Balmoral Visitor Map
12th March, 2018
I can't believe it's March already. I've been busy, busy, busy since my last post and my family have been sick, sick, sick with various colds, flu etc hence the late Happy New Year post :)
The big news is that I've now completed my wonderful commission for the Balmoral Estate. Back in mid-November, on my birthday, I was contacted about designing a new illustrated visitor map to accompany the existing Balmoral Audio Tour - what a fantastic birthday surprise. A few weeks later I flew up for a snowy tour of the grounds & to take lots of pictures and notes (with accompanying husband - he was never going to let me visit the Highlands without him).
We then stayed in Ballater for an extra day to climb Lochnagar. I had forgotten just how totally amazing the Highlands are. The feeling of being miles from everywhere is wonderful. Last time we walked up Lochnagar was 17 years ago, Millenium New Year, we camped and it was blowing a gale - obviously we were younger and more wreckless :) This time the weather was perfect - very cold but still, sunny weather and the views were amazing.....and we stayed in a hotel.
These pictures don't really do the place justice.
Balmoral is well worth a visit I absolutely loved being shown around the grounds. It's such an interesting place & set in the most beautiful surroundings. If I could just persuade our 3 children that being outdoors & climbing up very big hills is fun I'd be straight back there.