|When asked to pose with a Girl Piper, the Pipe Major volunteered that he'd never heard of such a scandalous idea!|
While we there, we managed to get a visit to the Tomintoul Highland games; set in the middle of the amazing scenery of the Grampian highlands, one of the best parts of the visit was the journey there, over roads familiar from my biking adventures a couple of years back. And I have to admit, I was smitten all over again - I had forgotten about the twisty, well-surfaced roads with virtually no traffic and amazing scenery that exist up there; plus the friendly people and the unpolluted air and... I could go on, lets just say I'm contemplating a return trip very soon.
|Big Lads these Hammer throwers|
|Some good Piping, according to Mum|
Mum also got plenty of time to reminisce with her friend, and I managed to catch up with a few old friends. We also got in a trip down to Carnoustie to visit the family, all manner of cousins and nieces turned out to see the old lady. All in all, a good time was had with few problems apart from a minor hiccup with the wheelchair at Heathrow. One important thing I did learn though, was that if you want a smooth, quick journey through an airport, take a really old person with you, it works like magic!
|Old lady posing on Neolithic stone circle at Midmar church, Aberdeenshire|