Sunday, 12 April 2009

Hello, I'm back and Happy Easter to You All!!!

The picture above is of something we did today, it doesn't give too much away at the moment, but all will be revealed in a moment.
As you can see we are back after a wonderful weekend up in Scotland. The weather couldn't have been any better, even managed to catch a little sun today whilst we were out and about. It was lovely to see my mum and step-dad again and of course also to see my nan, little brother and step-brother and his family too. My brother surprised my nan when he arrived on Thursday and then we surprised her on the Friday, we had a birthday party for her on Saturday which was thoroughly enjoyed by all, with enough food to feed the whole street, but my mum did a grand job. We stayed in a fabulous hotel in a little town just outside of Stirling called Bridge of Allan, there aren't many hotels where I would say I'd go back to, but this one we definitely would it's called The Adamo Hotel, so if anyone ever needs anywhere to stay up that way, we'd highly recommend it, it's a little pricey but is pure luxury and the staff are so pleasant and polite and really go out of their way for you. I found it a few weeks ago in OK magazine, recommended by Ewan McGregor.
Right back to the picture are you intrigued??....well it's a view from 35 metres high, and just over that edge is the drop, and did you notice just at the bottom of the picture the water?
On our way back we visited The Falkirk Wheel, it's a big wheel that lifts boats from the lower canal to the higher canal and vice-versa. Here are some more pictures:

The trip lasts just under an hour, you start at the bottom, the wheel takes the boat up to the higher canal, you travel along an aqua duct onto the canal for a little bit, then turn around and go back on to the wheel to be taken down again. It was a fantastic experience and we took 145 photo's all in all as the views from the top and of the wheel as we go round are spectacular.

Well sorry for the long post, unfortunately we left the camara at the hotel on Saturday so couldn't get any photo's of my nan's party grrrr!!! I was really annoyed about that.

I hope you have all been enjoying your Easter weekend, and enjoy your bank holiday tomorrow, for those who have one. Be back in the morning with my GD card for Sketch and Stash xxx


Moni said...

Happy Easter to you too hun! It seems you had great time! Hugs, Moni

Lisa said...

Hi Joanne, Sounds like you had a fab time! x

Craftyanny said...

Morning Joanne
Sounds like a lovely weekend.
I've been dying to go to the Falkirk Wheeel for ages now (we stay not too far) you've just made me soooooooooo jealous!!!
Anne x

scotspanda said...

Welcome home! The Falkirk Wheel is fab eh, my grandad used to love it! I knew you were coming to scotland but didn't realise you were coming to stirling, I am from Fife originally so just along the road :o)

glad you had a lovely weekend


Amanda xx

Nicola said...

Pleased you enjoyed your break Joanne, it must have been wonderful meeting up with so many members of your family and this sure looks like a great experience.-x-

JanJ said...

Hi Joanne, sounds like a great trip - Happy Easter to you

Jan xx

Tasha said...

Oh wow this looks so much fun!
love tasha xx

Lorraine A said...

Fabby photo's Joanne but i was really looking forward to seeing some of the party !! You'll have to get some from someone !!!!! :-)

Lorraine x x

Emma said...

Wowzers fab lovely to hear you had a great time too. I already know that thru emails but wanted to comment here too!!!! Lol
Emma x

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