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Summer holidays

This entry was posted on Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 by Frances Ryan.
Tags: youtube, scotland, nature, holidays, happy, friends, entertainment

I don’t know if it’s fair to say that I’ve been on my summer holidays, since I’ve been an unemployed student for the last year+, but calling this past week my summer holidays is a great excuse to share a bit of Cliff Richard, so there you go!

Anyhow, if you’re still with me after that, I’ll tell you a bit about the last part of my holiday week. But I’ll start with a quick recap of the first part of the week: I went to the Scottish Poetry Library, I bought a new phone, I spent my spare change, and I went to the Hermitage in Perth.

So, now it’s time to bore you with the rest of my holidays! (Of course, it was anything but boring for me!)

On Sunday, I hopped on the train to Inverness to visit some friends in the Highlands. I was met at the station by Emma and her children before being whisked away to a little village a few miles away where David was waiting for us.

Sunday saw us visiting Urquhart Castle along the shores of Loch Ness before heading back to the house for a nice meal of roast lamb’s leg (jealous, Mom?) and a late-night chatting and visiting session.

On Monday, we loaded the rig for a long (but fun!) day that saw us driving along a single track road to Oldshoremore on the West Coast where we frolicked on the beach for a bit, before heading to Loch-Something-Or-Other for a bit of ice cream. To round out the day, we stopped off at Ullapool for fish-n-chips before stopping at the Corrieshalloch Gorge which was oh-so-amazing that I can’t even find the words to describe it!

Needless to say, after all of that activity it was an early night last night and a lazy day today. Yes, it was a short visit, but we managed to pack a lot of fun into those 48 hours! And it also must be said that I had a lovely time, that my hosts were fantastic, and that I have truly been emotionally energised by the entire trip!

And now, I’m settled in my flat, curled up in my PJs, and looking forward to an early night because tomorrow will be a busy day. After all, my holidays are now over so it’s time this unemployed bum gets a job!

Check out the photo gallery here!


Yes, I am just a wee bit jealous about the leg of lamb.  But, every once in awhile, I manage to get some served to me out at Claudia’s.

The photos are wonderful.  And I’m so glad that you had such a good time.

by Mom at 12:41am (GMT) on August 1st, 2012

It really was fun. I don’t know if we’ll get a chance to go as far north when you come visit, but we’ll at least make it to Inverness so that you can see Loch Ness!!

by Just Frances at 1:40am (GMT) on August 1st, 2012

I’m really more interested in the castle than I am in the loch.  The loch does look quite beautiful, though.

by Mom at 6:22am (GMT) on August 1st, 2012

There will be lots of castles and fally-downy buildings on your next visit! (Which we must schedule ...)

by Just Frances at 1:34pm (GMT) on August 1st, 2012

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