What a romp we have had! Fantastic visit to Scotland on the train and boy we were fortunate with the weather as the sun shone daily.
After a very early start from our local railway station we arrived in Glasgow in time for tea. We did try to wave to Mr and Mrs Tootlepedal as we hurtled by near their town.
The next morning we loved visiting the Kelvingrove art gallery and museum and we spent most of the day enjoying the excellent range of exhibits including the Mucha exhibition
We also sampled some delicious lunch time snacks- Scottish smoked cheese on crusty seeded bread- very, very tasty!
The Riverside museum was equally excellent with a tall ship to explore and numerous vehicles to reminisce over.
I remember our family had a car like this in the 1950’s and we were all so proud of it!
We have had a similar one of these too in the past!
Trouble with museums you see things that are still in your loft!
Our journey took us on to Fort William, which is a delightful town set in the most stunning of locations with the mountains, including Ben Nevis, surrounding the still waters of Loch Eil.
A special day out was a trip on the steam train to Mallaig.
Such scenery! The Glenfinnan Viaduct is stunning . No wonder it has been used so many times as a location for films. I’m sure I saw Harry Potter fly by!
More days were spent visiting lovely places and seeing beautiful scenery. We will definitely return to Scotland and visit some other areas as we just fell in love with all that we saw and there is so much left to explore!
Returning to England we visited Carlisle and its cathedral with its interesting history, wonderful windows and Treasury full of artefacts.
In the cathedral grounds there were some lovely large trees covered in red berries. I’ve brought some berries home! Maybe I can grow one of these trees from seed …don’t know what they are…for myself!
Travelling further through England we stopped at Leamington Spa station for a change over and I just loved the waiting room!
A very happy day was spent with our family at Waddesdon Manor celebrating my special birthday again in sunny sunshine!
Kate Malone’s ceramic exhibition was showing and her ceramic squash looked better than the ones I’ve grown!
One of our best holidays yet and it makes getting a year older less worrying- in fact I’ve gone totally over the top and had my ears pierced to celebrate that I am now of an age when I don’t care and I can do ANYTHING I WANT!