Monday, May 16, 2011

Easter Holiday

We went away on April 16th for the two week holidays, which included the Royal Wedding Day too. 

We stayed at Foulis Castle, where the Queen Mother used to stay on her way down from the Castle of Mey to Balmoral.  We stayed in what was the Old Bakehouse, which had been completed renovated and it was fabulous.  The Boys loved it with all the room, they had a bedroom each with en suite, and they could just get on their bikes and ride around the 250 acres. 


The Castle from the Enclosed Courtyard


The weather was amazing.  Anyone who has been to Scotland knows that it can be great or bad in the same week, but we managed to have great weather for the fortnight.  I unfortunately started a cold on the way up, so the first week I did not feel brilliant but it did not stop us getting out and about.

On the Royal Wedding Day our good friends, Corinne and Gordon came round for lunch and we watched the whole day and in the evening went out and played baseball in the fields.  Very social.

This is the Drawing Room with DH working at the desk!


This is the living kitchen, where we spent most of our time.


The Castle is the Seat of the Clan Munro since the 14th Century and the present Castle dates from the 18th Century.  More information can be found at www.clanmunro.org.uk.  We were lucky enough to have a private tour of the Castle by Mrs Munro Senior who lives at the Castle and the history was fascinating, especially the tales she told about the family.

We had a really relaxing break, despite our Eldest having to revise for his exams, which began today!


The Castle from the Grounds

Susie x







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