We have been lucky this Summer as friends and family braves the Scottish “Summer” to visit us.
Our friends from Italy Becky, Alex and their two sons came first and spent a few days with us in early July. The weather was not too bad although not really warm. We went to the beach in Rosemarkie, dolphin spotting on the Moray Firth (a very exciting boat trip!) and playing in the forest in Abriachan. Here are a few photos and there are more in the gallery.
Because the youngest visitor (roughly same age as A.) was walking very well, A. decided that she should try to walk more too and got a bit braver. She improved very quickly in July and August and she’s running around now.
At the end of July Jenny’s parent spent an extended week-end with us. Again we had good weather . Nanny and Grandpa took A. to the park a few times (they had great fun on the swings themselves!), we went for a walk in Strathpeffer and dug out lots of potatoes from the veggie patch.
In early August we went to the Black Isle Wildlife Park. For the first time A. met poneys, goats, geese, howls, peacocks, deers, meerkats and lemurs for real. Apparently they’re even better than in books. She had a great time and even became friend with a nice rabbit, see below. More photos in the gallery.
Finally JP’s parents came in mid-August and spent a week with us entertaining their granddaughter (park, walks, books, games). They also helped a lot in the garden and JP and his dad also sorted out a massive pile of wood for the stove this winter. During their visit, A. went to the swimming pool for the first time. She was not convinced to start with but now she loves it although she’s not convinced getting her head wet is such a good idea yet.
There are more photos of Papi and Mamie’s visit in the gallery.