Friday, 30 July 2010
We stopped for lunch and to visit Loch Lomond Aquarium which, although pricey, was fascinating. The kids loved this tank - they could crawl under then stand in the dome in the middle. Either that or my offspring are actually creepy beasties from another dimension.
Thursday, 29 July 2010
Miss Mouse had a tremendous time splashing around at the pebbly beach next to the castle. She's so obviously my daughter when it comes to messing around in the sea! The Boy was content to stay dry and collect treasures on the beach.
And isn't this (below) just the picture of summer? Well, a Scottish summer, note the fleece!
In the afternoon it had brightened up and we went to Benmore Botanic Garden which was just brilliant. We only saw a fraction of it due to the kids getting tired but what we saw was exquisite.
I took loads of photographs but have had to whittle it down to these two for this blog (though I might put a few on my other blog). The one above gives an idea of the contrast between the formal design and a wild setting, and the one below shows how much the kids loved having the space to run wild!
Wednesday, 28 July 2010
Sunday, 25 July 2010
Saturday, 24 July 2010
Friday, 23 July 2010
when the washing's on the line,
the plants are getting on doing gardeny stuff like almost blooming,
the cats are mooching around,
and I can have my coffee outside on a picnic blanket and practice my crochet.
Look at that sky! How un-East-Kilbridean! I dismantled and disposed of the kids' garden swing which was badly rusted and had a torn seat, so I have a better view from the bench now. I really need to repaint the playhouse at some point.
Thursday, 22 July 2010
Tuesday, 20 July 2010
Monday, 19 July 2010
Sunday, 18 July 2010
Friday, 16 July 2010
Thursday, 15 July 2010
The theme of highly changeable weather that is! The morning was bright and sunny (above) but the sky got heavier and heavier later on (below). I don't mind if the days are partially wet/overcast - the kids and the cats are getting outside regardless!
Wednesday, 14 July 2010
Tuesday, 13 July 2010
The paddling-pool was unearthed from the garage and blown up. By me. By my lungs. Because we couldn't find the pump. And then filled with a bucket because the garden tap broke last winter and the hose won't attach to the kitchen tap. Such a lot of work for one small paddling-pool! But the kids enjoyed it.
Monday, 12 July 2010
Sunday, 11 July 2010
Saturday, 10 July 2010
Friday, 9 July 2010
Thursday, 8 July 2010
Aside from the yummy fruit and veg (we picked gooseberries, raspberries, strawberries and peas) and the views of the fields, there's an additional draw - the farm is right next to the runways of Glasgow airport so we watched 'planes taking off and landing.