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Thursday 19 July 2012

Breakfast, Lunch and Dunblane Cathedral

Everyone knows that one of the best things about staying in a hotel is the breakfast!  Even people who don't eat much breakfast tend to feast on the array of offering in a hotel dining room.  I started with a selection of fresh and dried fruit.  The apricots had a lovely cinnamon taste.

It would have been rude not to have a bit of everything in the full Scottish Breakfast, which includes haggis, black pudding and tattie scones!

This was the view from our breakfast table window

Full of breakfast,  I headed to the leisure centre, no swimming for some time I fear due to massive breakfast, so it was onto the lounger at the side  of the pool to read my book.  I did manage a swim before I went for my manicure...

and pedicure...

Hope that didn't put you off your tea - ha ha!

Then it was a late lunch of smoked salmon sandwiches in the cocktail bar. 

The sun came out so it was time to explore a little of the town of Dunblane, a short 10 minutes walk from the hotel.

This plaque explains a little about Dunblane, the name and early historical significance of the area.

Surprisingly, for a small town, Dunblane boasts a Cathedral, which was standing out beautifully against the blue sky in a brief interlude of dry, warm sunshine.

Heading around the Cathedral,  I came on a path leading down to the 'Allan Water'.

It is clear from the river that there had been a lot of rain, it was fast running and tinged brown with the peat from the hills above.

On the return to the hotel, the heavens opened again and there was time for more relaxing before dinner.  More of that in the next post!

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At 19 July 2012 at 21:59 , Blogger Angelnorth said...

The fruit plate looks lovely but I'd have skipped the rest (other than maybe the tattie scones and an egg) for obvious reasons! Looks a lovely place to stay!

At 20 July 2012 at 02:32 , Blogger Sue/the view from great island said...

What an amazing trip, I'd love to visit there sometime. I would also love that breakfast, all except the haggis ;)

At 20 July 2012 at 07:47 , Blogger Please Do Not Feed The Animals. said...

I always come home from hotels inspired to start having more exciting breakfasts. It's always short lived, though as I am not a morning person.

At 21 July 2012 at 10:45 , Blogger Karen S Booth said...

LOVE the colour of your nail varnish! I would love to be pampered like that - just fabulous!

At 22 July 2012 at 16:23 , Blogger Choclette said...

Sounds like a wonderfully relaxing break Janice. Interesting to find out Dunbland has a Cathedral. I haven't had a pedicure in such a long time but think it's time my feet had a good seeing to :)

At 22 July 2012 at 22:23 , Blogger Unknown said...

what a lovely time oyu are having. I am with you on enjoying hotel breakfasts! and lucky you getting a pedicure. I so need one!

At 28 July 2012 at 14:25 , Blogger Caroline said...

It looks as though you've had a wonderful break away. Beautiful surroundings.


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