Another picture of the very rugged scenery of the Cairngorms.
Look at our tent of loveliness! It’s beautiful and so my colours. Our tent was at the very edges of the campsite which meant furthest from toilets but it also meant it was the most peaceful spot on the site.
Even Bramble was catered for with a pink food bowl and a giant dog treat – I love it when places we stay do something like this as it’s acknowledging how much a part of the family our furbies are.
This puppy dog was staying at the campsite as well and regularly came to visit – she would make me laugh as she would sneak into the tent as if we weren’t going to notice her, but then she would pick up the scent of dog food or treats and start investigating.
Bramble meeting one of the permanent residents of the campsite – she was very nervous and Ken had to spend ages encouraging her to get near. The donkey just patiently waited for her to come and say hello.
We went out for tea on the first evening at a pub that was about ten minutes away. We had fish and chips, but not just any battered fish, the batter was made using prosecco! It was scrummy.
On our way home we came across a very Scottish road block – pheasants everywhere. The campsite bordered a huge Scottish estate where they breed pheasants for shooting (murdering) with the season starting on October 1st. It was lovely lying in bed listening to them talk to each other at night.
In our tent was a tiny wood burner which helped to keep us toasty and warm at night – here’s Ken doing his man thing with the fire (I tried and was a disaster at firestarting).
Inside the tent was a low table, a bed, and lots of lamps and candles. There was also a kettle if you wanted to put it on the woodburner. This is looking up at the top of the tent from the bed.
In the morning…….
Apart from the donkeys there were several other residents of the farm including llamas which they do trekking with.
Lots of chickens and in amongst the chickens there was a goat.
This is looking towards our tent across part of the site. There were two of the green wagons plus several pods near the main house for people to stay in. If we were to go in winter I think I’d choose to stay in one of the wagons as they look really cosy and cute.
Me and Bramble relaxing at the tent. There were some really pretty floor cushions that we could use outside – it was so relaxing sitting there, reading and enjoying the view.
As you can see, I dug out my festival wellingtons and they fitted in with the colour scheme of the tent perfectly.
Down the road from the ecocamp was this very cute library in an old phone box. It wasn’t the only one we saw in this area and I think it’s a great use of them and lovely to have somewhere to recycle books for others to read.
Both the lovely donkeys.
Someone (Tamara at Part-time Working Hockey Mom) commented on my facebook post that our tent looked like a unicorn tent, so what do I do, go out and adopt a unicorn for the tent. Importantly it’s a purple horned unicorn.
What better way to enjoy Prosecco than drinking it out of the bottle through a purple straw whilst enjoying the great outdoors.
Sunset on our second evening – we sat outside the tent to eat and it was beautiful.
Another view of the tent of loveliness – you can see the smoke coming out of the chimney. I should add that again I tried to light the fire with no success and then Ken stepped in like a proper bushman and made fire.
Bramble sleeps in her crate at night but in the morning she took great pleasure in getting into bed between the two of us – I personally think it’s more about being next to her daddy and pushing me out. This photo of the two of them is so cute (and slightly disturbing).