Sunday, July 26, 2015

North of the Border, Part 2.........

The sun shone quite frequently while I was on the east side of Scotland. It rained even more frequently, but we will concentrate on the sun. And, to be quite honest, I really couldn't care about the weather, because Cheryl and I are always quite happy to be ensconced in front of the fire with stuff to read, puzzles to do, scrabble to play and laughter and endless conversation to keep us busy. And the food......

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Outside the front door.....

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this is the view of Loch Leven......

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And up the road, when I took myself off on a stroll, there were some very nosey friendly cows. Especially this one in the middle. I christened her Daisy, and she led the charge of cows along the fence as I walked, and they stood there for ages as I walked down the lane. It was hilarious - passing motorists also roared with laughter. 

Ah, life in the country. 

I could live there.

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If you look behind, me, you will see them all still bunched at the fence at the top of the road, watching me walk away. I kept thinking I would hear the thunderous sound  of cows barrelling down the road any moment. So funny. 

They liked me. 

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Fields ploughed, scattered and presumably growing. They looked like corduroy. 

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Sheep on the hillside....

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And this is how we spent the quiet days - bliss. I just love spending time here. 

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We all went for a drive to Falkland and St Andrews, then on around the peninsula on one beautiful day. 

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It was lovely to see the sea and walk on a beach, and even the seagulls posed for me....

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St Andrews was getting ready for the Open , and stands were being erected on the golf course. 

Such a lovely place. My children rode donkeys here on the beach in 1986! 

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So many photos I could have posted. But it gives you an idea of why I love it so much. 

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Wonderful friends. So much shared history. And a beautiful place to relax and rest.

8 comments:

Debbie said...

Absolutely beautiful! I can see why you love it.

Susan said...

I've only been once, two years ago, and really loved it - your photos capture the beauty of Scotland so well. Thanks for sharing :-)

Vee said...

When were you there? March? April? May? Later? Beautiful scenery! A blogging buddy Amalia at Handmade by Amalia has recently returned from Scotland. She may have met that same cow. Of course, I love that we have a photo of you and thank you for including the "bliss" photo of fire in the hearth. How perfectly cozy!

Needled Mom said...

Scotland is such a gorgeous place to visit. It looks like you had an amazing time. You should have brought those cows home with you!!!! ;-) Your photos are just wonderful.

Chris said...

AAAAAAAAHHHHHHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh......deep breaths all around!

Linda said...

Just getting caught up here, Linds. How absolutely stunning! I can only imagine how beautiful it is in real life. We watched the Open - Steve, because he loves golf; me, because I couldn't get enough of the views. I'm so happy you had this time away and in such a magical place. I do love the country!

Meggie said...

Lovely post Linds! Your new page looks so fresh and cheery! I will have to re learn all those things I once knew about blogging and writing! xx

Pam (Isabelle) said...

Glad you had such a lovely time. The country is so much nicer than the town - for holidays, anyway. In my next life...