Picture inside Drumkilbo

Following the excertions of canyoning we then headed over to a house called Drumkilbo that Michelle had set up for us.  Seemingly it was once owned by Robert The Bruce and the Central staircase dates back to the 1400s (I’m sure you can read much more on their website).

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It’s worth noting here that when I arrived on Friday morning it was a typical Scottish summer day with rain and miserable weather all around.  As I write this on Sunday night, it is much the same.  However, inbetween was a day and a half of the most glorious weather you could ask for.

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Picture of Dancing

Between Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon we ate (very well), drank (rather a lot), chatted (generally teachers and spouses along with Scott’s family and a few stragglers like me and Keith), played (outdoor jenga,  snooker, Wii (but of course), Frisbee, and generally had a wonderful time.  Then just to top it off, a ceilidh band arrived and we danced too (or what approximated to our best recollection of Scottish Country Dancing – a few Gay Gordons, Strip the Willows and more).

Picture of Playing Pool

All in all an absolutely wonderful time was had by all, with enormous thanks to Scott’s Michelle who did such an amazing job putting it all together.

Picture of Everyone at Dining table

Now I have tomorrow to recover and the back statesite on Tuesday!

Picture of Relaxing

:: Justin ::