Alison and Colin – Hilton Dunkeld House Hotel

Some time ago Alison and Colin spent a weekend at the Hilton Dunkeld House Hotel and fell in love with the place. So much so that they decided to get married there. And who could blame them! It is the most idyllic location – the hotel sits on the banks of the river Tay in deepest Perthshire and when the sun shines like it did for Alison and Colin it becomes one of Scotland’s most beautiful wedding venues. The best weddings, of course, are all about the people rather than the surroundings and Colin and Alison are my type of people! Katie and I had a great day in the company of their family and friends. An intimate wedding ceremony took place on the lawns of the hotel in brilliant sunshine – Scotland has been basking in glorious weather, I kid you not! Guests then had the enviable task of walking all of twenty yards to the drinks reception on the terrace before adding a further five yards for the dinner reception. It was magical!

My thanks to James, Gerti, Victoria and all of the staff at the Dunkeld House Hotel for looking after Katie and I and special thanks to Colin, Alison, your friends and family (especially the Wilsons!) who helped make it such a memorable day. Oh and a special mention for Barney the boxer whose paws went straight from the River Tay up on to Alison’s dress! A quick magic photographer’s scrub and no-one ever noticed!

Good luck you two and here are a few of my favourites from your special day………………..

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The 2013 British Grand Prix – Silverstone

For the final leg of my prolonged birthday celebrations my son and I spent a long weekend at Silverstone for the 2013 F1 British Grand Prix. It was brilliant – 27 degree sunshine and a packed weekend of activities. The race is only a part of the weekend at Silverstone, a whole series of events take place and it’s like a massive festival with 294,000 visitors over the three days. Really worth going just to savour the noise – it’s incredible! Of course the camera came along for the ride and here are a few favourites. Red Arrows were brilliant as were the mad, mental, stunt riders from www.animal.co.uk. The marshalls opened the gates to the circuit at the end of the race and we managed to collect a few rubber souvenirs. Amazing weekend and can’t wait until next year!

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Why we work so hard……..

I have been busy on a few projects recently and ready to enjoy my Springtime but this weekend has been the dullest holiday weekend imaginable. I was blown off the golf course on Saturday and the weather just didn’t give in. So I thought I would post a few of my favourite pics from my holidays in 2012 as a reminder of the pot of gold that awaits at the end of the rainbow. All the extra effort seems worthwhile when you feel the warmth of the sun on your back and the chill of a long cold glass of something special to take the stresses away.  Looking forward to heading back to Sandos San Blas with the family soon. Isn’t this why we all work so hard?

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