What a weekend, brilliant sunshine, children outside all the time, good times had with friends of all ages, charming museum discovered and then, just to polish it all off nicely, Andy Murray wins Wimbledon. Amazing.
Perthshire is only an hour away but this weekend it felt a million miles, we stayed at the wigwams at newmillfarm near Stanley. They facilities are pretty simple but the welcome was warm and the location just perfect with a little burn nearby where the children, all ten of them, could go and dabble with little worry of danger. Our car was first at the wigwams, while the children were checking everything out I managed to read a bit of the book I borrowed months ago, I seem to have forgotten how rewarding reading an actual book rather than a screen can be.
We visited Active Kids nearby the next day – so sunny but pretty windy too. It kept everybody happy for some hours with jelly bellies, a fortress, go carts, slides, trampolines, animals and crazy golf. Barbeques were brilliant both nights, a feast for everyone – the dogs would have had a field day with all of the dropped bits and bobs had they come too.
Once we were all packed up ready on Sunday we headed up to Dunkeld where there is the very charming Beatrix Potter Exhibition at the Birnam Institute. It kept boys and girls aged 4-14 interested for ages, not bad going. There’s always one who is not so impressed!
That was my weekend then, hoping there will be more like that over the next few weeks of the holidays.
Thought you might like to see how beautiful Edinburgh was this evening, I will always be a city girl even though I love a bit of country life once in a while.
4 thoughts on “9 July 2013”
Sounds like some very kid friendly adventures.Edinburgh does look beautiful- I visited once, about 20 years ago and thought it was a very pretty city. I love seeing other parts of the world through blogging. mel x
It’s brilliant seeing a slice of life elsewhere, I agree. Where you live is so different from here yet we’re going through a similar process with the same decisions and challenges. I lived down under for a year and travelled up your way too. Katie x
Hi Katie – wondered if you might be interested in a possible magazine feature. Drop me a line if it appeals
Sounds interesting, I’ll be in touch, Katie