This last couple of years has been the most amazing trip I have experienced in my life, with one of my short films travelling the world, and a number of my creative designs and movies moving forward. With a new script being developed and some other projects on the horizon, all looks very encouraging. However, even though I feel I am moving in the right direction, there are always down moments, and they supersede everything at the moment.
So when a friend of mine from NYC dropped an email to say she and a friend were on there way to visit Scotland, I was quick to say, I will happily take a couple of days out, and be your guide and driver.
So the road trip began. We travelled to Culag the same morning that Heidi and Rocio arrived, and within an hour they were on the seaplane, taking a short flight to the Cameron House on Loch Lomond, I picked them up in the car and from there we headed to Tarbet, where we met Caroline selling her ice cream from here mobile ice cream bicycle, delicious.
The sun was splitting the sky's, and then it was the long haul drive all the way up to Drumnadrochit, at the top of Lochness, we were to meet my good friend Ro Goodwin there, but we missed each other by a couple or three hours, oops, sorry Ro, next time. So we proceeded on to a hotel where we were going to see the Loch Ness Monster. The scenery didn't let us down, just magnificent.
The next day we headed to Balmoral Estate to visit my sister, friends, and Wee Walker:), for lunch and a bit of sight seeing, where we were witness to the brush fires in their infancy, it was like watching the early morning harr coming in from the sea, but it was climbing over the mountain, very strange sight, very beautiful, but also very frightening and menacing.
We were volunteering to help my sister put the fire out, I am so glad we didn't now, as they have been fighting the fire for 2 days.
So, off again to St Andrews, and I must say with the sun out, and the sea air, I was slightly blown away with this little town, and I feel I should go for another visit soon. Then Glamis Castle for a brief tour, and back to Bowling for my meeting at the BBC. A great couple of days away with good friends, great food, sun and some amazing little moments that won't be forgotten, thanks you guys for a great vacation:)