Tuesday, 7 March 2006

Holiday in Bonnie Scotland

 

We were on Holiday in Scotland a little place called Laggan

We had hired a holiday cottage and were really surprised when we eventually found it ~ it was just lovely set way back from the Road and it was delightful it had a real fireplace and logs were ready to light a fire.

Although the weather was Sunny and warm we decided to light it. just to see the flames go up the chimney

The cottage was well equipped ~ washing machine ~ fully stocked fridge ~ every thing you would have at home ~ nothing had been forgotten ~ even down to washing powder ~ the Beds had been freshly changed and it was just perfect.

We had Roxy and Nin with us ~ Nin was just a pup ~ and this was the last holiday we had with Richard Lyns Hubby ~ as he died before we had arranged another holiday.

When I first started my Blog it was because I wanted to write about me having Cancer the treatment I received left me with a dodgy right leg and from an accident I had earlier in  my life I already had a bad right foot so running was the last thing I thought I would ever do.

Roxy was getting quite old ~ and we never had to put him on a lead as he was so well behaved ~ but what we did not realise was he was becoming deaf ~ we took both Nin and Roxy for a walk Nin was on a lead but Roxy was not ~ all of a sudden a baby Rabbit ran in front of us ~ Roxy just took off after it ~ we called him back but of course he could not hear us and continued his chase ~ Well I ran after him did not want to lose him in Scotland ~ sure he wouldn't find his way home ~ I eventually caught up with him ~ the baby rabbit had got away and Roxy looked quite disappointed  ~ but I have yet to know where I got the energy to chase him from ~

Lyn and me have often laughed about it as Lyns words to me echo in my brain "No Roxy don't need to go on a lead ~ he never runs away"

 

19 comments:

sdrogerson said...

These are lovely memories...........where is Laggan?

plieck30 said...

Famous last words huh? "He never runs away". Amazing how we can get energy when we feel we have to. Sounds like a lovely place to spend a holiday. Paula

jaymact1 said...

Lovely story Ally did you know that you were in the same valley as they make Monarch of the Glen the TV program. Love joan.

labdancer51 said...

That was lovely Ally,  maybe you didn`t even think about and you started to run anyway.  Poor Lyn, she`ll never live that down, but then you wouldn`t expect an old dog to take off like that...lol! :o))

Sandra xxxxx

jeadie05 said...

Famous last words .....I hope your leg is OK now dear ,lovely story .......Jan xx

rachealcarol said...

Sounds a wonderful place Ally, smiling at Roxy he probably thought everyone was joining in the chase for the rabbit :) Rache

oddb0dkins said...

Nice story Ally, I love a happy ending. First time I went to Scotland was to walk up Ben Nevis.  Now that was some weekend! B. x

icklemisssexpot said...

garaths been up there with school before on watersports holiday weekend...I didn't know you'd had cancer as i didn't find your journal until ages after you started it...Think i will set aside some time and go back to the beginning to read it    Caff xxx

dcmeyer420 said...

Maybe you need a jog and Roxy knew it. Kidding aside, this is a great entry. I've never been to Scotland and your description of the lovely time you had there made me want to go there.  

sdoscher458 said...

You found that strength because you loved the dog...sometimes we all manage to go above and beyond what we think we can....Sandi

grahamfarmga said...

I can see the pictures today!!!!!
Nin was cute as a puppy. Not the he isnt now
I can also see the pictures of the spitfires today
Terrie

mllevl said...

Needs must comes to mind Ally.  Just shows what hurdles we can overcome when necessary!!  Glad you were pleased wuith your holiday cottage...Laggan? I must look it up as never heard of it.  Eve

jeanno43 said...

Amazing what you can do when you just have to.  Great story Ally

http://journals.aol.co.uk/jeanno43/JeannettesJottings/

djohn52 said...

Hi Ally!

Glad your cancer is in the past!  Your little holiday cottage sounds perfect.  Even the fridge was stocked???? Can't get any better than that!  We've rented cottages here in the States (Tennessee) and it was stocked with bed linen, furniture, and dishes, but no food!!!  That's really above and beyond the call of duty! lol

Glad you had a good time!

Take Care
http://journals.aol.com/djohn52/AgeingGracefullyWithAllTheHelpIC/
Darlene

ora4uk said...

amazing what we can do when we don't think about it......Hugs...Ora

onemoretina said...

    Hey, Ally .... When I read this entry I realized that I didn't know of your journal when you first started writing, so I spent some time reading those first journal entries.  I feel like I know you so much better now, and I was surprised to find out that you survived cancer.  How wonderful for you, and for ME .... because I have been able to enjoy your friendship !  I hope you enjoy many more years of good health ... and of love, laughter and friendship !  Luv, Tina

nedmoh said...

How amazing that you could run like that, So pleased to hear you beat the cancer Ally because you a such a lovely person>.....Jeanxx

happinessdreams said...

its great to hear that your cancer is a thing of the past. you are an amazing women Ally and i hope that you are blessed with good health and nice things.
sometimes we have no idea how far we could go.
elisa

mtrib2 said...

That is a blessing that you were able to survive and be free from the cancer.    I enjoyed the story about running after Roxy.    I can remember some of the rustic places that I went to on vacation with the family and living in them for a short time brings back memories.   mark