April

Wendy's bit

We had a very busy month in April as most of the days were school holidays! Euan spent the first week of the holidays with childminder, Karen. They did lots of fun activities including making teepees at the Ninewells Community Garden, a visit to the V& A and pancake making.
Mummy was off the second week of the holidays so we made the most of the good weather with assorted days out. A visit to the Crannog on Loch Tay was fascinating, and the refreshment at the Highland Chocolatier in Grantully was described by Euan as the best hot chocolate he had ever had!
Our Edinburgh visit involved more eating out at a very nice Italian deli. We also did some fabric shopping in Edinburgh = the remainder of the month then involved the sewing machine coming out of retirement to produce a waistcoat and bow tie!!
Mummy and Euan both took part in a scout hike at Moncrieffe Hill. It was a beautiful day and the views over Perth and down the Tay were stunning.
Camping at Rothiemucus at Easter was great fun - there was even an Easter bunny running around..

John's bit

Euan and I woke up in a bothy on 1st April. "More fool you" Said Mummy!! It was a nice cosy little bothy, especially once we got the fire going. The other people in the bothy were impressed with the speed at which we got the fire going.
Euan & I were then off on a bothy recce trip to Mark cottage & Doune Byre. Mark cottage was busy because it was the annual meeting of the group that look after the bothy, good job we had the tent. We called in at Doune Byre and cooked up a bit of lunch, a nice bothy.
We had a constructive weekend in the garden and got the crops planted before we had a lovely weekend away at Rothiemurcus. We had advised the Scott family that we were going camping for Easter and they were also present at Rothiemurcus. A very pleasant few days away.
John had a few days off work to rearrange the house in preparation for a new lounge carpet, it looks excellent.
The month ended with a rugby tournament at Crieff. There were three Perth teams, a mix of P6 & 7's. Perth won, and what a final it was. After extra time it was still a draw so it went to sudden death and Perth scored. The boys invaded the pitch, what excitement!

and finally..........Euan's bit

We started the month off with sleeping in a bothy. Allt Sheihshan, near Blair Atholl. It was quite a long walk in and quite small and cosy. My mum and I went to the scottish parliament, which was very interesting. We also went to Inverurie to met Auntie Jennifer and had a look round a garden centre.
Then we went camping at Rothiemurcus with Shan's family. We went cycling and then canoeing along the river spey, and fell in.
We also have planted the potatos, oninons, leeks and carrots in the garden. We also had some unexpected horse chestnut trees... We are looking forward to the new month and more canoeing/bothy adventures!

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