Sunday, August 17, 2008

day 4 in Scotland...

hello from the highlands!
well, we had another very LOOONNNGG day of competing again today ( sunday ) in Kilmarnock. all 6 of our dancers cames away with some medals again today after lots of hard work and tough competition.
little miss courtney had another very successful day of dertermination and WON the overall trophy in her group again! She did 6 dances today ( fling, sword, seann truibhas, hullichan, johnny and laddie ) and won 3 firsts and 1 second!
AND today she also got to see her friend rachael from here in scotland that she made in Victoria last month at the Scotdance competition! they were like two peas in a pod and it was so nice to hear that youthful strong accent on such a cute little girl! we will be joining rachael's family next sunday after the competition for a visit and dinner at their house!
we all went for a fantastic group dinner at a restaurant called Frankie and Berry's here in was great food and so kid-friendly, just what a group of 19 with 8 kids needed!
it was located beside the river Clyde so we got some great pictures of the kids near the water with the 'Armadillo' opera house in the fun!
we are off tomorrow for a drive up to Inverary for some shopping and to take the kids to see the old dungeon / jail...they are so pumped on seeing that! and then we will continue on to Oban for lunch and some more shopping! we have only had one shopping day so far since our arrival so we are looking forward to a relaxing day of sightseeing, dining out and shopping tomorrow after a stressful weekend of competition!!!
tonight we all had 'happy hour' in lynn's flat and a few of us moms ran to do some laundry to keep us organized! ( mike only brought 5 pairs of underwear...what was he thinking???
heeheehee )
BTW...for those of you who thought we would get crappy rainy weather everyday has not really rained heavy at all yet ( touch wood ) only a couple little drizzles in the early mornings from the mist off the mountains i guess...the weather has been great so far. just yesterday in Kinloch Rannoch it was windy and cooler, because we were surrounded in a Glen by mountains!
i am off to bed because 7:30am comes much too quick around here!
'nite all.
( well, i suppose i should be telling you in winnipeg to have a nice supper since it's only 6pm there right now! - midnite here - )


Anonymous said...

HHHMMMM what do ya know no Tara!! AGAIN THIS IS AWESOME THAT I CAN ACTUALLY BEAT YOU AGAIN TO THE BLOG!!LMAO Courtney you make me so proud of you!!! I knew you could do it! Keep it up girl! I guess I'm going to have to take a whole day off from work to check out all those medals.Hope you have gotten some sleep (take care of yourself Kim) you don't want to get sick and miss alot of the sights. can't wait for the next updat...Still missing you lot's NIKKI

Tara said...

Hahaha Nikki, you are funny!!! You beat me once again!

Kim, I am so glad you are having a great time and please give my congrats to Courtney! I hope you guys are having a memorable Vacation!

So I know you're in Scotland everything, but I just got some info via email - a SCRAPBOOKING Caribbean Cruise!!!! $1349 includes all taxes and port fees, meals, etc and Heidi Swapp and Donna Downey are TEACHING! I SO WANT TO GO! The only thing that price doesn't include is the flight to Fort Lauderdale - I know you're probably laughing your head off at me right now but how AMAZING would this be????

Be safe, miss you!