The children are bursting with energy. There is no need for cabin fever when there are such wonderful choices close to home. We spend plenty of time in the open air. The River Spey flows below Inshriach and provides shallows to wade; small, pebbly pocket beaches; tiny pools to jump in. It is also a location for the short Zombie ‘movie’ that Dan is shooting.
A short drive away we can walk around Loch An Eilean, which is more than a stroll for young legs, but Uncle ‘Albert’, Aunty Maddy and I shepherd Joel, Lola, Amelie and Charlie round the lake with plentiful ‘piggies’ to help them along. Ruby stays at the house with Emsie to cook. Barney, Lukie, Nick and Sam have higher mountains climb – such as Cairn Gorm which looms close by.