Monday, 30 August 2010

The End of August...........

Where has this past month gone, I can't believe it is nearly September .  I suppose if I look back it has been a busy month.  It is the peak holiday season, with the schools having their summer vacation.

Here is a quick look at what we have been up to.  The beginning of the month brought the tall ships race to Teeside, so we took a day trip to Hartlepool.  The sailing ships are so beautiful and graceful, I always like seeing them, also visiting the festival was the BBC " Bang Goes the Theory" team, we sat and watched a half hour presentation on how to make science fun, and it was.  
 

A week later we began our main holiday and took off in this Motorhome, destination Isle of Skye, I had not realised how far away it is and it took ages to get there.  We only had a week on the island but we managed to see most of it.  The weather was mostly good, a couple of very heavy showers, but within a few hours we were back to lovely sunshine again. The light levels are fantastic, there is so much open space, unbelievable. 

DH is a bit of a Malt Whisky connoisseur so a trip to a local distillery was in order.  Talisker is one of his favourite whiskies and it did not disappoint. 
This is the view just down from the distillery, now would that be just lovely to wake to this every morning.
What a view, fantastic. 

Wildlife everywhere, this little robin was used to visitors I think...
and the seals get hundreds of visitors each day.

The main town on Skye is Portree, with it's pretty coloured harbour houses, we had the best Fish and Chips ever, from the shop on the Harbour front.


 I took some wool away with me and whiled away the time travelling making some pretty pink bunting, which is nearly finished 
                                                    


and some liquorice allsorts...........


 The nights are cutting in now and it is rather chilly in the evenings,  I feel the Autumn nip in the air. The berries are turning red and we have lots of hips on our dog rose bushes.  So I am going to attempt to make some Rose Hip Syrup for the first time.   I shall let you know how I get on.  Back to work tomorrow  so normality alas returns .

  


3 comments:

driftwood said...

your holiday looks really lovely, what a beautiful place x

Helen said...

What a wonderful holiday . . relaxing . . . . . . . . . ahhhhhhhh!!

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

You've got some really good holiday photos here. So peaceful. I'd love the chance to go there sometime.