~ Meerkat ~ We've been out to the Black Isle Wildlife Park, just north of Inverness, today. It's a fantastic place, loads of animals to see and feed, lots of space to run around and very reasonably priced (for the 6 of us it was £40). The Black Isle is a stunning part of Scotland, … Continue reading 212/365
~ The cutest baby stingray, ever! ~ My sister and I took DS to the Macduff Aquarium today, about a 40 minute drive away. (The big boys went trout fishing from a boat, but that's a whole other story!) The Aquarium isn't that big, but it's perfect for toddlers, plenty to look at and touch-pools … Continue reading 211/365
There should be a lot more to this post ... how we spent a fabulous few hours this morning on a woodland walk along the River Spey ... how DS loved his "big adventure" ... how I spent a lovely hour with my sister, just us, one-on-one ... but, you know what, the Scottish air … Continue reading 210/365
~ Pancakes and play: perfect combination ~ As previously stated here on this blog, no visit to my sister's village is complete without a pancake from Baxters. The Boy Child was far more interested as to when he could go and play on the train; The Nephew obliged me by appearing in a photo or … Continue reading 209/365
~ But is this progress? ~ Sign seen in the car park at Stirling services today.
~ Family Bible ~My mum unearthed this treasure and has passed it onto me. It's a Bible from Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in 1887 and it originally belonged to my great grandmother Elizabeth (1881-1951). I imagine that she was given it at Sunday School during the Jubilee celebrations.
~ Tractor Love ~We have driven 250 miles North today in order to bring Mum home. (Her foot is much better and she has been so touched by all your lovely warm wishes for a speedy recovery. Thank you.) Mum has a cupboard of toys suitable for little people, left over from when my nephew … Continue reading 206/365
~ European Food Market ~
~ A nasty fall ~ Mum and I caught the Tube back from the airport this morning. Unfortunately, Mum missed her footing and fell into the Tube carriage quite heavily. While nothing appears to be seriously hurt, her foot is badly bruised and painful for her to walk on. It's such a shame that our … Continue reading 204/365
We are back, tired but happy. We had a fantastic time and agree that we would like to visit Washington, D.C. at some point again. Here I am, just 24 hours ago, in front of the White House. The magic of 21st Century aviation (no upgrade this time!).