My feet are important to me. We are a team. On a daily basis they allow me to play “Chase Me” with my son and wife, run to the kitchen to grab a bag of crisps and do all the other important things a busy dad/teacher/outdoor type needs to do. So it’s been pretty frustrating during this summer holiday that my feet have decided they need a rest and so have prevented me getting up into the hills and mountains, which is where I’d be found most summer holidays. That exasperation has probably been pretty noticable to my wife, although she has made me smile and laugh and helped me mostly forget the annoyance of being laid up on the couch while my feet enjoy their holiday.
However, the summer has still given me opportunities to explore and spend time with Mrs Johnston and Young Johnston. And I remind myself daily about how lucky I am to have my family and be able to do the things we do, so much of it outdoors. For instance…
Young Johnston and I went off to find the Bunnet Stane. And as well as admiring this rocky spectacle, I don’t think I’ve ever eaten as many hula hoops in one day before.
We’ve been to the capital to measure Young Johnston’s height. He is now officially taller than the Scott Monument.
We’ve been teaching Young Johnston to drive cars and boats.
We’ve been looking for animals, at Blair Drummond Safari Park and closer to home.
And we spent an amazing week on Skye with Paul, Sas and Finn.
There are still three weeks of the holidays to go and loads more adventures to be had. The photo above, Blaven, was the view from our cottage which was one of the reasons for taking the cottage in the first place. Did I miss not getting to climb its slopes? Yes, very much so. But our week on Skye was one of the best wee holidays we’ve been on as a family and it reminds me how lucky I am to have what I have. After a week of the best the island had to offer, we were all…… dead on our feet.