As the capital city of the autonomous community of Catalonia in Spain, Barcelona always seems to offer something new, a protest, a march, a demonstration and some good old fashioned shouting normally suffice (a loud-haler is mandatory if you are visiting this place!)
Back up in Scotland, for a special Easter in Aberfeldy
Well hello again, back up here to enjoy my mum’s cooking and some great Easter fun with the family in the sunshine.
One of the highlights is always to decorate eggs and then hide them in the garden, this year I took on a highland piper theme – and won the competition hands down.
We have traditionally always visited highland Perthshire around the Easter holiday, but very rarely does the sun shine, so we made the most of it this year and did a lot of walking under cloudless blue skies and twenty degree heat.
Along the banks of the River Tay
A lovely 8 mile walk is possible from Aberfeldy to kenmore, starting at General Wade’s bridge, take the footpath on the far side and follow the river along all the way to Kenmore. We did this walk on easter Sunday on a bright sunny day.
The bridge build by General Wade to take his troops over the River Tay at Aberfeldy.
We set out along the path looking towards the snow covered peaks of Ben Lawers in the distance – itself along the bank of Loch Tay, past Kenmore as the River gives way to the open Loch.
At regular intervals the riverside path can be left behind for a right turn towards various local attractions in the glen.
The House of Menzies and Menzies Castle are both within a mile and a half of Aberfeldy.
Further along, towards Dull, you can divert to the excellend Highland Safari Centre, with its deer park, mountain bike trail, gold panning and activity centre looking out across the glen.