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…

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 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…

Our Honeymoon: Bali Part 3

Feeling refreshed we went on our final pre-booked trip and it was a busy day! We had the best guide on this trip. Not only did he tell us all about the places we were visiting, he gave us a real insight into Bali life and culture between our destinations. He talked about his wife…

Our Honeymoon: Bali Part 2

It started in the middle of the night. Stomach cramps, feeling hot and cold, nausea. Bali belly had arrived! I honestly don’t think I have ever felt that ill before. Throughout the night and into the morning I felt so ill and weak, but we were due to leave for our pre-booked trip shortly and…

Our Honeymoon: Bali Part 1

We were very fortunate to have a two stop honeymoon, so after visiting Singapore, our next stop was Bali. I’m not sure if we could have chosen two more contrasting destinations! This part of the honeymoon was the most humbling trip I have ever been on. The people are the nicest I have ever met,…

Our Honeymoon: Singapore Day 4

On our last day in Singapore, we saved the best til last. I was really disappointed to learn that Raffles Hotel was closed for renovations during our stay, but all was not lost. The Long Bar was open, which meant we could enjoy a Singapore Sling in the place it was invented 100 years before….

Our Honeymoon: Singapore Day 3

Our first trip of the day was to the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum. This was a little more complicated to get too as there was a bit of a walk from the train which went through the National University Of Singapore. Our daughters (and Allan!) are dinosaur geeks so it was worth it!…

Our Honeymoon: Singapore Day 2

After breakfast by the pool, we decided to take a walk down to the marina and visit the Gardens By The Bay in daylight. The gardens are outstanding, with an aim to provide a sustainable, enriching, conservation and leisure space for all. Singapore were hosting the Grand Prix shortly after our visit, so an extra…