|Me, huffing and puffing, reaching the very top. It was a bit of a scramble to get there but you can't see this here|
We were very luck to have time to just do what we wanted. I had put the wrong dates for the visit in my diary and because I thought I would be working like crazy this week, I had booked James and Alistair into an nature adventure camp all week. As it happens, Ursula came a week earlier than I thought. Perfect really. Next week, schools are back. I know, summer passed quickly.
The photos are from a hill walk up Conic Hill on Wednesday. We escaped the madness that was the European Championship time trial with all its road closures. Our neighbourhood was completely cut off by road closures but luckily a clever council worker thought of removing the traffic calming bollards at the exit of a small road leading onto Great Western Rd. I can only assume this is a temporary measure to allow access for emergency services. We could sneak out this way and all was good. It was beautiful out in the countryside (if a bit wet and windy, thank goodness for waterproof trousers)! Conic Hill is on the shore of Loch Lomond, a popular holiday destination. The hill was busy but not crowded and I really enjoyed the walk. Jack loved it, too but we had to keep him on the lead higher up because he likes to chase sheep, which is of course not acceptable. It has been a while since I last was that active and it felt good.
I am now regrouping and planning ahead for next week, when schools return. I still have to sort through the uniforms and cover old name labels with new ones. Four children is practical for hand-me-downs, I have not bought new school tops in six years. Other than that, I think a quiet weekend is in order to make the good feeling of the this past week last just a little bit bit longer.
I hope to catch up with your own blogs also, I have not forgotten about all my lovely blog friends :-)
Enjoy your weekend. xx