My favourite place to chillax is in the Highlands of Scotland where the majestic peaks form amazing vistas. I cannot help but feel that I am visiting my elders, every time I pay the mountains a visit. They have this sacredness about them, a feeling of knowing the truth about the past that they divulge to no one. They have been around since the beginning. They know the trials and tribulations of the past and will still be around long after we have gone. Every time I visit the area I secretly hope that they might communicate to me so that I may be able to partake in their knowledge.
We, my husband and I, decided to celebrate our 27th wedding anniversary in Scotland, in an area called Glenprosen, a secluded area of the countryside. We rented out a small cottage known as the 'Old laundry', small but perfectly formed, just big enough to house two people. It was surrounded by trees and a stream running right next to the cottage. It was a fantastic feeling waking up to the sound of birds and running water, instead of noisy traffic. We had the whole area to ourselves including the grounds of the Balnaboth Estate. There was no one for miles and we both felt like lord and lady of the manor. The day we arrived the weather was awful, there was a thunder storm. The electricity had gone and did not return until the day after. Initially we were a bit concerned as there was no phone reception in the area either, we just wondered what we would do if anything went wrong. But then we realised that that was the beauty of this place, simplicity and back to basics where days were spent reading, knitting, or just spending time with family and friends. We lit a few candles and reflected on our lives in the city and how we take things for granted. By the end of the week we became so accustomed to living in this way that going back to the city was a dreadful thought. Here are a few photos of the area where we were staying. The yellow building is where the owners live. There was a balcony outside of the cottage and I have a picture of the view from it.
On Monday we drove to Inverness where the highest peak in the U.K. is, 'Ben Nevis'. We stopped off at a couple of places along the way. Here are a few photos of them.
Anyway to finish off, the day before we left we felt we had done enough travelling and should rest before the long journey back. Luckily it was raining so we did not feel like we had wasted a day. We spent the whole day reading and eating,, what luxury that was. I don't remember feeling that relaxed... ever...
Well there you have it, this is why I did not blog last week. But I have more than made up for it today, as you can see. Take care until next time.
Love and Peace