Sunday, 12 August 2007

Back from the east

There was absolutely no camping this weekend as the rain arrived in full strength again. We kind of thought this would happen so we decided to treat ourselves and book a nice hotel instead, which we did, in the Perthshire town of Crieff, about a 2 hour drive from here. We left on saturday morning and it did rain all day on saturday. We spent some time wondering around the town and then just enjoyed the facilities at the hotel; swimming/hot tub etc. Was nice. The hotel dates back to Victorian times! We had a gorgeous meal in the evening. Today the sun came out which was great. We went walking and climbed "the knock of Crieff." The views were lovely. Here are some East of Scotland weekend photos!After our walk we went to Scotland's oldest distillery. It dates back to the 1700s. We had a tour round the place and then had a whisky tasting thing. Ergh, i do not like whisky! Was an interesting tour though.

It was really good to get away.

In stitching news....my stash finally arrived! 2 weeks to arrive from England, unbelievable! The Blackbird designs book is great and there are loads of charts in there that i want to stitch. Im working away on Amitie and have started working on Dollhouse again. I'll post some progress pictures during the week. I'm now awaiting the arrival of Donna's RR so i can get stitching on it. I've already decided what i'll be stitching for her. Can't wait to get going!

18 comments:

Name: Vicki said...

Sounds like you had a great trip!! Your pictures are beautiful! You have really been busy stitchwise! Everything looks gorgeous! Have a happy day!

Lynn said...

I'm with you on the whiskey. I can't stand the taste of it! Sure sounds like you've been having a lovely getaway. The pictures are great. Your stash sounds interesting. I look forward to some pictures of it!

Carla said...

Nice pictures! It's seems like you enjoyed your trip :)

KarenV said...

Glad you had a good time! Your photos are lovely :)

stitcherw said...

Glad you had a good time, and what perfect planning to have arranged to stay at the inn. Your pictures are lovely, one of these day's I'd really love to visit over there. Have fun with your stash and look forward to seeing your stitching updates.
Sue

Ranae said...

Beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing. Glad to hear the weekend turned out great for you guys.

Jennifer said...

Great pictures! Glad you guys had a good weekend!

What an old distillery! My best friend in high school always said he wanted to travel to the UK someday because "they have pubs older than our country!" LOL

selina said...

wow, those photos look wonderful. Good thinking with the hotel ;) Seems like a wonderful trip :)

Vonna said...

It looks as though your and your handsome DH had a lovely time of the weekend! Super pics :)

Juls said...

The pictures are so beautiful!! I love seeing them! Thank you. And it sounds like you had a lovely time! I agree about the whiskey not my drink at all.

DaisyGirl said...

I can't believe my rr hasn't gotten there yet! Stinky mail! I hope it gets there soon!
Donna
ps: What a great picture of you and hubby!

Dawn said...

The pictures are beautiful!!

Heidi said...

Sounds like a nice weekend despite the rain. Can't wait to see what you stitch from your new book. :)

Stitchingnow said...

Love the photos and glad you had a good trip.

Jenny said...

Sounds like you had a nice getaway - well deserved I'm sure. :)

tkdchick said...

What a great mini break! I wish I could get Todd to do little trips like that!

gazette94 said...

Funny for me to read your post today, I was in Pethshire last month, ( Birnam ) and we visited the famouse grouse distillery as well !! I enjoyed your blog as I m a french stitcher married to a Scottish man and living in Paris.

Lauren said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time!