We enjoyed a rare evening out on Saturday – by ‘we’ I mean Ross and me without D and K (but with E!). What a pleasurable escape from the everyday: watching a performance of ‘As you like it’ in the grounds of a castle on a summer’s evening while eating a picnic of all my favourite food. And the best bit about it – a mere six miles away. The play was put on by The Lord Chamberlain’s Men at Glamis Castle. According to the websites, that’s Shakespeare’s finest comedy, performed at Scotland’s most beautiful castle.
Glamis Castle deserves a post all to itself (coming up): it is one of my family’s favourite places to escape to and definitely one of the best tourist attractions in Scotland. Our picnic included smoked salmon, oat cakes, carrot and cucumber sticks, crisps and sour cheese dip, rolls and pate, grapes and chocolate eclairs. According to the BBC, this is: “Open air theatre as it should be and at its very, very best.” Yes, I’d say it was just as we like it.