Monday, 26 May 2014

Back on track

It's been busy here the last couple of weeks.  Last weekend Iain turned 40,
on Saturday we had our family over to celebrate :)
the week running up to the party was lost in preparations, mainly of the
cooking and baking variety.  This past week was lost in a lovely hotel and spa.
We disappeared for a couple of nights to Barony Castle in the Scottish Borders
- thanks to nannie who moved in and looked after our children,
the washing and the ironing :)

We had a lovely few days, a wee visit to the historic village of Peebles,
the Polish Map of Scotland which were in the grounds of the hotel,
a visit to Traquair House with lunch in the Traquair Arms, lovely food
and Traquair beer on draft for the birthday boy, I got to drive back!
Lots of time lounging, reading, using the Jacuzzi and the sauna,
cooked breakfasts and lovely 3 course meals.
We took a trip to see my sister and hubby at their new house,
(its lovely having them 40mins drive from us rather than 2 1/2hrs away) 
they live in a gorgeous part of the country which we have visited
lots, we took them up to the Bracklinn Falls.
It's back to reality this week, with meals all planned out
(I'm trying to use up things from the freezer)
Meatballs and spaghetti
Ham/tuna salad
Pulled pork / burgers / chips and salad
Soup and pudding
Chilli with rice, sour cream and tortilla chips
Chicken Kebabs
Chicken Pie and Veggies

I have a few different things on this week
and am hoping to get on with a few orders,
a couple of crafty presents and
knock some things off the to do list.


  1. Sounds like a lovely, relaxing weekend, glad you enjoyed it. Pulled pork sounds lush, not had it for a while will need to look for some offers on joints x

  2. Sounds like you had a lovely time. Hubby was only saying this week we should visit Scotland. If only we had the cash :(