I wasn’t really sure what to expect before visiting Malta. I knew that this little island was previously under the rule of the British and lies almost as close to Africa as it does to the rest of Europe and it gets ridiculously hot in the summer months. Other than that I didn’t really know much about it, so I didn’t really expect too much.
What I hadn’t counted on was friendly people, beautiful breathtaking views, fascinating ancient sites, British touches and an overwhelmingly relaxed pace of life.
If you follow my blog on a regular basis then you’ll know that I’m a country girl at heart. I live in a little village and absolutely love being surrounded by natural beauty. I also have a penchant for being near water and both of these loves of mine were on my doorstep during a recent stay on the banks of Loch Lomond.
This was my stunning view from the patio of my beautiful luxury Loch Lomond Waterfront Lodge. The green trees, blue skies and the waters of the loch in the distance were absolutely perfect, and gazing at them from my private hot tub wasn’t bad either! Read more
I’ve just returned from a dreamy, relaxing weekend at Archerfield Lodges near the picture perfect seaside town of North Berwick in the north east of Scotland.
Not a bad place to spend a weekend…
Having never taken the time to explore North Berwick properly I was delighted that the sun was shining and we were blessed with a lovely Scottish summer weekend. It’s the perfect little town to stroll along the beachfront, or get down onto the beach and feel the sand between your toes. Read more
I’d always wanted to visit Italy’s Amalfi Coast, and particularly the town of Positano which I’d heard was one of the most picture perfect towns along what is a devastatingly beautiful stretch of coast. So when I found myself in nearby Naples whilst sailing on board Celebrity Silhouette, I jumped at the opportunity to finally set foot in Positano.
I arrived in Positano by hydrofoil from Sorrento, a popular seaside town just 10 miles away. Stepping off the hydrofoil and onto dry land I looked up at the town before me. It rose dramatically up out of the sparkling turquoise waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea and there were hundreds of colourful buildings clinging to the hillside. It was beautiful.
Why, when some people are perfectly content to travel two weeks of the year and sun themselves on a sandy beach somewhere with a cocktail in hand, do I persist in travelling as much as I possibly can? It’s a question I think a lot of people who know me have asked either me, or themselves at some stage. Last month for example, I travelled to six different countries within just 28 days and although I was exhausted by the end of it, it was so much fun.
Some people would probably surmise that people who travel as much as I do use it as a form of escapism, to distance ourselves from bad things in our lives. Well, the truth is, I don’t really have anything to escape from. I have a wonderful home in Scotland surrounded by great family and friends (and the best dog in the world!), beautiful, natural countryside over my garden fence and I’m just a short drive from the exciting city that is Glasgow. I don’t really need to escape from anything here.
I guess what I’m really escaping is Read more
I’ve recently returned from my first ever trip to Paris and I’m still in awe of how much I loved it. I know you’re sitting there thinking why hadn’t I been before now, and I’ve been wondering the same thing ever since I arrived and realised how much I’m suited to Paris.
I always thought that the most romantic city in the world was a city for lovers and couples and that as something of a cynic I’d be immune to it’s charms. How wrong I was. Read more