Thursday, July 31, 2008

Big Wide Open Spaces

Well, we survived the journey, despite yet another motorist on the M1 trying to smash his way through to the other carriageway. His accident occurred at almost exactly the same spot as the accident we witnessed in May (also on the way to Scotland), and, it must be said, as the accident in which my mother and I were involved in 1986. I think someone is trying to tell me something (to stick to the M40, perhaps). This time, however, there were no injuries. No hands needed to be held. And we carried on our way in awe of the severely bent, but intact, crash barrier. I really thought he was a gonner.

An hour later, and we were at Helenmh's where we finally got to meet Smudge (renamed 'Spludge' by the small girl). I thought Helen very brave to have us, considering that the small boy arrived with sick bowl in hand. But he was fine, and after a good natter and some great food, we were on our way again. We made an overnight stop at my sister's (more good food, more nattering, and a stupidly late night) before making the final push for the Highlands - only 460 miles to go, on five hours' sleep...

Three cans of Red Bull later and we pulled up outside what is now our home for six weeks. It is a tiny house (the kids are all in together), but it's really comfy, and we're loving it. It's not the inside, you see; it's the outside. There's lots of it. Lots.

10 comments:

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

Wow, what a view! Glad the journey went well.

KAREN said...

Looks gorgeous! Have a lovely, sick-free, relaxing time :o)

HelenMH said...

Spludge quite likes his new name! Hope you're all settling in well xxx Lots of hugs from us.

JJ said...

Oh wow, fabulous views. Wish I was there. JJx

SpiralSkies said...

I rather like the idea of piling into the car and making pitstops for nattering and eating purposes en route to an adventure with a view.

6 weeks away from home sounds utterly brilliant. I could cry with envy.

It looks and sounds heavenly. X

Annie Bright said...

It looks beautiful. Have a great break! :-)

Lane said...

Wow! That's some 'outside'!

Glad you all got there safely. Enjoy!:-)

Leigh said...

Thanks girls. Very happy here.

I must confess that the picture is a mountain-top panorama, taken some years ago. I haven't made it up a hill since the baby arrived, and I fear I have a long wait before I do; but I can at least look at the view (albeit slightly different from this one).

Tam said...

Have a fabulous time. Envious, moi?

womagwriter said...

There's a lot to be said for big skies. Have a lovely time!