|At Braemar on Royal Deeside|
Many tourists who visit Scotland want to sample Royal Deeside and that was the first stop on my recent tour. The day was very fine for March in Scotland-14 degrees centigrade makes us strip off the outer layers and bask in the sun -and that is no joke! Braemar, a little village in Royal Deeside was a favorite of mine as a teenager when I did lots of hillwalking, canoeing and oftimes skiing, when the conditions were favourable. Here's a lovely little nostalgic view from the bridge that is right in the centre of Braemar looking up the river.
|Pitlochry Salmon Ladder|
|On Rannoch Moor|
|At Blair Castle|
After that it was home, I thought to have a wee rest and a quick stab at my 400 hundred or so emails that had been neglected. It wasn't to be, though, since my wonderful daughters, sons-in-law, and sneaky husband had organised a gathering of the clans. Clans being his side and mine! A fabulous time was had by all-since our family know how to party-and I had a very special birthday cake. I was too excited to take a photo of it, and too busy making an impromptu very short speech, but my daughter had arranged for it to be like three stacked books. Any guesses what was the photo on the top layer?
Now what am I going to do since the laundry of the bedding and towels used by all the stay-over-relatives has been done, the house restored to a sort of tidy state, and all the evidence of a party taken to the recycling centre?
Why...start writing my next novel!
Since it's now Tuesday, 10.45 pm, I'm thinking it WILL BE TOMORROW!