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My travels around the UK, Europe, Japan and Thailand.

  • Angel Bunny at Edinburgh Botanic Gardens

    Spring Walks & Blossom

    It’s actually starting to feel like winter might finally be over so here’s some photos I’ve been taking outdoors recently. Earlier this month, I took some photos and videos as I walked…

  • Tarlair Open Air Pool, Macduff

    Christmas Holiday Walks

    I had a really nice long Christmas holiday, with a week of it up north with family. As always, we went on some lovely walks so here’s a few photos. Tarlair Open…

  • Waverley paddle steamer

    A Trip on the Waverley Paddle Steamer

    If you follow me on Instagram – especially my side account – you’ll know I look out for the Waverley paddle steamer every summer. It’s the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world!…

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    Heatwave Holiday

    My second summer holiday happened at the height of the heatwave, a couple of weeks ago. Lucky for me, everyone came to Helensburgh so I didn’t have to pack or travel, just…

  • Fairy Walk Drybridge

    Summer Holiday Up North

    Usually I go and visit my family at Easter but I held out for better weather and picked a fabulous weekend with perfect weather. Here’s what I got up to. Inverness Botanic…

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    Birthday Trip To Edinburgh

    I seem to be making a habit of visiting Edinburgh for my birthday, and getting pretty lucky with the weather too. It was so nice the first day that I went to…

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    Oban Holiday: Isle of Mull

    The last of my posts about our Oban trip. Our last main day was supposed to a boat tour but the weather wasn’t ideal so we ended up driving around Mull. Here’s what…

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    Oban Holiday: Around Argyll

    Continuing the posts about our Oban trip. The best thing about visiting Oban, for me, is that I don’t even have to leave the county! Argyll & Bute is a pretty big…

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    Oban Holiday & Isle of Kerrera

    In 2009 we celebrated my dad’s birthday by going to Oban for a week and last month we did the same again! Despite some very changeable weather, we had a great time…

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    A Day Out at Kew Gardens

    My previous visit to Kew Gardens was in 2008 so it seemed like a good time to go back. I love a big garden and the weather forecast was looking good. Unfortunately,…

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    Trip to London

    I’m so behind on my blogging, thanks to two trips and a nasty illness. Let’s go back a few weeks when I went to London for a mostly-business trip. As soon as…