I’m making a heroic effort (that’s how it feels anyhow!) to catch up on some overdue blog posting and have just written and scheduled a few posts to be published over the next few days…….I’m trying to catch up before the full chaos of school summer holidays hits us. School breaks up tomorrow lunchtime* and I’m pretty sure I won’t make much of an appearance here for the next few weeks. Hopefully I’ll resurface towards the end of the holidays to say hello and catch up with you all. In the meantime I do hope that you have a wonderful summer and have a chance to enjoy some relaxation and whatever else makes summer special for you.
This post is actually the only one that isn’t overdue – or not by my standards anyhow. We have just spent a wonderful weekend with my brother and his family camping at Blair Atholl in Perthshire. It is a perfect holiday location with beautiful scenery, lots of good walks and is pretty much half way between where we both live.
We had good weather on Friday night and Saturday and enjoyed a great walk up the Falls of Bruar. It is a very spectacular gorge with a series of waterfalls and it is easy to understand why the falls have been a tourist attraction since the 18th century. The path up the Bruar Water was pretty busy at the start but as we moved further up we lost most other people. From the second bridge we set off across country exploring the beautiful woods – and had the place to ourselves.
It was lovely to catch up with my brother and his family and very special to see the cousins having so much fun together. We didn’t arrange them on the log like that…..the bigger ones dragged Katie and little L on while us adults were chatting. They couldn’t have posed more perfectly!
I think that will have to be me for now. Looking forward to catching up again soon. Take care.
*and tomorrow afternoon will be spent on the beach. It is the local tradition that the children head to the beach once school breaks up for the summer and mine are really looking forward to it once again. We have been here just over a year now so I guess this is one of the first events that they will be taking part in for the second time…..it must be nice for them to look forward to something they have already experienced rather than it being new and unknown.