubby is a whisky fan.

We did one of the Whisky Tours,  and even tasted a wee dram, or two.
Now I don't drink whisky, well not very often.  You all know I'm a gin girl but, hubby keeps trying to find a whisky that I like.  Well ...... Surprise! Surprise! I've found one.  The 25 year old Talisker is rather nice!!
We even brought some home with us!

We arrived back home on Monday evening ...... and it's been all go ever since!
The washing machine hasn't stopped .... I'm ironing for England ..... and it's full steam ahead in the craft room too!
Never mind .... we've got a nice long weekend coming up and I'm going to enjoy every minute of it.
Tomorrow (Saturday) sees the start of the 2019 Isle of Man TT Races
Yes, its that time of year again when the world's best road racers gather on the island to take on the
incredible 'Mountain Course' .......  37.73 miles of a course, all on the islands public roads.  Practice Week gets underway tomorrow ..... fingers crossed the weather holds.

Well I think we're all up to date now ....... crafty posts will resume next week. 
By the way ..... did you see Lucy on the TV on Tuesday, with Sweet Poppy Stencils?  The brand new Dragon made his TV debut ....... and sold out ....... twice!!!!  I'll be back next week to share some of my samples with you.

Thanks for popping by ...... enjoy the rest of your day and have a great weekend.

Cherrio until next time ........

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a busy, but very fun week, Linda! Love the pictures ... and what a lovely B&B you stayed at. xx


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