Busy, busy, weekend was had by our little family. John Jnr, Audrey, Thomas, Robert, John and myself took off on Saturday for the 2 hour drive to Elgin (North East Scotland). We had a beautiful run up, through spectacular countryside, all the rain has done something!!!!!! After our overnight stay in Elgin we were up bright and early, breakfast then on the road again. Not far this time, along to Dufftown where there was a Special 1940s Weekend on the Keith to Dufftown Heritage Railway. A fantastic day was had by all, no sunshine but at least the rain stayed off. Lots of planning done by the volunteers, these people had worked so hard.
Here are a few photos of the event:-
Unfortunately they don`t have a "steam" engine
More Tea time
My boys having a rest in Keith Town (don`t know where Audrey was)
Audrey certainly was not looking in any shops ....... none were open, it was Sunday. We really struggled to get something to eat. Ended up going into Tesco in Keith (no cafe in that one) buying things to eat and drink. Then they wonder why visitor numbers are down in general!!!! There were lots of people milling about looking for the same sort of thing. The Royal Hotel was too busy with a "booking" to serve Lunches..............I could hardly believe my ears. They had a big sign outside saying "food served all day" but NOT that day that`s for sure. This was a big weekend, if I had a small "eatery" business I would certainly have been open. The little Railway only had limited facilities. Again I am sure there must have been Burger/sandwich vans that could have been drafted in for the day. That was the only down side of the whole weekend. We did have loads of supplies, they were in the cars back at the other end of the line in Dufftown........planning eh!!!
This morning I am off to do a Craft Class along at the Tearoom. I have been busy doing bits for that since we got back on Sunday evening ...... Oh! think I need a holiday.......!!!!!
That`s it for today folks
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Till next time