1708, 2017

X Photos to Inspire You to Visit the North of Scotland

By |August 17th, 2017|Destinations, Scotland, Travel Tales|0 Comments

I love, love, loved my trip to the far north of Scotland a couple of weeks ago. I was so entranced by the incredible scenery and surprised by the amazing weather during my trip!

Here are 10 of my favourite photos to inspire you to visit the north of Scotland…

I visited the two furthest north points in mainland UK – both […]

1408, 2017

Off to the South of France!

By |August 14th, 2017|Destinations, France|0 Comments

As this post goes live I’ll likely be throwing the last few things into my suitcase before heading to the airport. I’m off to the south of France for five glorious days!

Thomas and I were originally supposed to be travelling together with his parents. His mum just celebrated a big birthday (I won’t say which!) and this was our gift […]

1008, 2017

Visiting the Most Northern Point in Mainland UK

By |August 10th, 2017|Destinations, Scotland, Travel Tales|0 Comments

One of the things I knew I wanted to do on my trip to the far north of Scotland was visit the most northern point in mainland UK.
I must admit, though, that I believed this to be at John O’Groats. I’d always heard the things about people travelling from Land’s End to John O’Groats, the two most extreme parts of […]

2407, 2017

Thinking About India

By |July 24th, 2017|Destinations, India|0 Comments

‘India,’ Wesley murmered, ‘it gets under your skin. Everywhere else seems dull by comparison.’
I recently read a book (The Tea Planter’s Daughter by Janet Macleod Trotter) that had the above quote in it. I couldn’t help but smile and found myself nodding along, agreeing. India definitely does get under your skin.

India has been on my mind a lot lately. As […]

1707, 2017

Why Scotland is One of My Favourite Places to Travel

By |July 17th, 2017|Destinations, Scotland, Travel Tales|1 Comment

I’ve had some great trips in Scotland recently and it has undoubtedly solidified my love for my home country. I was born here 27 years ago and have always lived here, but I love travelling here too.

I travelled right up to the north of the country two weeks ago and fell head over heels again. I was stunned by how […]

1307, 2017

Driving (Part of) The North Coast 500

By |July 13th, 2017|Destinations, Scotland, Travel Tales|2 Comments

During my trip up to the north of Scotland the thing I was most excited about was driving the North Coast 500. Well, at least a little chunk of it!

If you don’t know what the North Coast 500 is then you are missing out. It’s a 516 mile scenic route that starts and ends at Inverness Castle. Whilst driving the […]

1007, 2017

A Contender for the Best Beach in Scotland

By |July 10th, 2017|Destinations, Scotland, Travel Tales|0 Comments

I have something exciting to share!

I’m pretty sure I discovered one of Scotland’s best beaches last week!

During my trip up north with ScotRail I stumbled upon one of the best beaches I’ve ever seen. Certainly the best beach in Scotland I’ve ever come across. There was glorious white sand, tumbling sand dunes, a gorgeous bay, stunning turquoise waters and some of […]

607, 2017

Visiting Lagos, Portugal in Pictures

By |July 6th, 2017|Destinations, Portugal|0 Comments

It’s now been 4 weeks since I returned from my trip to Lagos, Portugal. I travelled with Thomas and three of our closest friends for a week of fun in the sun.

We hired a gorgeous villa with four bedrooms and three bathrooms around 15-20 minutes walk from the centre of Lagos. It was in a quiet, residential area and was […]

307, 2017

Travelling Scotland by Train

By |July 3rd, 2017|Destinations, Scotland|1 Comment

I’ve been saying for years that I want to discover more of what Scotland has to offer. It’s a fascinating country with beautiful landscapes and so much to explore. In the 27 years I’ve lived here I’ve been slowly but surely working my way around new places. This week, I’ll be spending more time exploring new places in Scotland and I […]

2206, 2017

20 Things That Happen During A Scottish Heatwave

By |June 22nd, 2017|Destinations, Scotland|0 Comments

There’s been something of a heatwave in Scotland for the last week or so. If you’re not from Scotland, let’s just say that means it’s been about 20 degrees Celsius or more. For us, that counts as a heatwave.

With this heatwave I’ve noticed some pretty distinct things that happen here in Scotland. We’re a pretty predictable breed, so this stuff […]