Bet you think l have been skiving off and ignoring my blog – no, my friends l have been way up in the highlands of Scotland visiting Lisa who is my web site designer.
On Tuesday morning l set off for Forres on the Morey coast way up the north of Scotland. I plugged in my sat-nav and only had to wrestle with it for half an hour as l had forgotten how to work the damn thing and then couldn't understand why it kept squeeking at me. Only realised after we had passed the speed camera that it was trying to tell me something. Damn thing should learn to articulate and not just squeek at people! One coffee stop (manage to knock it over on myself) and a four hour drive where it took me most of that time to get my water bottle open, l arrived at Lisa's covered in dried coffee and soaked from the eventual (and eventful) opening of the water bottle. We then spent 3 and a half hours with me learning how to drive the new web site. You know l am a technophobe, going up there for a hands-on lesson was the only way l thought l would be able to master the new site. Anyway it was great to actually meet Lisa at last and discover we have more in common – our love of horses.
After the lesson (and l didn't manage to crash the computer!) we drove on to the gorgeous little fishing village of Findhorn where l would be staying. This village is so charming. There are boats everywhere and every garden seems to have an old boat filled with flowers. Even at the side of the road there are little flower filled boats.
The weather was perfect and the scenery magical. What a day. We had supper at the local pub eating freshly caught fish and masses of chips. I then went for a walk on the sand dunes and along the beaches just taking it all in.
This was an artists studio at the side of the road. It had a sign up saying the telephone number to call the artist if he wasn't around.
And right next door you could rent ponies etc at this cute little sign.
These are the sand dunes that stretch for miles.
And then this was the sunset.
Isn't it beautiful. I had a fabulous time and thoroughly enjoyed my short visit. I drove back home yesterday to wind and rain and freezing cold weather. Funny how up north in the highlands it was so much warmer. Lisa is so lucky to live in such a fabulous place and l am so thankful that through her l was able to visit. So thank you Lisa for all your great work on the web site, for showing me your little corner of the world, and for being great company and now a friend.