Graham & I just celebrated our first wedding anniversary, as many of you know. It was such a glorious day, that we decided to go walking. We spent the day clambering around Castle Campbell and the small glen it is situated in.
The castle, which sits in Dollar, was built in the late fifteenth century and was originally called Castle Gloom. What a name to give such a handsome castle! The castle originally belonged to the Stuart Clan, but passed by marriage to Colin Campbell, who was the first Earl of Argyll and the Lord Chancellor of Scotland. He was later executed for treason, but we won't go into that!
I thought you might enjoy some photos of the castle and surroundings. If you look carefully you will spot Graham having a snooze! It was such a crisp, cold day and he was so cozy in his warm coat, well that is his excuse anyway!
In the evening Graham & I enjoyed a lovely meal in a little Italian restaurant in Perth. As usual, I forgot to take my camera out until the meal was nearly over, at which point it was too late to get any good shots. We both had crispy fried mushrooms, which were coated in a tempura style batter, flavoured with turmeric. These were amazingly good! For main course, Graham had a oven baked Penne Quattro Formaggio and I had Penne Arrabiata. They were both good and Graham's only complaint was that there were not burnt crispy bits around the edge of his dish. He likes the crispy bits.