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October 18 Back from Holiday! October 20, 2016

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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 exhibitionIMG_6229.jpg


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! IMG_6494.jpg

Kate Malone’s ceramic exhibition was showing and her  ceramic squash looked better than the ones I’ve grown! IMG_6525.jpg

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!


8 Responses to “October 18 Back from Holiday!”

  1. Good for you…I meant to say that your piercings really suit you!
    So glad you enjoyed…do it again soon.

    • lletty Says:

      Thanks for reading Wendy and for your kind comments re the earrings! Still a bit sore but happy I’ve been brave enough to have it done after many years of waiting! Enjoy the half term break and your day out.

  2. Sounds like a great trip Marianne. Congratulations on your birthday, holiday and blog record of it,
    best wishes

    • lletty Says:

      Thank you Julian for your good wishes. I’ve just discovered how to post photos using our new computer…it is so much easier than previous methods! Pleased to hear that your meeting at Myddfai went well.

  3. tootlepedal Says:

    Congratulations on your significant birthday and I am pleased that it took you to Fort William, one of my favourite places. We lived a few miles away from the town when we first got married. I am sorry we missed your wave as you went past.

    • lletty Says:

      Thank you kindly for your good wishes and comment. We’ll definitely be passing near you again, on the train, as now we have ‘discovered’ Scotland and especially Fort William we will be returning!

  4. What a wonderful holiday it must have been! Great museums, beautiful scenery, and the Leamington Spa station and Waddesdon Manor, each would have made a fine post on its own.

    • lletty Says:

      Thank you very much for your kind comment. It was a special holiday and we loved every second. We visited so many wonderful places and enjoyed them all. I took over a hundred photos and it was really difficult to decide which to put in the post! We are all so fortunate to live in beautiful interesting countries which we can share with others via blogs. Long may it last.

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