Falkland Castle

Well, I am so behind in my blogging.  I dropped my computer last week and had to take it in to the computer store to have the screen fixed.  It was quick and got fixed in a day.  Later that night  I started working on my pictures and something was very wrong with this machine.  So, back into the store for a new hard drive.  So, including the new keyboard I had to get because Fader our parrot picked most of the keys off, I probably should have just bought a new computer.

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The weekend before last we went to Falkland Castle.  It was in a little quaint town and was open to the public.  It actually has a family living there which we are finding isn’t that unusual.  The castle had beautiful gardens attached to it and the oldest tennis court in the UK.

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The pictures above are some homes in the little town and the church.  The flowers are still really pretty in the gardens.

The next pictures are the castle.  I really didn’t get very good pictures of it.  These homes are so big that I can’t do a great job with my iphone camera.  This home had been badly burned and a very rich man came in and restored the castle.  It was a place Mary, Queen of Scots, came and enjoyed visiting.  She is a legendary figure here.

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The tennis courts were not at all what I thought they would look like.  It was one court and very small.

IMG_3736 IMG_3734Before we left we walked through the gardens.  It’s so amazing thinking about how the people lived and took care of these places.  I guess they had many servants.  It also reminds me of Downton Abbey which we are hoping to go to before we leave.

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I have lots more to write so check back soon.  School update- We decided to start home-schooling Timothy because the school was taking so long and he had to get started.  They emailed last week and Andrew is going for 3 one hour sessions this week for them to assess him.  Then they go on a 2 week fall break.  I have had him doing a modified home school schedule with reading, math, writing, etc. so his brain can start working.  I am disappointed because I wanted Timothy to meet the kids here and now it will be harder, but I had to start.  If not, he would have started in November and that would not have been good.

We are all adjusting but it still doesn’t feel like home.  Guess that takes a while.  We are meeting a lot of neat people though.  Hope you all are doing well!

 

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