First things first, what is a Kelpie? A Kelpie is a mythological creature that can be found in the lochs and waterways of Scotland. Said to have the strength and endurance of ten horses, they are most often depicted in equine form. So, being a myth…where did I find one? Not one but two, in… Continue reading A Visit to The Kelpies
If you google the phrase ‘health benefits of getting outdoors’, you’ll get about 155,000,000 results, and the consensus seems to be that getting outside is good for you. I am an absolute convert to this way of thinking. I firmly believe that time spent outdoors has a direct positive impact on physical and emotional wellbeing. But,… Continue reading The Glasshouse Experience @ Edinburgh Royal Botanic Garden
Drum Roll Please! Introducing the newest member of our #familythattravels. Meet Rocky. Part German Shepherd, part Belgian shepherd. Owner of one always wagging tail, two bright eyes that spot a dropped titbit at fifty paces, one wet nose, four paws that carry him on some long, long walks and whole lot of love for anyone… Continue reading Introducing Our New Travel Companion
Q) Where in Glasgow can you simultaneously time travel and go to France ( sort of) ? A) Glasgow Cathedral. Disclaimer- it only works if you’re a dedicated Outlander fan with a vivid imagination. So the opening question is just a bit fun but Outlander fan or not, and however vivid your imagination, Glasgow Cathedral… Continue reading Visit to Glasgow Cathedral
I recently took a day trip to Glasgow with my eldest daughter. Our introduction to Glasgow started before we’d even left Edinburgh ,as we met a Scottish man on the train who’d emigrated to Sweden and was home for Christmas. We got chatting, as you do, and he swiftly informed us Glasgow used to be… Continue reading Tombstone Tourism @ Glasgow Necropolis
Edinburgh is a city bursting with things to see and do and the centre is definitely worth exploring. But Edinburgh, like many big cities, is basically a series of villages. And it’s worth making use of the frequent and inexpensive public transport to head out and explore the suburbs. The affluent area of Morningside is… Continue reading Wild West in Edinburgh.
Yesterday was the first of December and that means two things. Firstly, Silly Season is officially underway and pretty much anything can be justified with the phrase ‘oh go on then, it’s Christmas’. Secondly, it’s time to begin the Christmas countdown by opening a door each day on an Advent Calendar. But it’s not just… Continue reading 24 Doors of Advent in Edinburgh