this Sunday's afternoon stroll was taken at a nearby castle.
i am missing Mr Afterburn hugely at the moment, so a trip to his possible ancestral home - Castle Sinclair - seemed perfect.
We all wrapped up warm as even though it was not raining, the wind that whipped off the sea was incredibly bracing!
the castle is undergoing a huge amount of renovation at the moment
it is the most breathtaking place, full of the sounds of the sea with the birds circling overhead and absolutely nothing else x
it is such a relief that the funds are available to save this impressive Castle from disappearing in to the sea, but i do feel that once open to the public with all its sparkly new signs and foot bridge, that the magic of this place will go.
i hope that it is visited and appreciated - just by few rather than the hoards you see at National Trust properties.....
and if it ever gets its own tea shop then my heart will be broken.
the doglets all stayed on their leads which they are not too fond of, but they had been to the forest earlier in the day to run off lots of energy.
Miss Mabel of course came with us - she had to remain inside my jacket for the sightseeing tour as she has not been fully vaccinated, but she seemed happy with that as the wind was really much to strong for one so small!
after the Castle it was back to the stone cottage to take some photos of an old favourite....
these Cupcakes are the most beautiful and natural little soaps....
made by a wonderful friend of mine back in Kent - she still makes them for me and sends them on their huge journey North - at least i can say with absolute sincerity to my customers that buy a box of cakes - they travel well!
all are finished with a dried flower
lovely as the Cupcake soaps are they will not satisfy a need for cake......
so - a batch of Vegan Coconut buns had to be made and consumed with great speed