We're home! Have been since Thursday evening actually. Firstly, thank you to everyone who wished up a good trip. I always like to reply to comments but on this occasion we were a bit offline (although I did manage to publish my pre-written Colour Collaborative post during a flying visit to Peebles library on Thursday morning).
We took many, many pictures. I've made collages and I think they tell the story of our little escape far better than an exhaustive account would. And who wants to read about all the details of someone else's holiday anyway?
So... in a nutshell: Peebles, Edinburgh (and the zoo), mountain walks and a drive back home via Northumberland. Oh, and the weather was lovely for the most part.
Scotland... a few little observations I made in my notebook:
Pheasants, deer, sheep, lambs... Silver-grey, verdigris, acid green... Moss, lichen... Snow-dusted mountaintops... Blue skies, frosty nights... Pine forests, rivers, streams... Solid little stone dwellings with smoking chimneys... Open roads, misty hilltops... Red phone boxes... Coltsfoot... Sash windows and gold-lettered house names... Dry stone walls... Fresh, cold air.
Love that place!