No sooner had we finished unpacking (well almost finished…there are always those little bits and pieces that take ages to find homes for aren’t there?!), we were off again! We headed into Scotland to the fantastic Clachaig Inn in the truly breath-taking Glencoe for 3 nights to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. It was a very welcome break, giving us the chance to clear our heads after the downs and ups of recent months as well as returning to our favourite pub in Scotland which we stumbled across by chance last year during our travels.
Our trip was closely followed by our first visitors….who were then very closely followed by our next visitors! First up were our friends Zoe and Mike who came many miles to visit us for only 2 nights. They had never been this far North before and really wanted to cross the border into Scotland….so we obliged! We also did a quick visit to parts of Hadrian’s Wall, took in some Cumbrian and Northumberland scenery and spent the afternoon at Kielder Water. Not bad for such a short trip!
Next were my parents who stayed in a local B&B in Brampton for a week. Despite some pretty poor weather during their visit, they were quite taken with Lanercost, Brampton and Carlisle. I don’t think their next visit at Christmas will be their last!