Well, We're back from our much anticipated trip to Scotland for a camping trip. We had a ball! We had quite a bit of driving to get to Comrie Croft near Creiff. 3.5 hours to Belfast and the same to the campsite on the other side and a two hour ferry crossing in between. The kids were really good.
They slept really well every night, which was one of my big worries...the little ones have been sleeping really badly recently. All the staff were really nice at the campsite and the facilities were brilliant. Hot showers, better than the ones at home!
Our pitch for our tent was one of my least favourite pitch when I saw it first, but once I got used to it, it was perfect.......
We arrived on Saturday and the campsite was full to capacity, but on Sunday the whole place emptied...we wondered if it was something we'd said!?
I had arranged with Nicole to come and visit on Sunday...Nicole and I had, up until then, only had conversations by email and one or two by telephone. When I mentioned that we were going camping to Comrie, we decided that maybe we could meet up...I was nervous...what if we had nothing to talk about? I needn't have worried...Nicole was lovely and we spent a long time chatting about all sorts..sewing and children mainly but other things besides. Our husbands being the gentlemen that they are, watched the children while they played nearby. Nicole and Alan's daughter Leoni is beautiful. I don't think my four children all together have the energy of that girl! She cart-wheeled her way everywhere! Nicole's husband Alan was, as I said earlier, a real Gent, like my Colm, he seemed really easy-going and was just happy to let us ladies sit and chat, and drink instant coffee out of plastic mugs...we were camping don't forget! It was a real pleasure to meet all of them and hopefully we'll meet again some day.
We tried not to do too much travelling while we were there...no need really...we went to a wildlife centre nearby...(which was pretty dire, in our opinion ) And to a falconry place, where the big kids and I got fly an eagle owl.... very exciting!
We went to Loch Earn...where the adults tried to teach the children how to skim stones...
And to the local park...where we had some more free fun...nearly everything on holidays seems to cost you money....don't you find?
And finally on the last evening...we decided to visit Drummond Castle..not knowing much about it and not expecting much....Wow! The avenue alone in was worth a visit! But the whole place was so beautiful..so immaculately kept...
The children's main cource of amusement was all the naked staues!
So all in all it was a brilliant holiday. (apart from the midge bites!)