Monday, 7 July 2008
Camping and Big News.
We've been meaning to get out in our tent for weeks and weeks but everytime we try, something goes wrong. People have been ill, rain has fallen along with Magnus' tail. Last week we decided that no matter what, we would head for a campsite and be brave.
And that's just what we did. We went at least 16miles from home, all the way to Glen Esk, near Edzell. The site is lovely with lots of trees and a little lake in the middle. No sooner had we put up the tent than we bumped into some chums who just happened to be spending the night under canvas too. Great fun was had watching Jazz, the incredible football playing dog and I learned that I am no good at Uno compared to three very clever boys. The weather was kind to us, it only rained while we were asleep and the local shop was selling the first raspberries of the season. Archie went off for miles on his bike and I worked on my Pi shawl which is nearly done but to the untrained eye still looks less like a shawl and more like an unsuccessful jellyfish.
Big news? HUGE NEWS! My brother called from California to say that he and his partner have got engaged. They want to get married in Scotland next spring. I can't wait, even if means having to wear a frock. Congratulations Tom and Lara!