We had borrowed a lot of kit from the scouts to reduce the cost of hiring lots of chairs and tables at the party. It will probably cost us the same overall but at least some of the money will go to the scouts and support their activities.Continue reading Pack Up And Push Off
The family part of our wedding celebrations arrived, and for a long time Aimi was insistent that this was not a wedding. We didn’t want to do all the speeches and cake cutting traditional stuff, it was just an excuse to get together with family and friends and have a good time in the sun getting pissed.Continue reading The “Not A Wedding” Party
I had already packed up the van with all the things I thought we would need for the party. So this morning was an easy job to get up and then drive down to Milton Keynes. But when I got to my van, the remote key wasn’t working and the radio wouldn’t turn on… I think the van had been sat still for 2 weeks too long and the battery was a bit flat? But it started just fine so off we went.Continue reading Set Up Seats
Well the day to leave has come at last and since we had spent the previous evening packing up there was not much to do, but leave.
We put everything in the cars did a final sweep of the house enjoying it for the last time and then head on out.Continue reading Following Us Home
Today is the last day we get to pretend to be Lairds of the Highlands. So this is also the last day we can go souvenir shopping and sightseeing.Continue reading Packing in the Touristing
After our incredible wedding day and then an epic adventure yesterday, we need a more relaxed day today. We also had to return the Landrover to Inverness so after breakfast Aimi and I set off to do that.Continue reading Chill Out
My first morning as a married man started by me burning the croissants that Hannah had brought. Using an Aga takes a bit of practice it turns out. But after people had found food I hadn’t turned to charcoal, we head off to the coffee bothy again. Kevin and Sonya had kindly offered to show us their Highland coos.Continue reading Stags And Crags
We have been up north for 4 days now and it’s been glorious every day. Barely a drizzle to dampen our mood. But obviously we have been checking the forecast for today for a long time and as it’s gotten closer it’s been more consistently saying it will be constant rain all day… and then, of course, the week following today is going to be glorious sun again.
Sure enough, as we rose this morning and had a little kiss, we could see the misty rain pouring down on the loch outside our window. Oh well, the house we are staying in is glorious so I’d not be disappointed to be married here. Then Aimi kicked me out of the bedroom.Continue reading Our Wedding Day
For once, I was the nervous one, anxious to get on. Today’s list of things to go wrong was long.Continue reading Our Very Own Fairytale Castle
This morning we felt no guilt indulging in a big Scottish breakfast with all the trimming (sans mushrooms for me). For a long time we have been having Haggis in place of black pudding because its just more tastey, but I have really come to like the potato scones that come with most breakfasts up here. They are like a more tough potato-y version of English pancakes.Continue reading Meall Fuar-mhonaidh