Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Holiday, part 1...

Here's a little bit about our holiday. We went to Kirkcudbright which is a lovely little harbour town in the south west of Scotland.

It has a castle, several galleries and is close to lots of lovely beaches accessed by quiet roads so they're ideal for cycling to.

We hired a cottage for the week. We selected it specifically because it had a garden which many of the cottages didn't seem to. However, it was a very small and steeply terraced garden as can be seen from the middle photo in the mosaic, not suitable for toddlers at all. The top terrace had cat poo on it which I didn't notice till I'd stepped right in the middle of it. The perpetrator was probably the beastie living next door, his rather grumpy face can be seen photgraphed through the fence, top left of the photo-mosaic. We were round the corner from an ice cream shop (blue cloud, strawberry and mint choc chip shown middle right) and fish and chip shop, less than a minutes walk from the town centre and there was a play park across the road at the back so the cottage was very handy, and it was also lovely and clean and fresh inside.

N loved it down at the harbour. There were lots of interesting boats and bits all around the coast.

I liked all the interesting little gates and doors.

We took our bikes and the tag-along and trailer for A & N and managed to fit in quite a lot a cycling. On the whole the weather was excellent with just the one day of rain.

More on the cycling and other day trips and a little bit of crochet to follow...

On the downside, I seem to have left my mobile phone there somewhere!

14 comments:

Simone said...

It all looks so wonderful! The ice cream especially looks scrummy and I love fish and chips when I am by the sea. I wonder if grumpy cat know where your phone is?!!!

VintageVicki said...

Looks like a lovely place to visit. I'd blame the grumpy cat - he's probably pinched your phone ;)

Julie Rutter said...

I've just said to John that we must go and he replied that he's been wanting to for years....there's good mountainbiking nearby. So, hopefully we'll make a camping trip in the summer.
It looks beautiful and your photos are brilliant. Juliex

Floss said...

It looks wonderful (except for the few glitches - there are always some, aren't there?). I love family holidays - we haven't had one for too long... Roll on July!

Marie said...

It's a lovely part of Scotland, I've had 2 holidays in Dumfries and Galloway in recent years and I love it. It's so unspoiled and quiet. The ice cream is brilliant too!

dancingbeastie said...

One of those places I've always been meaning to visit. Love your enticing photos - especially the gates and doorways, I'm a bit of a collector of them too!
Hope you are starting to feel a bit better now.

A Country Girl said...

Looks like a beautiful place to go -I have never been to Scotland, but it is on my 'one day' list.

rockinloubylou said...

you have such a great eye for a photo. The mosaics are really good. Love the cat glaring through the fence. Looks like a wonderful holiday.

Handmade in Gibraltar said...

Lovely photos, I've never been there but it looks worth a visit .
Louise x

rockinloubylou said...

meant to say, sorry to hear you were feeling ill and hope you feel better soon.

Jenny said...

Such a nice part of the world and pretty much undiscovered. Glad you had a good time, look forward to seeing more.

Debbie said...

I wish I lived in such a beautiful place...
The mosaic with the doors is so B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L!

DEBBIE MOSS

thelinencat said...

It looks lovely. Shame about the garden, especially when that was part of your decision in choosing. I'm intrigued by Blue Cloud ice cream - looks great!

Lyn said...

Fantastic mosaics- you know I love a good mosaic!
Like the look of Kirkcudbright.
Love
Lyn
xxx

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