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 Glasgow...it 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 background...so 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???
BTW...for those of you who thought we would get crappy rainy weather everyday here...it 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!
( 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 - )