Catching up again

Have you missed me? I’ve missed being here but life has been a little full these past few weeks. For a start, we managed a whole week long holiday in Scotland and the weather gods were so kind to us. From six in the morning until nine at night it was blue skies and sunshine!! The thermals we’d taken just in case – didn’t wear them, the waterproofs we’d taken just in case – didn’t wear them, we even had times in just t-shirts as temperatures soared to 18 degrees. Mind you, it was a little on the breezy side but we didn’t mind that at all.

Don’t you wish you could bottle up your holiday and bring a little back? It was blue skies, blue sea, blue lochs, the higher hills still brown and the vivid yellow of full flowering gorse. If a child had painted the scene it would have looked something similar I’m sure, so bright and primary coloured as it was.

I don’t know about you but if I go on a beach I generally need to paddle and yes that does include January too. Scotland in April is pretty cold I have to say, the sea was like liquid ice and our feet quickly became bright red with the cold. Very refreshing.

After our screams had died away and we’d regained the use of our feet we went exploring and found the most magnificent rust.

Wouldn’t it have been marvellous to bring these home, better still I should just move there. We were there before the midges too so not a single bite between us. I won’t bore you with lots of holiday snaps but it was wonderful to have nothing that had to be done and nowhere that we had to be. Lunchtimes sitting in the sun with a drink, early morning walks before the wind got up and fantastic sunsets. Below is the view from our cottage as the sun began to go down.

And the one below is the sunset from the back of the cottage.

They’re not brilliant as they were taken on my phone but you get the idea, an all round fab holiday. I love Scotland even when it rains all week, which it did on a previous holiday, and would love to move there but I find the thought of the midges off putting as I do tend to be seen as a particularly tasty morsel by them and am pursued ruthlessly. Happily, holidays come round every year.



2 Replies to “Catching up again”

  1. Midges can be awful, but it depends exactly where you live. Having moved from Ilkley to Skye last year, we’ve been less bothered by midges at our new seashore house than our damp shady Ilkley garden!

  2. That’s good to know Anne, I’d love to swap Ilkley for the Highlands but not quite yet. Take care

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