Friday, December 16, 2011

Mount Stuart

Today was thankfully the last day of school for the next three weeks, and after the five hour exam on Wednesday, it's greatly needed!  I passed (not as high as I'd like) and am now in level B1 but feel I'm at that infamous learning-a-language plateau, where you learn so much and then just suddenly stop, whilst everything jumbles around inside your brain coming out in an incorrect way.  I hear this is normal, but it's a bit frustrating.  I'll take the next few weeks to sleep properly and hopefully allow everything to find the right place in my brain.

I've been looking on Easy Jet and Ryan Air's websites on a daily basis, dreaming of places to go for a weekend.  My options are endless and all for 15 Euros, cheaper than taking a train to Bologna!  Maybe England, to London for a book buying binge.  Or Ireland beckons, where I can discover my Hibernian roots in County Kerry.  Copenhagen, Marrakesh, Berlin, Prague, Stokholm: there's so little of the world I've really seen.  Or Scotland, where I could have a Highland Fling, and visit an ancestral estate like Mount Stuart, home of the Marquess of Bute.

For more photos of this stunning place: HERE


An Urban Cottage said...

Lola, get off the table!

helen tilston said...

Congratulations on doing so well in your exams. You will be fine and be fluent before you know it and then you'll wonder why you worried. I hope you get away. I would not have one red cent left if I lived in Europe, a halter of snow would lure me anywhere, I so love to travel

The images you posted are divine

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Get thee to a Highland Fling!

Rosemary said...

Ah yes! I have been to lovely Mount Stuart. Take the ferry across Wemyss Bay to Rothesay on the beautiful Island of Bute, but not a winter trip I fear Daniel, save it for the summer months.

DM said...

UC- Seriously! Let's hope she hasn't been 'exploring' the grounds!

Thanks Helen, and I fear if I loose any form of self-control, I'll seriously be homeless in a few months! But yes I MUST travel!

Pamela, and make haste, I shall!

Rosemary- Words of wisdom...I'm thinking of the visit the Isles in May? How is Caledonia that time of year?

Rosemary said...

Isles of May? seriously! I think you would have to swim there, the boats over stop running at the end of September until beginning of April.

DM said...

Isles IN may... :)

Rosemary said...

How ridiculous - sorry - May would be a perfect month, absolutely perfect.