Thursday, April 17, 2008

Photos from my break... with narrative

Loch Leven

On the way up to Blairgowrie... we stopped off at Loch Leven to walk Pippin. The water was pretty still and mirrorlike... reflecting the overcast sky. Beautiful.

Mario

One of the obsessions of the week was creating Mario and friends with Hama Beads > the whole family got into the act at various times... which was nice. Mario was one of mine.

Brain

make a noise

On the Tuesday we headed down to the Sensation Science Centre in Dundee. Its a great place... with a number of wonderful hands-on exhibits. Good fun!

Desparate Dan

We managed a quick wander at the shops... which was nice. The public space at the shops has vastly improved since I last was there. I love the Desperate Dan sculpture, for example.

Loch of the Lowes

On the Wednesday we headed over to Loch of the Lowes to see the Osprey. There is an Osprey nest in this pic although this is what the close up camera shows:

Osprey at Loch of the Lowes

It was an awesome sight to see the Osprey who, btw, laid her 50th egg later that week. The reintroduction of the Osprey has been a fantastic success.

Dunkeld

After seeing the Osprey... Olly, Dayna and I walked from the Loch to Dunkeld. A nice wee leisurely walk in my new wellies. Yay!

I like this place

Dunkeld is a lovely place - appealing for many reasons... including fab blue cheese quiche and no mobile phone coverage.

Dunkeld Cathedral

The Cathedral in Dunkeld is beautiful and peaceful.

Dunkeld Cathedral

Dunkeld Cathedral


Resteneth Priory

On Thursday, we toured Forfar... visiting Restenth Priory. The main highlight was finding Kookaburras... a fab Australian themed restaurant on the A923:

The Kookabura

Olly in the Kookabura

Food was good... and the ambience was fab. Would have preferred some Aussie pop music like Men at Work but otherwise... it was great. Olly visited it when her band spent the day around Forfar and it was a great recommendation... thanks Olly!

All in... it was a good break.
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