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Meres, Tarns & Waters: A Short Stint In The Lake District

Last month, we finally crossed the border for the first time in eighteen months - over to the beautiful Lake District. I hadn't been to the Lake District since I was eight years old, so my memory of it is patchy at best. I remember staying with my aunt & uncle and being allergic to… Continue reading Meres, Tarns & Waters: A Short Stint In The Lake District

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Photo Friday: Beaches Of Australia

I've had a week of throwbacks to Australia this week, which was started by a friend on Twitter asking people to post their favourite beach photos. I thought of Thailand, I thought of Portugal - I even thought of Scotland. But the one I couldn't get my mind away from was Australia, and therein lay… Continue reading Photo Friday: Beaches Of Australia

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An Update On My 2021 Challenges

It's about six months since I announced my goals for 2021, and if I'm honest even though I've been slowly working on them in the background, I had forgotten to check in on how I'm actually doing with them. Having decided to do a progress check post for the half-year mark, it's with some trepidation… Continue reading An Update On My 2021 Challenges

scotland

Spending A Perfect Weekend On Skye

The first time I visited Skye, we only spent 24 hours on the island, and quickly learned that a day is not enough. Of course, I knew that before we went - I just wanted to see some of the highlights before we headed further north. This time, we spent a full weekend there, which… Continue reading Spending A Perfect Weekend On Skye

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Adventures In Assynt: My Favourite Area Of Scotland

We've had a *very* busy few weeks since lockdown lifted and we finally started to meander back in the direction of normality. I have loads to catch up on here so expect a flurry of posts coming your way with all our adventures, but I wanted to start where I left off - in Assynt,… Continue reading Adventures In Assynt: My Favourite Area Of Scotland

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Climbing Stac Pollaidh, One Of Scotland’s Best Hikes

A couple of weeks ago, I climbed a mountain! It's ridiculous that I hadn't done this in so long, given the amount of mountains there are in Scotland and how easy it is to climb some of them. Lockdown has stripped me of all my fitness, so despite deciding I'd start tackling some more munros,… Continue reading Climbing Stac Pollaidh, One Of Scotland’s Best Hikes

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Exploring Coco Chanel’s Abandoned Mansion In Scotland

If there's one thing I LOVE doing, it's finding abandoned buildings you can explore - and even better if they still have things inside to showcase the history. And even better again if they HAVE a lot of history. Scotland, luckily, has loads to choose from. Between some 3,000 castles and numerous abandoned stately homes,… Continue reading Exploring Coco Chanel’s Abandoned Mansion In Scotland

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Getting Loch-y: A Sunny Day Out In The Trossachs

Exciting news, everyone - our lockdown is ending TOMORROW! It's been a rough, rough, rough winter, having not been allowed to even leave Edinburgh since the beginning of November, almost a full six months ago. Full lockdown hit straight after Christmas, where we have been twiddling our thumbs and going increasingly insane ever since. And… Continue reading Getting Loch-y: A Sunny Day Out In The Trossachs

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Edinburgh’s 10 Best Walks & Where To Find Them

We might still be stuck in our local areas for the next few weeks, but the one thing I am thankful for is that Edinburgh is full to the brim with great walks commanding beautiful views. Lockdown has meant getting out and exploring a bit closer to home, which isn't always a bad thing -… Continue reading Edinburgh’s 10 Best Walks & Where To Find Them

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Photo Friday: 20 Photos Of Glorious Glencoe

Whenever someone asks where they should go in Scotland, my immediate answer is GLENCOE! (Complete with capitals and exclamation mark.) It's a typical choice, and it's one of the most popular places in Scotland. But as with many popular places, there is a damn good reason for it. I feel a little guilty as I've… Continue reading Photo Friday: 20 Photos Of Glorious Glencoe