Last week me and my now ex-girlfriend (read on…) went on holiday to the west coast of Scotland. With the last few weeks of university looming over us like some kind of big, looming, stressful metaphor, what better way to unwind than abandoning all work and revision for a bit and going on holiday?
We started the week wandering round the grounds of Blair Castle and then headed up to Landmark Forest Adventure Park, where we learned that ducks will jump for chips, among other things. There’s no way I can list everything we did there and not sound completely lame, so have a look at their website instead. Day two we spent chillin’ out, maxin’, relaxin’ all cool on Mellon Udrigle beach, one of the best beaches ever, where me and my girlfriend got engaged! 😮
As if that wasn’t enough excitement for one week, day three was spent checking out a river that appears from nowhere, another awesome beach in Durness, Smoo cave, the best fish et chips in the country according to Rick Stein and Corrieshalloch gorge, a gaping hole in the ground, spanned by the flimsiest of bridges.
Day four was a slow day — everyone was knackered. A quick run round the shops in the morning followed by another trip to Mellon Udrigle was about all we could handle. The last day was a little more action packed. We went to Gairloch, Red Point, yet another beach, Slattadale, a nice little woodland walk, and finally Inverewe Gardens, home to some pretty amazing plants, considering it’s in Scotland (apparently, it has something to do with the weird currents around there…) For those of you still thinking “Who the hell would want to go to Scotland? All it does is piss down”, let me just mention one more thing… On our last day, where we were was as hot as Bermuda, hotter than all of the UK and the majority of Europe. Stick that in your pipe and smoke it!
A big thanks to everyone who obviously thought we did deserve a holiday and placed an order anyway! If it makes you feel any better about the delay, me and the soon-to-be misses were up all Sunday night packaging stuff — at one point we could barely move for envelopes. Suffice to say, the Post Office shat their pants!
So, it’s back to the grindstone for another few weeks then hopefully we can get some interesting stuff happening with Coffeesh0p and this blog.