Saturday, October 11, 2008

I'm Back

Well I'm back from my holiday....great week away with the was a bit mixed but being hardy Scots we put on brave faces and rain jackets and went exploring. It's years since I have been in the Inverness area and I had forgotten how truly spectacular the scenery is..the house we had rented was quite high up overlooking the Beauly Firth and had spectacular views of the Kessock Bridge taking the road north to the Black Isle. I took loads of photos but most of them were too dull.......blurry or down right I only have a few to share of the day we spent at Landmark Adventure Park at Carrbridge.....great day out for the kids and the grandmas and grandads. Buddy loved it until we came across the adventure area - he took fright at the zip we didn't ask him to have a go....he just hated the whoooshy noise it it was back to the car for lots of cuddles and doggie biscuits until he calmed down.

The clan setting off on the Treetop Trail - a wooden walkway which slowly climbs until you are walking at the treetop height through the forest.

Brodie on the climbing wall - 4 years old and no fear
Brodie and his new best friend....the gentle giant Lex about to start work.....he pulls logs through the forest as part of a demonstration of forestry and sawmill work before mechanisation. The guide gave a little talk about Lex and Brodie was hanging on every word and then he engaged the guy in conversation telling him that he was on holiday......"Aviemore" asked the guy "No.....Inverness....but I was at Aviemore last year".....he is 4 going on 64 and as bright as a button...must take after his Grandma.
It's back to reality.....loads of washing......loads of e-mails to answer and loads of bloghopping to do to catch up with all your news so bear with me for a few days until I get back up to speed again. How many days now to Christmas......not enough ....card orders are piling going to be a busy bee....burning lots of the old midnight oil me thinks.....well off to bed.....isn't it great to come home to your own cosy comfy bed...tomorrow is another Kath xxxxxxx


  1. Nice to see your back in one piece Mrs. Brodie looked as he really enjoyed himself, I wouldn't be anywhere near that tree never mind going up it. Hope to see you soon, Karen

  2. Hi Kath:)

    Well sooo missed you ...but sooo glad you had a lovely time with your family!!!
    Your photo`s are `Fab`!!!!
    Wee Brodie looks as proud as punch with his new found love:)
    Your granchildren are real `cutie pies` must take after `Grannie` there~X~

    `Enjoy` the rest of your weekend ...

  3. Yip, I always enjoy a holiday, but coming back to my own ged is the best part of any holiday. Warm regards

  4. Yip, I always enjoy a holiday, but coming back to my own ged is the best part of any holiday. Warm regards

  5. Welcome back from your hols Kath.x

  6. Welcome back, hun!
    Great fotos and the little boys looks fine!
    Hugs Gisela

  7. You all seemed to have a brilliant time dosn't matter about the weather when you are all together does it, what a bright little spark brodie looks, good luck with the washing hun
    Hugs Jacqui x

  8. Loved the pictures. The backgrounds are wonderful and the children delightful. That little guy climbing the rock wall is just too brave!! Glad you had a wonderful time. It looks like you all were enjoying yourselves!

  9. Hi Kath, glad to see you home safe and sounds like you had a fab time with your family. Your pics are great, and look at Brodie climbing that wall - he's a brave little boy - bless him.
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend hun
    Tracie :)xx

  10. pleased you had a lovely holiday Kath it sounds great, would love to do the treetop trail sounds really good. your grandchildren are really sweet :)
    Tracy x

  11. Morning Kath
    Sounds like you had a great time and the wee man looks like he was having a ball!! with his new furry friend! - haven't been up Inverness way in years and yup! you do forget how gorgeous our wee corner of the world can be!
    Missed your daily musings and occasional rants!!
    Bet you had the best sleep ever last night in your own bed!

  12. I'm glad you've had a great time, you deserved the break! We've missed you so we are all glad you're home again!!
    Anice xx

  13. Hi, Kath.. So pleased to see you back again. Daft isn't it how attached you get to people on the net? Missed you!

    Glad you had a good time, though.

    Chris xx

  14. Welcome back, you've been missed!

    Glad you had a good holiday and yes, it's always nice to get back to your own bed lol!

    Suze x

  15. Welcome home weary traveller! I must have passed your holiday cottage on Tuesday as I had to go to the Black Isle!! Great pics of your day at landmark, isn't it a fantastic day out? lily loves the motor bike rides, but she's not as brave as Brodie, she's never had the nerve to try the climbing wall lol

    Great to have you home hun


    Amanda xx

  16. well it so nice to hve you back, really missed your daily musing's etc. looked like you all had a great time, what a lovely family you have, grandkids are the best. There's nothing in the world like your own bed, glad you have a good rest, as with all those orders to complete.

    Love and hugs,
    Carol xx

  17. Kids are just the best aren't they?!! I've lost count of the classic comments my two come out with which have had us roaring with laughter!

    Glad you are back!

  18. Brilliant pics hun what a good looking bunch xxxxx

  19. Missed you Kath!

    Great pics - thanks for sharing :o) Your grandsons are gorgeous!