Easter Fun!

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Normally we both work over the Easter Holidays, but due to a special birthday in Stuart’s family we were headed en-masse to Wigtownshire to celebrate with his extended family.

The journey down thankfully started out great, clear blue skies – had spring finally arrived?! But then the remnants of last weeks snow hit, plus our sat nav decided to take us off road and up through the highest point in the county!

Welcome to Dumfries & Galloway!A Little SnowSnow Wall!

Saturday seen a surprise early morning visit from the entire family to a very unsuspecting birthday boy! The day was spent catching up, celebrating and feasting on wonderful food (and cake!). 

70 Years Young!Happy Birthday!Dessert!!!!

Stuart’s Uncle has a beautiful garden, and with the beautiful weather we spent plenty of time outside, spotting wildlife and talking to pets.  Spring had appeared after all!

One of the many resident ducks!A TitA Nosey NeighbourWelly DogSpring Time CrocusSunny GardensDaffodil

On Sunday Stuart and I took a wander around Wigtown itself, I love books so this town is perfect for me, well maybe not on Easter Sunday! Though a few were open so we took a look.

WigtownColourful Pretty HousesThe one stop shop!Books Galore!Wigtown Church

Then it was back to Stuart’s Uncles’ for more food, egg painting (for the children of course) and a little Easter Egg Hunt – sadly also for the children! There were squeals of excitement and delight as more and more chocolate was discovered!

Hidden EggsPainted Masterpieces!More Hidden EggsEggscellent Decorated Eggs! (sorry!)

It was soon time to leave, say our goodbyes and head back up to Edinburgh, not without stopping first of course at Bladnoch Distillery for a tour and a wee dram (for me, Stuart got to inhale as he was driving!).

Bladnoch DistilleryMalting BarnAngels at WorkRiver Bladnoch

Monday saw a lazy day, starting with a long breakfast (finishing off the last of the hot cross buns), and then onto the newly opened The Walled Garden at Archerfield, before walking off all that food and the excesses of the weekend along Gullane Beach. And then rounding the walk off with an ice cream – well why not , the sun was out!

Hot Cross BunsGullane BeachA Mr Whippy!!!!The Walled GardenThe BeachGullane Beach

A lovely relaxing and fun weekend, maybe we will take the holidays again next year!