Let's start this week off with another walk. A bit different from the last one I posted, I promise.
We spent Saturday afternoon walking in the Pentland hills with my husband's sister and her trusty collie dog Cuilean (coo-lan, which is the Gaelic for 'doggy').
A crisp, fresh walk was the best medicine for us, as myself and the boys had all been laid low last week with a vomiting bug - bleugh, not nice trying to look after 4 sick boys when you are sick yourself, but at least having it all together meant that we got over it quicker, rather than the bug slowly making it's way through everyone.
So, by Saturday we were all recovered, and since my husband was working away when the worst of the bug hit us, he has so far remained clear of it.
My sister in law and her dog are avid hill walkers so this was very much a gentle stroll for her. Most Saturdays they can be found climbing the Munroes around the country but with the days getting shorter she will be taking things a bit easier for a while.
The Pentlands are her nearest hills, a 5 minute drive from her house (about 20 minutes from ours) and lie just on the edge of Edinburgh. The loch you can see in some of the pictures below is one of the reservoirs for the city.
Can you spot Cuilean swimming in to retrieve his stick?
Little legs get tired after a while and need a helping hand.....
.....that's what daddys are for!
I'm thinking this will be on our Christmas cards this year.....
....or this one is quite fun too.
Finishing our walk as the sun was setting added to the adventure for the boys!