|What a view – taken from our garden and is the view from our kitchen and sitting room…..wonderful|
|We can see the sea too|
|‘Our’ beach….just 10 minutes walk from the house|
|Picnic lunch today|
Hello! I do hope you are having a lovely summer. Sorry to have been so absent. We are safely moved. I can’t tell you what a relief it is to be here and beginning our new life. Major house renovations, followed by selling, buying and moving from one end of the country to the other, while solo parenting for a good few weeks, came with a fair few stresses and strains. But, after a month or so of being homeless (staying with my parents and then in a rented cottage) we moved into our new home about 5 weeks ago (I think, I’m losing track already). So, we’re here and we love it although it still feels rather surreal and rather as if we are on holiday. We have had four lots of visitors staying so far and another two sets this coming week – thankfully I was pretty efficient with the unpacking and it was all done within the first couple of weeks. Helped hugely by our first visitors – my mum and dad, who entertained small people and did lots of digging in the garden. Yes, garden…….I can’t tell you how exciting that is!
|This little girl absolutely loves to walk|
|This big little boy will start high school after the summer – how did that happen?|
|This girl spends most of her time in a mysterious world of her own|
|Walking part of the Speyside Way – from Knockando (where we visited the wool mill, what a perfect spot)|
|This boy is coping so well with being uprooted……and he has even more freckles this summer!|
|One of my favourite short walks, ever – Loch an Eilean (and Inshriach nursery and tearoom is a favourite spot too)|
We were away for the week last week with John’s parents and had a lovely time exploring Strathspey. John and I know the area well but it was new to them and to the children. We had almost perfect weather but we were pleased to come back home and do a bit more settling (and entertaining).
|Just for my records – Finn is in a real tree climbing phase – this is the scariest yet!|
We’ll be off again in a wee while, down south to soak up the Commonwealth Games. We’re all pretty excited about the three events we have tickets for. Shortly after that we have some time in Elie, Fife with my family. So……..I suspect I’ll not be around here much but I wanted to pop in, record some photos and say hi to all. And to apologise for the lack of commenting and communication in general. I’m not going to promise a great improvement just yet – I think that will have to wait until the children are settled into the new school term next August/September. In the meantime I hope you are enjoying some sun and maybe even some relaxation!