Saturday, 14 June 2008

Catching up.

                                 

Good Afternoon, coffee by my side so I will do a catch up today as it has been a good few days since my last post. In my last entry I was telling you I was going to Ellen’s seventh birthday party at a place called Active Kids, last Saturday. Wow what a place it is build at the back of a large farm way out from the nearest village and perfect for kids to have a great time. There is all sorts of things for them to play on, the usual swings roundabouts etc then there is mini golf, a big castle, a flying fox(a zip wire) pedal go Karts on a track climbing frames and even animals so much to do. We said hello to Ellen and that was the last we saw of them till eating time. A quick bite to eat and then off they went again for more fun until it was time for the cake and the singing of Happy Birthday. Everything is laid on except the cake. It is charged per head but for busy working parents it must be a godsend all you have to do is turn up. The centre is open to the public you just pay your money for the day if you are at a party you wear a coloured tabard so you can be spotted as the place is so big it would be difficult to round them all up but with the tabards you can pick them out not bother at all. We were very fortunate with the weather we had a cloudless blue sky most unusual for here and warm too. If the weather is bad the kids get there wellies and raincoats on and just carry on but we were lucky. Wish I had been a bit younger well a lot younger I hear you say so I could have had a go on that flying fox.

Been a good week up here a bit showery the last couple of days but the garden is needing it as Stuart has been watering every evening. My tomatoes are doing well and in flower, I have six plants this year in two little plastic greenhouses three plants I bought when I was on holiday they are now in a grow bag the other three will get transplanted this coming week as they are a bit smaller and have not all flowered yet so will have to wait to plant them in their grow bag.

The pictures at the top are of the countryside around Dunkeld had a run to there last Saturday after the party as it was such a lovely day. I have shown you photos of the area before but last time it was snowing so now you have seen it in all weathers. It is a big favourite with Stuart and myself we did a lot of our courting round this area and I spent many Sunday’s there as a child. The hill we climbed is where I used to pick brambles as a girl with my parents and Mum then used to make Bramble Jelly. I was very surprised when Stuart and I came upon Bramble bushes in the same spot last Saturday I don’t think it can be the same bushes as it must be well over 50 years since I picked berries there but I can dream.

I think that’s about it for today hope you are all having a great weekend till next time. Love                     

                       

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7 comments:

cayasm said...

Would liked to have seen you on that flying fox...lol, glad you had a goodtime and the weather held fo you. Weather not so nice down here although nice and sunny here today, so much for summer, liked the photo's lovely views, do you not play golf at all now?. Left a comment on your book journal.

Take care

Yasmin
xx

jeadie05 said...

I am pleased you all had such a good time at Ellen's party ,I used to enjoy joining in my Grandchildrens partys but they are nearly all grown up  now ,lovely pictures,those blackberry bushes would be the same ,Im sure lol ,have a good weekend dear ..love Jan xx

ally123130585918 said...

Joan that sounds like a perfect place for a Birthday Party with lots for the children to do ~ glad the weather stayed good for you ~ Love the pictures what a beautiful area to visit ~ Ally x

adlessor said...

Your such a spoiled sport, we would have loved to see a picture of you on the flying foz!  LOL   This sounds like a wonderful place for children.  Loved your pictures.                  Dawn

mariealicejoan said...

Joan I just loved the pictures, especially the first one where you can see the lake framed by those lovely trees!  Well done!
Marie
http://ayearatoakcottage.blogspot.com/

astoriasand said...

Lovely pictures Joan I am happy you enjoyed Ellens party as I did my own Grandaughters at the same time.It was good to get home though too phew I am out of these things now  heeeeeeeeeeee.Have a lovely Friday. Take Care God Bless Kath astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

jlocorriere05 said...

I love the Scottish scenery Joan. I'm glad Ellen had a good time on her birthday. I used to pick 40lbs of blackberries every year and make enough bramble jelly to last the year out! Jeannette xx