House Of Dun Reimagined

Receiving a collection from Angus Folk Museum and a large donation has given House Of Dun the opportunity to bring new life to the historic site. I was recently invited to House Of Dun, a place which I had only been once before and that was just a walk in the grounds. It was a…

The Hermitage & Ossian’s Hall

Just off the A9 near Dunkeld, lies a woodland walk with a surprising beauty spot. On the last weekend in August we decided to venture out to The Hermitage, a National Trust For Scotland protected site which is free to visit (a parking charge applies for non-members). Dunkeld is a gateway to the A9 and…

Axe hurling hits the target in Dundee

A new axe hurling facility has opened in Dundee. Unsure what to do for our third wedding anniversary I hit the bullseye when I noticed an offer for axe hurling. Knowing that my husband would love it (and I would too) I booked us in and kept it as a surprise. We arrived 5 minutes…

New Hope For Torry Battery

Torry Battery is soon to have a new lease of life thanks to Greyhope Bay. Built in the mid 1800s as an artillery battery, it continued to protect the city during both World Wars. Afterwards it served as temporary accommodation during post-war housing shortages until the last residents left in the 1950s, when the site…

Learning Norwegian In Lockdown

Like many people I have used my time in lockdown to learn a new skill, and I chose to learn a new language. Being born and bred in the North-East of Scotland, I feel that there are many similarities between the Scandi lifestyle and our own. The love of nature and the outdoors, the expansive…

Highland Safaris Red Deer Centre

The weather hasn’t been great here lately, so when we woke up to a sunny Sunday we knew we had to take advantage of it. I remembered that I had received an email from Itison with an offer for the Red Deer Centre in Aberfeldy, so I gave them a call and booked a time…

A Long Weekend In Kraków

We took a 3-day child-free trip to Krakow to celebrate my 40th birthday, visiting Auschwitz, the Wieliczka Salt Mine and Market Square.

A Coincidental Hamilton Moment

7 years ago, almost to the day, I took this picture in New York and couldn’t remember why it was significant but I knew it was. My sister and I had gone on holiday and were trying to absorb lots of information on a open-top tour with a very informative guide, but I knew to…

Our First Adventure After Lockdown

Last week we set out on our first holiday since lockdown began here in March. After 17 weeks at home with only our daily exercise to look forward to it was fantastic to escape from our bubble into the big wide world! We visit the Aviemore area every year around this time as we love…

A Family Day Out To Newton Farm

Our last big family day out before lockdown was to Newton Farm, a local working farm which runs a variety of tours as well as offering holiday accommodation. During lockdown they’ve done a brilliant job of sharing updates and tours of the farm through Facebook, and you’ll notice if you watch their videos that Farmer Lou dotes on these animals!