Monday, 14 October 2019

September 22 - 30 Scottish holiday

September 22 - 30 Scottish holiday
It was strange to be home again,but we managed to see some friends before we set off for Scotland. We took the chance to stay overnight with nephew Carson and Emma and their boys near Edinburgh, on the way up. It was great to catch up. It reminded me what commitment and hard work it is looking after a young family and lots of horses. On our way to the Forth Bridge, we popped in to the popular Picnic Coffee Shop at South Queensferry, where Emma works.
Liana and the famous Forth rail bridge

the older and new Forth road bridges

Queensferry is an interesting town in the shadow of the Forth Bridges

Emma, her Italian boss and the girls get rave revues from customers for their coffee and Scottish Italian dishes

Daughter Joanna, fresh back from Australia, had booked a cottage for us, Mark and his parents, for a week near the Cairngorms. It was relaxing and lovely to visit local places together, including Aberdeen, around Banchory and Crathes Castle, where we could use our English NT cards! Liana and Jo climbed around the high ropes course!

On the way back, we stayed several days in Glasgow with Liana's cousin Aileen and John, and saw their two daughters, Fiona and Ailee, and their young families, which was great fun. We also saw her lovely aunt Nan and her two sons, cousin Steve and partner Geri, plus cousin John and partner Heather, for a convivial evening, enjoyed by all.

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