Monday, December 29, 2008

Edzell day.

Yesterday we came home from church and got changed, packed up a lunch of turkey and ham sarnies, crisps and a bottle of shloer and headed out for a Sunday drive. We went up to Edzell.

We stopped at the shakkin brig ...
On the way back to the car dad pulled out his flint and knife and showed us how to start a fire with some bark he had in his pocket.
Stuart got to go first and took a long time to get his fire started.
Then it was my turn...
Look how happy I made my mum! Dad even said "oh, she's got a good action going on." I took a fraction of the time Stuart took to get his going :DThen we went off to Edzell castle which is a pile of rubble really. I didn't even take a picture and dad didn't even stop the car. We kept going and ended up at a little graveyard...
Just down the road from there there's a little bridge that goes over the river.
It was closed, probably because of how frightening it was.

Then back to the grape we went and onward...
We went away on to the Brown and White Caterthuns.

And in true Stronach tradition we had a picnic in the car...
We ended the day in Edzell at Martin and Sharon's where we gatecrashed their dinner and chatted til it got very dark.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Drum Castle.

Emma and Niels left this afternoon :( That means we're about half way through our trip now.

Today we went on a trip up to Drum Castle after Emma and Niels left. It's somewhere I've wanted to go for a while now and so it was nice to have Stuart be a part of it as well as my mum and dad. The castle is in amazing condition and is said to have one of the oldest intact towers in Scotland (13th century)...

December 26th: Boddin

Thursday, December 25, 2008