The Flower Field, Laurencekirk

Around this part of Scotland you’ll often see “Pick Your Own” signs, and usually they relate to strawberries, raspberries and other soft fruit. But we recently went to visit a new kind of PYO, a beautiful flower field just off the A96 at Laurencekirk. When you drive passed you can’t help but see the massive…

The Giant Lanterns Of China At Edinburgh Zoo

Allan and I don’t usually give Valentine’s Day much thought, but this year it just so happened that Edinburgh Zoo was hosting a Giant Lanterns Of China event and one of the few remaining dates with tickets still available landed right on the 14th February. I had seen some pictures on Instagram and I’m a…

A Tour Of Dundee Contemporary Arts

I recently met up with a group of bloggers in Dundee for some brunch and a tour around Dundee Contemporary Arts or the DCA as it’s commonly called! Back in my twenties I lived in Dundee and my only real experience of the DCA was drinking in the bar or enjoying the sun in their…

My Mini-Adventure To Aviemore

Recently I decided to treat Allan to a surprise weekend away. We were meant to visit a friend in Inverness a couple of weeks prior but were let down at the last minute (grrr!), and we both desperately needed a break away. I know that Allan loves Aviemore so that’s where I took him. He…

Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre

On our way home from our Glen Clova trip Allan took me to a place he loved when he was younger, the Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre. I’m not hugely interested in planes but Allan’s face lit up when I said we could go, so how could I let him down?! And I’m glad I…

My Mini-Adventure To Glen Clova

Allan recently whisked me away for the weekend to his favourite place, Glen Clova in the Cairngorms. I don’t go walking often but Allan’s a bit of a pro. We had gone for an 8 mile walk around Loch Muick (also in the Cairngorms) back in November to see how I’d handle it and I…

HollyFest At Drum Castle

My friend Lorna and I took a visit to Drum Castle today for HollyFest, a Christmas market held within this beautiful National Trust For Scotland property. We nipped into the garden centre first of all for a bit of Christmas shopping and caught some unexpected carol singing! From the outside the castle looked almost normal……

My Adventure To Portugal

Recently I was off on my travels to Alvor in Portugal for a wedding. A group of us were staying at Luna Alvor Bay and I was really impressed! I was in room 602 and this was the view from my balcony! The balcony was really long, so I could also see right over the…

My Mini-Adventure To Glasgow

Last weekend I was down in Glasgow for my friend’s hen weekend. Now, unfortunately, as it was a hen do, I have to edit out some of the “what happens in Glasgow, stays in Glasgow” moments, but we did manage to stick to our own rules: 1. No-one is to end up in A&E 2….

My Mini-Adventure to Dundee

I moved from Aberdeenshire to Dundee when I was 21 after visiting friends there. I had such a great time that within a month of returning I had ditched the job and the man that were holding me back,  got a new job and a room to rent in Dundee and moved there. After 6…