Our original plan was to hit the road for the epic journey to Scotland bright and early on Wednesday morning but we changed our plans at the last minute. On Monday evening we decided to cut the journey in two and stay over in a guest house half way.
So as soon as we had finished dinner on Tuesday evening and after a full day of work, Alex and I set off. The weather was appalling and driving conditions for the majority of the journey were not good with driving rain and spray on the road.
After a 4 hour journey we reached our destination and were greeted at the guest house doorway by a very pleasant man who carried our case up to the room. It was bijoux but very friendly and we both slept like a log in the middle of nowhere overlooking a field of cows.
We were up bright and early Wednesday morning and after a hearty full English were on our way to the shoot. Another 4 hours later we arrived at the hotel we had booked in to. It was a quaint old house with just 7 bedrooms in the middle of the glorious Scottish countryside.
Whilst having a pee I spotted that the room didn’t have a shower but a bath with a shower attachment on the tap. Not good. And once I had pulled the flush and entered the bedroom something else was missing.
There was no television. I couldn’t believe that in this day and age a hotel wouldn’t have a television in the room. The proprietors had even printed out a card explaining their reasons for not having a TV, it would put the cost of the rooms up.
It may just be me but I would be quite willing to pay a nominal fee for the luxury of a television in the room. But apart from that one small issue that Alex and I found a solution to (we fucked ourselves silly each night) the hotel was ok. Oh and we were the youngest couple staying there. lol
After unpacking our case and a quick cuppa we made our way to the shoot at the Victorian mock-Gothic castle which looked stunning in the pics I had seen.