Sunday, April 29, 2012

My Royal Appointment

Morning folks...I had a very special day out yesterday at Her Maj's Scottish home set in the beautiful scenery of Royal Deeside and before you get excited...she wasn't in residence and my invitation wasn't by royal appointment but every bit as special...it came from my gorgeous grandson Brodie who was taking part in The Balmoral Fun Run...Primary School Boys 1.5km...it's not everyday that I get an invitation to be on a cheerleading team so how could I refuse after being reassured there would be no running required on my part...I wouldn't have to wear a ra ra skirt or wave any silly pom poms...but what was I going to wear...well you never know with the weather in this neck of the woods so I packed the car with clothes for all seasons...luckily the rain stayed off and the sou'wester and wellies were not required...hey we even had a blink or two of sun...
starter's orders and they're off...a quick wave for the cheerleading team...
crossing the line in 10m 22s...(official race times posted HERE)  and not 12m ...blame Grandma's dodgy timekeeping...
proudly showing off his medal
and well done to Brodie's Mum Karen and Uncle Gary for completing the 10K race...
goodness knows how they are all feeling this morning but my legs are in major protest mode...mind you I think I walked the equivalent of a Marathon but it was a great family day out...great atmosphere cheering on the runners...
strolling around in the breathtaking mountain scenery...no wonder Her Maj loves Balmoral so much...it's practically on my doorstep and I've been many times but it never fails to capture your heart...it's a magical place in the most beautiful setting...
but all that invigorating mountain fresh air doesn't half make you hungry and I'm sure if Her Royal Highnessness had known we were coming she would've laid on afternoon tea in the finest bone china cups and a plate of those teeny "3 in your mouth at one time" cucumber sandwiches...we had to settle for lunch in the Royal Cafe instead and delicious it was too...well done to The Balmoral Estate for a very well organised event but we would expect nothing less from a Royal Household...this was probably a piece of cake compared to organising a Royal Wedding.
Today's going to be a bit of a laid back "chill out and rest those weary legs" kind of a day but I may venture into the cubbyhole to finish off creating labels for the latest Timmie Toy to arrive in the cubbyhole...
an ink palette for all my Distress Re-Inkers.... 
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I'll see you all tomorrow
Hugs Kath xxx

19 comments:

Franjopani said...

What a little cutie - I love the wave! Glad you had a lovely day, I went to Sandringham when I was in the UK last and I kept my visit a secret from Her Majesty cause I thought she might go to too much trouble making tea for me hehe - makes you feel right Royal though doesn't it x joy

Lin said...

What a fun post, Kath! Loved seeing your pictures of Balmoral, and Brodie is a cutie!! Sounds like a perfect day to me.

Redanne said...

Well, I see that Brodie has been practising his Royal wave, he is so sweet and well done on doing it in such a short time. Love the pics of the castle and glad the rain held off. Anne x

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...oh Kath what a fabby day it was for you & the family, well done to your gang for taking part and in such beautiful surroundings too, no wonder Queenie loVes it there...loVe your palette idea I may just have to steal it away...have a fabby day & hugs to Buddy...Mel :)

Liz, said...

Hi Kath - lokks like you had a great day,

Liz x

loftylass said...

Hi Kath it's fun to be included in family outings even though you end up rather tired when you get back home. It looks like you had a great day. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Hugs
Heather
x

May said...

O my word Kath, your wee Grandson is soo cute Bless him he done really well, so glad you enjoyed your day... and the weather was a bit kinder to you all... Fab pics of Balmoral... Love the re-inker idea... Happy Sunday, Hugs May x x x

Helen in the UK said...

Glad you had a great day out. Love your labels for the palette :)

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

What a lovely post today. Great pictures. Love Brodie's little wave at you picture! That castle sure looks fairytale! xxx

Paula (PEP) said...

OOOooooh - snap! Mine arrived Friday with ALL the Distress Stains. Bookshop pennies have been spent well.
Well done your family - sounds as if it was brilliant fun for all.
Paula (PEP)

Kat said...

Sounds like you had a lovely family day out yesterday Kath. It's really lovely at Balmoral when the weather's nice isn't it. Haven't been there for ages.

Kat xx

Pink Dandelion said...

Looks like you had a lovely day. It was the Manchester Marathon today and I am ashamed to say it was just too cold to stand and watch. First time I've missed it in years. Debs xx

lilyf said...

Sounds like you had a lovely day at Balmoral Kate - by Royal appointment or not - your little grandson looks so cute and pleased to be taking part - he even managed a royal wave.

Sue said...

Hi hun
a fabulous post great piccies, looks like great day out, sue,x

Ribbon Girl said...

Well done Brodie! and your Mum and Dad too! Sounds like you all had a great day Kath! Mary G x

susiestacey said...

Looks like you all had a great day Kath. This is where l saw my first red squirell - such a beautiful place x Susan x

Carol D said...

Looks like you had a fab day and the weather was OK. Brodie looks so cute and well done to everyone, couldn't even run for a bus myself.
Hugs Carol x

trish said...

Lovely photos Kath,it's great to with the grandchildren on days like this. Why does a tear come to the aye when you feel so proud of them? Hope you had a nice day at home.

butlersabroad said...

Well done everyone! Love that Brodie has time to wave to the media as he came by!! What a great day, hope your aches have worn off by now.

Hugs
Brenda

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