Well we are back from Scotland but we are absolutely shattered, we arrived back in Gloucester about 5pm yesterday after leaving Edinburgh at 8am so you can image after driving and the stops and starts plus the hot weather you can understand why we are knackered.
I must admit its a fabulous country as you can see from the photo above, that is part of the scenery on the way to Peebles. We originally went to Glasgow to visit my eldest daughter who lives in Ashgillhead and was amazed at how beautiful the area is. We visited one of my blogging friends in Falkirk and even managed one of the Scottish Heritage homes Pollack house while we were there, then we moved onto Edinburgh to stay for five days so we could take my father in laws ashes to scatter near his familys seaside home which is in
St Monans, as you can see from the photo its a fishing port, with a very small harbour. A really lovely place then we took his dads ashes upto the most gorgeous little church or kirk as they call them here and found a lovely little place on the beach to scatter his ashes as you can see from the photo below.
This photo is of the gorgeous little church on the side of quite a steep hill, but the churchyard around it also probably holds some my hubbys family though it was a bit to hot to discover where.
After visiting St Monans we went onto St Andrews, where they play the golf tornaments and here we went into the Cathedral ruins where his grandmothers family are buried and even managed to find the tombstone, so that was a lovely surprise as luckily Ian had been to see it before.
We had unfortunately gone on a day that they were giving out the end of year certificates so there were lots of undergraduates going around in their robes with their extremely proud families. But it didnt do anything to damper our enjoyment of a really lovely old town and gorgeous Cathedral ruins.
I hope you like these photos as much as we did visiting them, though it wasnt the easiest of visits to the Fife coast we did at least feel that we had done the right thing bringing my lovely father in law back to the land of his birth. We visited his brother and sister while we were in Edinburgh and they felt we had done the right thing for him so that was a relief and they could also say their goodbyes to, plus also my husband at last could feel that he could let his dad go, especially knowing the place we had chosen was so peaceful.
We did visit a couple of our blogging friends Avril and her daughter Nikki while in the area and I want to thank them for the wonderful welcome they both gave us, and for allowing us both into their homes, bless you both and THANK YOU we really did enjoy our visits to you both.
Well Id better go and start blog hopping you must think that Ive forsaken you so dont be surprised if you seen Ive popped by later on, have loads of jobs to sort out and stamps to cut out and mount. Will be back eventually with a card but at the moment my other jobs seem to be paramount.