Monday Sundries: The Camping Edition
Monday Sundries are otherwise known as ‘I’m rather brain dead right now and ill just update you on my life instead of writing anything’. Basically it’s the lazy blogging option, anyways…
- B and I visited the wedding planner at our new venue, and came away a lot happier than the last time. Whilst I am still a little concerned about how we will make the space work with my theme (if you could call it a theme) I am sure we can make it ours (thanks for all the comments guys btw)
- We celebrated with tea at a little tapas place called El Quijote in Tollcross that we had been meaning to try for a while. I can’t believe we walked past this place for so long! It actually felt like we’d had a night out in Spain. I would have loved to sit at the bar, but we settled for a table – more room for more food! My favourite out of all the dishes was the aubergine and king prawn roll fried with honey on top, and griddled Iberico Pork. We’ll definitely be back.
- After a quiet night in on Friday, we got up early (ish) on Saturday morning to make the trip north to Perthshire for an impromptu camping trip. We’d bought our tent for Rockness a few years ago and it has been languishing in the wardrobe ever since. The drive took much longer than it should because of the Callandar Highland Games but we took in plenty of scenery on the way up avoiding the traffic.
- We’d wanted to stay at Comrie Croft (we wanted a fire pit!) but it was fully booked so instead we headed to the banks of Loch Tay and stayed at Cruachan Farm (1). Whilst the site wasn’t right on the loch, it had great views of Ben Lawers.
- After a hearty steak pie (2) lunch at the Bridge of Lochay Hotel (good value compared to a lot of places in this touristy area, great pie) we braved the showers (luckily there was plenty of sun too) to head further north over the Ben Lawers mountain pass from Killin to the wild and wonderful Glen Lyon (one of my favourite places in Scotland). We walked through the Kerrowmore Woods to the Bridge of Balgie (sadly we were too late for the tea shop), having to hide a couple of times under trees against the rain!
- After the walk we had a well deserved beer next to the pretty marina (9+10) at Loch Tay Highland Lodges in the Boathouse Bar, before heading back to our tent for a bbq and too much red wine.
There is something about getting out into the country that really clears your head and today I am feeling decidedly refreshed! I’m sure I wont be feeling the same next week after a works night out and seeing the girls in Glasgow!
How was your week?
Miss S x