This was the cottage we stayed last February, at in Kincraigie near Pitlochry; we went for a week, Saturday to Saturday, we got snowed in on the Wednesday, and we walked from the door up into the mountains! This was a month before I had my knee operated on, so you see why I regret having that op
We built the snowman after a heavy snowfall all day Wednesday, that's John and our son Sean standing by it so you can see he's rather a big snowman
We also walked up Ben Vrackie that week, even in all that snow, it was really refreshing, that's me walking toward the camera up Ben Vrackie
One day I'll do it all again when my knee gets better!!
Not the same place, over to the East near the coast; a place called Auchmithie. I stayed there in July as I was still in the wheelchair then, and it was suitable for people with limited mobility. A beautiful cottage though Gayl so I'm returning, along with John, our son Sean and his Fiancee Justine, and my Mum. Our daughter doesn't finish college until 21st December so she's not coming home until 22nd, and we're back the day before....wish she was coming with us though.
Hogmanay in Edinburgh!? That will be fabulous, lucky you! I always watch it on BBC Scotland, I never watch the English one in London hehe
This is where I'm going in December Gayl, it's in a lovely location near the coast. I took these photos when I stayed there in July I had been on holiday further North but ended up in Raigmore Hospital poorly, this place was an ideal place to recuperate
I know Auchmithie well Davinia. It's where the Arbroath Smokie originated! My dad's in Carnoustie about 9 miles from Arbroath - and we're from Dundee, so the whole area is well know to me. I hope you all have a most wonderful time.
As for Hogmanay in Edinburgh, I would recommend everyone to do it just once in their lives, as it is truly special!
Thank you Gayl! I'm sure we will. Yes Gayl you're quite right about Auchmithie; we live on fish when we're there, as there are that many good places to buy it from at the harbour in Arbroath. I love the hot smoked salmon, it's the nicest I've ever tasted
Do you remember a tall water tower when you're driving up after the turn off for Auchmithie? It's painted red now but I don't know what colour it used to be...The cottage is just past that
I WILL do Hogmanay in Edinburgh one of these days, the atmosphere looks wonderful
Yes, I do remember the water tower..think it was just stone coloured...though not sure.
Have you had fish 'n' chips from Marco's in Arbroath? Love their batter! Also love the Brewhouse (their smokie and bacon ramekin used to be my favourite) and Sugar and Spice (MASSIVE meringues). We once bought a bottle of smokie vodka from the Brewhouse - it was a great talking piece - a bottle of vodka with a fish in it! Some people actually loved it, though to me it was vile!
Thanks Gayl! I don't really eat fish and chips as my stomach doesn't like it John on the other hand is a big fan of it, so he's going to try out Marco's! The smokie and bacon ramekin sounds more like my cup of tea, who knows, maybe we'll get to try both I certainly won't be buying the vodka!! We don't drink it anyway, but certainly not with a fish in it!!! I don'y even lie Tequila because of the worm thing! Yuck!!! hehe
Thank you Marie! It was a lovely cottage.. I'll certainly be taking some photos, I'm looking forward to it so much, and so is my mum!
No, I don't like vodka, which is probably why I didn't like it. I don't even know if they still do it in the Brewhouse. Marco's is fab, their batter is delicious. You should try the Brewhouse (down the front in Arbroath), their food is fab and for those with a sweet tooth - A Dream of Rob Roy is yummy and verrrry fattening!