Back in civilisation

We’re back in Aberdeen after a lovely break in the Cairngorms. The wifi at the place we stayed was so bad that I didn’t write very much on my blog while we were there. I couldn’t even load the site on my laptop. However I was able to publish photos using the app on my phone. I’m too impatient for one-fingered typing so it was photos only but it’s such a beautiful place that sometimes words aren’t necessary.

The first thing I did when we got back was cycle in the pouring rain to Newton Dee. It’s not more than 15°C today and I was in one of my sleeveless Nuu-Muu dresses and a pair of gum boots – I must have looked a sight – and completely drenched when I got back but I loved every second of it. I had the biggest smile on my face the entire time and I wasn’t cold at all. I love this climate.

Here are some photos from the last two days. I love old bridges and this one is one of my favourites. It’s Victoria Bridge and it crosses the River Dee over to Mar Lodge.

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Pulling faces at the Linn 0f Quoich.

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Braemar Castle.

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Ben tried on a tweed jacket at a shop in Braemar. When you become a professor you’re supposed to wear tweed. It was £250 so we didn’t buy it. In any case a professor’s tweed jacket should look a bit scruffy and worn with patches on the elbows. This one looks too nice.

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Ben’s mother and her partner are visiting us and we took them to Tomnaverie Stone Circle. Humans placed these large rocks here more than 4000 years ago. I find that fascinating. No-one really knows what purpose they served but one theory is that they were used by farmers to track the seasons.

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4 thoughts on “Back in civilisation

    1. I know. It is so beautiful and all of it is so close to us. We’re very lucky. It’s what sold me on Aberdeen when we first visited it a few years ago.

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