Wednesday, October 18, 2006

High Jinks....

Sorry to keep you all a'waiting for tales of my travels o'er the last few weeks...I haven't been feeling too well you see, and am flagging a bit in the evenings {blogging time} after a day at work....but here I am ready to spill at last!!

First off - London was just what I needed to mix things up a bit...a bit of pace, you know - recharge the batteries with new sights, sounds and smells, fun and lots of laughs...Actually, there was parts of the trip that were ridiculously disasterous {and quite funny} - such as my suitcase {one of those little hard cases} coming off the conveyer belt at the airport when I landed BURST OPEN..with all my stuff on show....Oh the shame ;)....then on the tube, en route to meet Karin and Camilla for dinner....I spilt half a cup of coffee all the way down myself, because me and Claire were chatting away and I wasn't paying attention. Needless to say, I was wearing cream linen box pleated front cullottes...and the coffee pretty much all gravitated to my..erm, lap. We were helpless with laughter, and I was very glad I carry a large bag!! Also...I ended up missing my flight because of London transport {don't ya love it!}..and me and about 60 others were stranded after missing the last flight to Glasgow. I had to pay another £191.00 to get home the next day......*sigh*..anyway, I had a great time, and it was all worth it!!!!!

Now for Scotland...{pictured above}..the Papa Stour croft at Callakille was amazing - just to die for. About 6 and a half hours from Glasgow, it is every bit as beautiful and idyllic as the images make out - moreso, if that's possible. It was the perfect place to recharge and unwind...and I am already looking forward to going back! I so enjoyed just relaxing...getting so much fresh air, going out for walks and strolls across the fields and hills, beach-combing..playing games like scrabble {and winning once or twice!!} and just being able to just 'be'. The scenery was just breathtaking, and I am reminded and in renewed awe of just what an amazingly beautiful and majestic country Scotland is - and how lucky I am to live here! The sky was something that really moved me..the sunsets, the gunmetal grey moodiness that I was craving...I loved the weather - so changeable, yet all so wonderful at the same time. The only problem with the cottage is you never want to leave......and I love my new wellies so much I didn't want to take them off!! ;(

I am gradually getting some more photo's up onto Flickr, and I will get on to organising them into a little set..which I will share more of here soon I shouldn't wonder and link to as well when it's up.

My parting shot for tonight?? ---- Come to Scotland if you can..it is so beautiful it hurts.

xx

17 comments:

anne said...

abigail, scotland is so gorgeous and what a pretty place you live in. i quite liked glasgow, i thought it was pretty inspiring, esp. the beautiful art nouveau around.

jenny vorwaller said...

my heart bursts thinking of one day going to where my family hails from...ever since my parents took that trip to edinburgh when i was really little, {they came back with the warmest wool blankets and beautiful clocks} well, i have always wanted to go see it!

:) you are making me want to go there even mooooore.....

Shari said...

abigail,
sounds like the trip was just what you needed! oh, i know i would love scotland. i must plan a trip soon. i am so eager to see inside of the cottage!!

hope you are feeling better. i'll email you soon. xoxo shari

lisa s said...

oh how i wish i could come..... so so much!!!!!!

Katherine said...

I second the 'come to Scotland', we'll look after you well!

I am in awe of the Papa Stour croft, like I commented on your Flickr page, it's an incentive to learn to drive!

julie said...

WOW...that house in th emidle of such stunning scenery must be a dream!!!!!!!so amazing..i can imagine not wanting to leave :)

karin said...

perhaps the papa stour cottage is where we should have a blogger meetup?!
my parting words for this comment will be: stupid london transport! xokarin

camilla engman said...

It looks fantastic, Abigail!
Maybe a spring meetup in Papa Stour cottage.

Porcelain said...

Abigail,

Your trips sound fantastic (and hilarious!) Glad you had a good time.

I've been wanting to take a week vacation at the Papa Stour croft and now I think I must! It looks gorgeous and sounds like a little slice of heaven. Can't wait to see more photos.

natalie said...

oh can i come to the cottage in the spring? ;)

I can drive!

N x

alyssa said...

Dear Abigail,

You post today is so bountiful of beauty and love of life. Shame for me that I only just started looking at your lovely blog and creations of beautiful things. I love the photo of the cottage. Greetings from me and welcome home. I hope you are feeling better.

naomi said...

I am dreaming of visiting that beautiful little cottage.

Thank you for sharing it.
~naomi~

Alice Griffin said...

As someone looking to move to Scotland your post really inspired me. For that, thank you!

kelly said...

hope you're feeling better now :)

i loved your london tales...the kind of thing you can smile about now!! sounds like you had great fun with the girls (i saw a nice pic of you all on camilla's blog)

scotland is amazing...i want to go (again)!! your flickr pics are enchanting & i'm plotting how/when i can visit asap :)

it's so good for the soul to get away to a place where you have no distractions except the beauty of the world around you & absorb it all in big doses! x

p.s. isn't scrabble the best?!

criadamae said...

It looks beautifull,Abgail!
Kisses

Liz said...

Oh to be in Scotland again... your photo of the house brought back wonderful memories, I lived in a cottage SO like that on the outskirts of Oban... aaahh the beauty, the wind, the hills, the heather in springtime, the sound of water running across the shale on the beach... the lovely, wonderful people that i lived and worked with...

simple me said...

Amazing pictures...with a place like that anyone can feel inspired.