Back from the NET specialist just ten days and we find ourselves travelling up the scenic A9 in our Audi TT roadster with the roof down. Boy it’s great to be travelling for total pleasure. We are on our way to Nairn. Going to celebrate Cousin Sharon’s 40th birthday. This was no formal birthday party. We were dressed in 60’s clothing. And the venue was a holiday park. Most of the family stayed at the holiday park for the weekend. Steve and I opted to stay in a hotel just for the one night. For us this worked out fantastic.
Our friends Louise and Keith looked after Buddy & Bella for the night we were away. It’s always easier to go away when I know our puppies will be well looked after. We pamper our pouches and we know they will get lots of loving from Lou and Keith.
The drive up was great. The sun was shining. The roof was down all the
We drove into the holiday park , as we were parking the car, there were a handful of hippies walking towards the social club. Yes we are in the correct place. As we walked into the bar there was a see of faces, nearly everyone had a 60’s outfit on. We saw a waving hand, it was Anna signalling to where they were. Just as well really, because when everyone is dressed up so well we were all so different – especially when we had wigs on, etc.
This is is picture I took of Steve at home when he was trying on his outfit 😀
When we approached the family, Steve’s auntie Margaret turned round and almost leapt off her seat. She stood on the floor and hugged her nephew tight. With the height difference between them Steve was on his knees whilst cuddling his aunt and neither of them looked out of place. There were tears in both of their eyes, without doubt they were both genuinely pleased to see each other. Auntie Margaret’s five children, Annette, Pauline, Patricia, Jimmy Phil and their partners all welcomed us into the heart of the family. Everyone from the eldest to the youngest grandchild made us feel welcome and at ease.
Steve and I went back to the Hotel to get ready :
When we arrived back we had a meal. We sat in the restaurant and had something to munch before a night on the tiles. Then it was time to party…….
We all had a fabulous time. Steve and I had to get back to the hotel for 12 midnight. We popped over to the caravan site in the morning to say our Cheerios. We had a blether with auntie Margaret, cousin Phil, and his wife Jackie. Annette came round to the caravan in the morning, as did Jimmy and Theresa. This gave us the opportunity to see them and have a coffee and a blether before we drove down the road,
On the way home, Steve and I blethered away, enjoyed each other’s company in the confined space and had the chance to take time and discuss things. Travelling has many advantages and opens up opportunities to let us air our views and share our thoughts, worries, anxieties, etc. We pulled in for a spot of lunch at House of Bruar, of course, we can never go anywhere without me getting treated. Steve bought me lovely soft blue cashmere gloves and a navy cashmere silk hat.
We arrived back home. I was shattered. The drive up to Nairn, the late night, the socialisation all contributory factors. It had been challenging, as always, finding somewhere to stay, packing all my meds, creams clothes, pump, and every thing else that goes with me. Was it worth it? Oh most certainly. For two days we drove in Scotland with the roof down, slept in a lovely hotel, and most importantly we spent some quality time wIth family who made us feel welcome and had us belly laughing, would we do it all again ? Try stopping us.