52 Weeks of Thankfulness – Week 6

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Standing among the Amethysts in Jupiter Sculpture Park

I continued my Scottish holiday last week with another BUMPER week of blessings.

I enjoyed a lovely afternoon in the company of a dear cousin in the picturesque town of Callander known as “The Gateway to the Highlands.”  I spent the first year of my life in its midst, before migrating to a village called Kippen a few miles away.  I stopped off in Kippen to reminisce on days gone by but was saddened to see many shops and businesses disappearing with the sands of time….

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Seals languishing on the rocks of Fife

Back in Fife, I enjoyed two more delightful picnics with my dear sister and dogs Harmony and Emerald, enchanted by seals playing on nearby rocks.  What a joy!

Next day, I was taken on a mystery tour to a sculpture park laden with wonderful exhibits, including an underground room filled with Amethysts.  I was in crystal Heaven.

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Tea and cakes in the greenhouse

In the afternoon, we visited a beautiful herb garden where we took tea and cakes surrounded by grapes and peaches in a handsome greenhouse.  It was an AWEsome day.

I ended my Scottish holiday in Edinburgh, staying with my niece and her partner in their central flat with its own roof garden.  I took LOTS of photographs of Edinburgh’s skyline for future posts.

They treated me to a mammoth banquet of Spanish tapas on my first night – YUM!

Next morning, we meandered in the gardens of Princes Street for this weeks post “Flowers in Bloom” and shopped at a well known homeware store where I procured a copy of the cookery book – Good+Simple by the lovely Hemsley sisters.  I also invested in a spiraliser ( a device that creates lovely vegetable spaghetti) so I will be creating a number of new VERY healthy culinary delights in the coming weeks!

I ate homemade pizza and lemon meringue pie on my final night in Bonny Scotland, made by my in house chefs.  I felt incredibly spoiled…

Bidding final, tearful farewells, I made my way to Edinburgh Airport in the new tram system, before flying home to the Emerald Isle.

I have yet another major blessing to celebrate this past week – I have reached the long list for the Health and Wellbeing category of the Irish Blog Awards.  Watch this space for further news….

 


30 thoughts on “52 Weeks of Thankfulness – Week 6

  1. That’s what you call putting the sparkle in a post – WOW that Amethyst room looks spectacular! I love the name of your sister’s dogs too – how adorable.. It sounds like a wonderful trip! x

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      1. Thanks – I’m definitely inspired to take a trip to Scotland – we’ve just bought a new tent so a camping trip to Bonny Scotland next Spring may be on the cards..

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