Sandy and I had a couple of nights away in St Fillans - a tiny village in the Trossachs which is a very beautiful part of Scotland and, supposedly, the gateway to the Highlands. The hotel is owned by a Chef and the food was delicious although, surprisingly, I never put any weight on - must have been all the walks Sandy dragged me on! We came back on Thursday just in time for my birthday on Friday - had a lovely day. A parcel arrived from my eldest son who's in Taiwan, a beautiful bouquet of flowers from my other son and daughter was delivered and my best friend took me out for lunch. Got lots of money and will probably buy a nice piece of jewellery - definitely going to buy something rather than just reduce my overdraft! Had a meal in the evening with the family which meant that I'd been celebrating for the whole day. I've attached some photos of a couple of the places we visited while we were away - the first picture is the view from our hotel room, the other 2 are views of the Falls of Dochart in Killin.