Killin has certainly been blessed with sunshine this weekend. And boy, did we make the most of it on Sunday.
However, most of my Friday and Saturday was spent in my livingroom on the floor, painting, sanding, drilling and stamping ~ wooden hearts. As I said earlier in the week, I was having a craft stand at a local event on Saturday and here's my stand
By the end of Friday night, there was paint on my hands, paint on my cords, paint in my hair, but most importantly paint on the hearts! Oh and a few glasses of wine in my tum tum. My friend Judith ( as seen in pic with Dora and Fifi - Black and white striped top) came round with a bottle of wine in one hand and help in the other. Quite a relaxed evening believe it or not. It was saturday that was a bit more stressful ~ trying to finish cards off here and notebooks there. But in the end I got there, set up and ready. Even got a chance to take a pic of the stall although just not enough time to take close ups. The light wasn't that great either as my sister and I had decorated the tables with hurricane vases, candles and pebbles. I should have taken a picture to show you but my camera didn't have enough energy left in it to last the night! I've been using her a lot lately ~ especially today!
My Dad and his friend came down for the weekend, so I took them on a wee trip around Killin and the Loch Tay area today. First we went up Glen Lochay to show Morag our holiday cottage which belongs to my Mum's side of the family. I'm sure I've got a pic of it somewhere, but I'll save that for another day. I hope Cal and I will get married there ~ but lets get back on track. After that we headed up Glen Lochay, over Glen Lyon and stopped at the Glen Lyon Arts and Crafts studio.
I bought a few things from Arran Aromatics Apothecary range to go with my collection ~ I find the products difficult to use as they look so good on my bathroom shelf! Morag bought me a gorgeous aqua/ teal glass pendant. Thanks Mo!
Somehow, I got into a conversation with the lovely gentleman who owned the gallery and I came away with his business card and a request to see some of my cards and gifts as they are keen to stock local wares!
I wonder if that one will close! I'm pleased to hear that our one in Killin will not be closing! I would be devastated if it did! After our yummy lunch and scones with cream and jam mmmm! ~ we headed up to see the famous 5000 year old Yew Tree at Fortingall.
Legend also suggests that Fortingall is the birthplace of Pontius Pilot who may well have been half Scottish. The Romans were in Britain in this period and were looking for support from "Metallanus, King of the Scottissman" for the Roman Empire. In this period it is thought that one of the Roman Commanders had an association with a Caledonian woman resulting in the birth of Pontius. The legend also suggests that Pontius Pilot may also have returned to his birth place at Fortingall and died, there being a headstone recovered with the markings PP.
The Yew Tree and Fortingall Church is adjacent to the beautiful Fortingall Hotel. Fortingall is one of my favourite places to come and walk along and then sit in the garrden of the hotel with a light refreshment, taking in the glorious surroundings.
Sadly the weekend had to end at some point but its still glorious weather in Killin so Murray and I are heading off for a walk to the head of the Loch ~ I'm walking twice a day for the next 6 weeks as my sister has signed me up for the Cancer Research Race for life!
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I need to get fit and its a great way to do it. So better get my walking shoo sshoo's on as Murray would call them ~ oh and I think he's away to get his on.
All that is left for me to say is have a great week and I'll be back soon.