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.
We had a last minute bit of work today, the tiler arrived about 4pm and he finished off the upstairs bathroom tiles and finally got the last blue tile down in the downstairs bathroom.
The children are getting used to their new rooms upstairs, it will be much better once the carpet is in. The upstairs bathroom has been painted, after 8 tester pots, from dark intense blue to light grey, it is white! F is not liking all the white, he said tonight that it looks like the bathroom is decomposing because it’s white and grey, not sure of his logic really. We’ve agreed to keep it white until we find the perfect colour, if it exists. I love the white…
Other Random Stuff
Here are a couple of photos from the weekend, hope you like them, x
We really are getting closer now, there is just so much more stuff everywhere – maybe we should just chuck it all and start again. As many of you know that would be impossible for me!
That’s us at seven weeks now, wow, this week has really flown in. New stairs, lights decided on, windows organised, skeleton walls with some solid plasterboard up. The progress is incredible if you look back at these.
Friday afternoons have evolved a new ritual recently, the clear up for the weekend. The hall goes through a huge dust removal procedure (extreme hoovering) and the bathroom gets cleaned and given its weekend look. The colours in the mat are brilliant.
We have some new improved dogs today, I always forget how funny they look when they’ve been clipped. I think they look at little embarassed – what do you think?
There’s a bit of a running theme going on here this weekend, F is doing a sponsored run tomorrow and C is doing a half marathon on Sunday. The closest thing to running I’ll be doing is running after them I suspect. Good on them though.
Just took this picture of Lucy relaxing, she’s so funny.
All that’s left to say is have a fabulous weekend x