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 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…