Thursday, 2 October 2008

I'm back

I got home last night after spending the last couple of weeks in Scotland and stopping in the Lake District on my way home.

I spent the first two days in Cove Bay, which is close to Aberdeen. This picture shows the view from my sister-in-law's sitting room in Cove Bay. Amazing!

I went to the Aberdeen area for a family wedding, which was held in a country house hotel nearby. The location of the hotel was pretty impressive too, with gardens that ran down into a river and a Templar cemetary on the doorstep.

Lots of kilts in evidence, complete with sometimes hairy, and sometimes dimpled knees on display (depending on the age of the wearer). We were all piped in as we arrived.

Just what you'd expect at a Scottish wedding. It was fun, and of course it's always great to get together with family.
I stayed in Cove Bay for two days, and then moved on to the Trossachs - but more on that tomorrow. I had a great time, but it's good to be home.


Jeanette said...

That is beautiful country! I love to travel and I love to come home after traveling, too!! It's always so nice to be back in my comfy bed!

Betty said...

What beautiful pictures and what a nice two week trip that must have been. Welcome back.

Middle Ditch said...

Wow, what a view! Beautiful country. Love to go there one day. Good to see you back

Donna said...

A Templar Cemetary!!! WoW!! Beautiful scenery sweetie!! So Glad you went and had a good time! You deserved it!!! How's your Mom??hughugs

Dawn said...

Those photos are beautiful. You always paint a picture for us that makes us feel like we were there.


Rosie said...

Very beautiful parts of the U.K. to visit, Scotland with its rolling mountains and the Lakes for all its beauty - breath taking and your beautiful photos show these places in their glory.

Bagpipes for the wedding how charming I love to hear them being played.

Rosie x

Leigh Russell said...

Lovely views (not talking about the kilts!)

Shammickite said...

I've never been to a Scottish Wedding, but I'd love to go to one! I already know how to do Scottish Country Dancing.... was there and dancing at the reception?
The Gay Gordons, and the Dashing White Sergeant?