April 2017

Bank Holiday One

Monday is the first bank holiday of May and a long weekend is about to unfold! Heading to Dundee tomorrow to see Talya and fix her printer and deliver the upgraded 15" MacBook Pro that has been sitting on my shelf for ages. She should get a while out of it before it finally hits the dust. This week we have had all kinds of weather and it looked like Adam was going to be stuck here in the heavy snow on Monday, but that was all gone by Tuesday, even though it was very cold. Spring looks to have taken a step back but as I look out of the window I can see budding trees so perhaps the setback was only temporary!
Anthony is heading towards the end of his first year at UHI and is writing essays all day to get through it all. He has enjoyed it I think and is looking forward to next year. After a really busy month at work, all seems to have quietened down a little but May is going to be a busy one on that front.
Adam brought up an Amazon Firestick last weekend and spent happy hours setting it up for us and then gorging on the BBC "Line of Fire" Season One which was great. Cannot wait to start S2 and more at some point this week. We are busy looking for shared online calendars but I think I can share mine with Anthony from my Mac, so will have to look into that thoroughly this weekend.
Alfie got a spring coat, on the morning that the snows returned so has been freezing all week, going from this

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to this

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Which does make us laugh!

Low Weekend

Adam arrived from Beau Riviera on Thursday and Caroline and George on Friday night. The A9 was closed again for the second day due to accidents so they had a Grand Tour of Perthshire to complete before getting here. After dinner Anthony drove us to Blair Atholl for the karaoke night, but he himself stayed at home to complete his university essays. We had a great laugh and since it was Caroline's first singing experience, we could not keep her off the floor! A good fun night indeed followed by gallons of whisky at home once Anthony picked us up.

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Saturday afternoon was our Foundation Annual Meeting which went very well and we have some great ideas suggested by Anthony for the next six months. Then we headed to MaKays for the Chelsea-Spurs game before a lovely dinner in The Old Mill and then home. We allowed Vincent and Alfie to sit with us in the Drawing Room where the fire was on full blast and flames up the chimney. A great night out again! I was still exhausted from Friday night so I had a relatively early bed at 1am. I have no idea when the rest made it, but there were some very late awake, sore headed people on Sunday morning!

April good dogs!

Some good dog images from April

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Easter 2017 - Clan Dyer

Once we had said goodbye to the Hewsons on the overnight Sleeper train to London, we had a quick turnaround before the Clan Dyer arrived by train and other weekend guests by car. What turmoil! A great weekend ensued with the highlight for me being the Easter Egg Hunt at the Killiecrankie Visitor Centre, as you can see below, but fist we had our educational trip to Edradour Distillery which was great fun in the sun!

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And then to Blair Atholl for a drink and some food:

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Easter 2017 - Clan Hewson

What a busy time of it we have had - lots of excitement! Before Easter the Clan Hewson arrived and although the weather was not great, we had some fun indeed. A highlight for me was a trip to the Highland Wildlife Park beyond Kingussie to see the polar bears and Amur Tiger.
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The children had a great time here and were very sad to leave.
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