I feel fabulously refreshed and relaxed, am suitably topped up with wine and cake, my little body has adjusted perfectly to going to bed too late (okay, I admit it, a little tipsy occasionally...), and getting up much later than y'would on a school day.... So I have a feeling I'm gonna be a zombie by Wednesday.
But it was a brilliant holiday and I I loved it. And we managed to squeeze in a couple of days in Pitlochry too. Farbulous!
The swanky lounge full of board games, comfy couches, a big fire (obviously a necessity in Scotland in August...) and the biggest playroom the dog has ever had!
The gorgeous staircase. Felt like a laaaady walking down them!
The Pine Tree Hotel in Pitlochry. You should visit, you really should.
On the way home we stopped off at the Wallace Monument. Robbie and I climbed up to see it while the girls and the dog read in the car. Yes really. They were so lazy and my dog can apparently read.
I remember when my children were smaller than me....
And here we have Bets and Belle looking for the fish at the salmon ladder. Nothing to be seen, not a bean (or a fish).
I literally had to pay them to pose for this pic. Not keen on having their photos taken, and I have no idea why cos they're blummin' gorgeous!
This was a lovely little pub by the Festival Theatre. Iced Tea and Carrot Cake. Yum.
The scenery is absolutely breathtaking in this part of Scotland. And I am so very blessed.
We got home a couple of days ago and since then I've been doing the last minute stuff to prepare for work, and trying very hard to just stay in the moment and enjoy the rest of the holiday.
And so I baked.
My great big recipe book.
Line with greaseproof paper? Can't be bothered with all that palava, always use a reusable tray liner that I can just wash and use again. Much easier.
Much prettier than two black bananas!
And here I present tomorow's dinner! Quorn pieces at £1.49 from Aldi, 4 carrots, a courgette and some frozen peas. Add in a jar of Tikka sauce (if you're lazy like me), throw in a tin of tomatoes and pop in the fridge for a day. Serve after a knackering first day back at work with brown rice and get someone else to wash up. That's tomorrow sorted!
And now for some advice please!
I've acquired this skirt from Cat and quite like it. But I have no idea what the heck to wear with it apart from my comfort black. Any suggestions? I feel myself moving back into my comfort zone just now as I'm struggling to work out what to put with what. So suggestions please! I've a few things like this so I might ask again...!
Be back soon!