We're just back from a couple of days in Peebles, in the Scottish Borders, one of our favourite places for a short break. It's nice that it's so close, we don't have a long tiring journey and we have more time for walking round the beautiful area.
We stayed at the lovely Venlaw Farm Bed and Breakfast, where you can birdwatch from the breakfast room (spotted flycatchers being the highlight this trip! Spotted flycatchers are sadly declining alarmingly in the UK, but I've seen more this year than any previous year.) Also from the window we saw many other species of wildlife including mistle thrushes, roe deer a nuthatch and lots of swallows.
In the evenings we sat on the verandah and watched the pipistrelle bats flying round the building. We were joined on the verandah by Meg the farm collie dog and Frosty one of the farm cats.