According to the weather forecasters on the BBC a few days ago, Good Friday was to be the best day of the Easter holiday weekend.
With that in mind, when Friday dawned bright and sunny, the delightful assistants and their chauffeur took themselves off in search of a little holiday outing.
Following a coffee break at the Birnam Institute, which gratifyingly yielded three more stamps on their loyalty card, they headed into northern Perthshire to see what they could find.
Along a quiet road they stopped and got out of the car for a leg stretch. Just off the road, behind a gate, a tempting looking track led up a small hill.
They set off up the slope with their trusty sticks, wondering where the track would take them.
At the top of the first hummock they rounded a bend and found themselves approaching another, rather dilapidated, gateway.
The ground was rough and stony, but an inviting grassy path ahead lured them onwards and upwards.
They continued up the hillside, until the path petered out and they reached a windy plateau.
Having satisfied their curiosity about where the track went, they turned round and began rolling back down the hill. You can perhaps make out the tiny white jacket of delightful assistant no.1 to right of centre in the picture below.
As they had noticed on the way up, some parts of their route were quite bumpy. The rough bits provided an excellent obstacle course for old people and they approached the challenge with their usual vigour and determination.
Having successfully negotiated the obstacles, their thoughts turned to lunch. After some discussion they agreed to hotfoot it to Legends of Grandtully, a short drive away.
On arrival at the cafe, they spotted a vacant table in a sunny corner, and sat down under dangling ornaments suspended from the ceiling.
They ordered their selections from the menu and read quietly until the food appeared.
Delightful assistant no.1 chose a cheese, tomato and basil quiche, which came with crisps and a few salady bits. Delightful assistant no.2 and their chauffeur both went for parsnip and apple soup, which was dished up with a generous serving of deliciously soft seeded bread.
When they’d finished their tasty savouries, delightful assistant no.1 declined a pudding but accepted a pot of breakfast tea. Delightful assistant no. 2 chose a pot of Darjeeling tea and ‘cake of the day’ (carrot cake). After considerable deliberation, their chauffeur chose a slice of toffee apple cake and a pot of ginger chai.
Feeling replete and slightly soporific, the satisfied threesome ambled back to the car and made their gentle way home.