Thursday, September 03, 2015
Home from Malta
After a wonderful two weeks in Malta with family and friends for the wedding of their son and new daughter in law, Gary and Sarah, Eleanor and Brian are home. We usually take a picture ourselves, but this one from the day of the wedding shows such happiness, I just had to steal it from Eleanor's Facebook page.
Since Eleanor and Brian were arriving home late, we again spent the night at The Priory Hotel in Beauly. After a delicious breakfast, I had a wonderful bowl of porridge, we returned to the house to say our goodbyes.
Charlie had returned home with his family last night. Brian told us how Cameron and Charlie were very excited to see each other. We could imagine that reunion, after knowing Charlie for two weeks. He was always happy see us, so Cameron would have made him ecstatic! Lucy was still here, though. She barked, turned in circles with her ball in her mouth, and peed all over the steps! Yep, she was happy!
Staying in Muir of Ord at Eleanor and Brian's house was fun. The house was comfortable and the dogs were good. Allowing us to use their car to drive the dogs to various walks was a big plus. We were surprised we could be added to the insurance, but apparently, Scotland's rules are different from England.
They were also very generous, with two nights at The Priory and an assortment of food in the fridge. Perfect homeowners for housesitters! Oh, and we loved the Charlie and Lucy, too!
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