Finally, rain! I was beginning to think all this talk of bad Scottish weather was just to keep people out. Until last weekend. In between some epic downpours (the kind that drenches you in two seconds), we had a blast at the battle re-enactment at Killiecrankie, near Pitlochry in Perthshire. We saw horseback sword fights, cannon fire, musket demonstrations, a grumpy magic juggler, a sword dance and almost a beheading before the rain drove us away. Oscar got to hold a real sword, which was a highlight for him. We saw a witch dragged away and tied to a post, while a re-enactor assured us that the blood was fake, which was in hindsight was perhaps a bit worrying in itself. We, the audience, were a real disappointment to the magic juggler who expected a much more enthusiastic crowd, with more lust for danger. Rich and Ozzie did their best to cheer and gasp as appropriate. The magic juggler was either a very good actor, specifically at pretending to be bad (many sharp knives were dropped) or he was a very bad juggler and we were lucky to escape with intact fingers and no unwanted piercings. Overall, everyone was really into it, and it was a lot of fun.