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!

A Family Day Out At Crombie Country Park

Trying not to waste a lovely sunny day off together, we became tourists in our own area and searched out something new to do, somewhere we hadn’t been before.  We moved to Angus over 4 years ago but haven’t fully explored because babies, work, life and all the other excuses! We wanted to find somewhere…

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…

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&E2. No-one…

My Adventures In Japan – Day 10

Wednesday 14th November 2012 It was our final day and we only had one big thing left to do, and that was to ride the Shinkansen (bullet train) to Kyoto. During our break at the Skytree yesterday we went to Tokyo station to buy tickets for the Shinkansen. Tickets are quite expensive at around £105…

My Adventures In Japan – Day 9

Tuesday 13th November 2012 We woke up a bit late this morning so swapped the schedule over and did our “last day” things today. We bought one-day passes for the Metro so we could scoot about all over the place, and this cost ¥710.  You can also get a one-day pass which does the Metro…

My Adventures In Japan – Day 8

Monday 12th November 2012 Today we ventured out of Tokyo properly for the first time to visit Kamakura. The JR line train goes directly here from Shinjuku and there’s a really handy tourist information desk within the station.  We went there, got maps of the area and popped into Delifrance for some tasty pastries to…

My Adventures In Japan – Day 7

Sunday 11th November 2012 Despite the turn in the weather, today was another exciting day for me because there’s one thing I really wanted to do when I was in Japan. We got the train to Shibuya, which is a pretty confusing place when you step out of the station! You’re faced with a bus…

My Adventures In Japan – Day 5 & 6

Friday 9th November 2012 Remember when you were little and it was Christmas and you were so excited you could hardly breathe and you felt like you were going to explode? That was how I felt today. For today was the day that we travelled to Tama Center, the home of Sanrio Puroland, also known…