Celebrating in Scotland

Last weekend Zoë, Pauly and I took a trip to Scotland to celebrate Pauly’s Mum’s Birthday.

We saw the Angel of the North in the rain!

We stopped for some lunch at Sainsbury’s, we had toasted sandwiches.

We went slightly out of our way so we could visit our friends in Edinburgh. During our brief stop with them we went to The Wee Shop for pastries, it’s was really tiny, but the pastries were big and excellent!

After pastries we travelled on to Melrose for our family celebrations.

On Saturday night went out for a fancy dinner at The Hoebridge. Our meal included lots of wine!

We ate loads of cake during the weekend!

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Sunday Scramble

We got up early on Sunday to go to Bicester Heritage for the Sunday Scramble car meeting. We saw loads of interesting cars looking glorious in the autumn sunshine. It was much nicer weather than when we came for Luftgekühlt back in July! It is a great setting, the cars look brilliant in between all the interesting buildings.

I will leave you with a picture of me with our car.

Tour Of Britain

On Wednesday we went to see stage 4 of the Tour of Britain. It was finishing in Leamington Spa only a couple of minutes from our house!

We decided to watch from the last corner before the finish line. It was exciting and of course over in no time at all!

Zoë managed to get a good picture of Chris Froome.

We had fun and it was great to see cycling so close to home!

Ambleside Part 2

We walked from Ambleside to Grasmere and back on the Saturday. It was a long but enjoyable walk.

In Grasmere we visited Allan Bank again as we really like the house.

We bought some Gingerbread as it is so yummy and all our friends wanted some too!

We had some refreshments before outer return journey.

Unfortunately we had a very wet Sunday. We spent most of the day eating and staying indoors!

We travelled home on the Bank Holiday Monday. We decided to go to Hawkshead before we left the Lake District behind.

The Beatrix Potter Gallery was very interesting and worth visiting.

Bank Holiday Weekend in Ambleside

We had a long weekend trip to the Lake District over the bank holiday weekend.

We stopped at Sizergh Castle for some lunch and had a good walk around the garden and explored the house.

We went on to Ambleside and arrived our lovely B&B, Haven Cottage.

We had a bit of a walk around town even though it was a bit wet, and then had an early dinner at Dodds.

The evening light was beautiful on our walk back.

The next day started with an amazing breakfast!

Friday was showery so we planned some indoor activities, starting with Brantwood House, home of John Ruskin.

It was a bit too wet to look round the gardens so we had a coffee and decided to go on to Blackwell House.

We arrived and had lunch, cauliflower soup.

It was an amazing Arts and Crafts house, full of beautiful details.

We had fish and chips for tea and saw an excellent rainbow while we were out.

WEC Weekend

Last weekend was the WEC 6 hour race at Silverstone. We had a good day out, it wasn’t the most exciting race and the 1st and 2nd placed Toyotas were subsequently disqualified!

Now we have a 911 Pauly joined us up to the Porsche Club GB, we saw lots of pretty cars.

I had some chips to keep me going until the end of the 6 hours.