Category Scotland

#Holiday time – touring the Outer Hebrides day 2 (Western Isles, #Scotland)

Having arrived on the island of Barra at 2am due to an 8 hour ferry delay, we really had no idea what to expect when we rose the next morning, by which time Hurricane Ophelia in full force. This was the view from our hotel window when we did finally rise You don’t get the […]

#Holiday time! Touring the Outer Hebrides (the Western Isles, #Scotland )

October is holiday time, and this year we (that’s me and Brian) decided to see – you guessed it – a bit more of Scotland, but this time with a difference. We toured the Outer Hebrides. For those who don’t know, this is the outer chain of islands, also known as the Western Isles, off […]

Playing the tourist – Loch Ness #Scotland #Highlands

Haven’t done one of these for a while, but most of this year has been a blur of work with no time for sightseeing. I managed to cram an entire day off into the schedule on the end of my last Highland trip and decided to play the tourist. We’ve actually owned a property nearby […]

#BookReview – UNICORN MAGIC by Roz Marshall – #YA #UrbanFantasy #VRgaming

In Feyland, not everything is as it seems… Feyland: a new computer game that allows Scottish teenager Corinne MacArthur to escape the sadness haunting her everyday life after losing a loved one. It’s a game where legends come to life, the lines between reality and fantasy become blurred, and the impossible becomes – probable.   […]

#BookReview – SCOTCH ON THE ROCKS by Lizzie Lamb #romance #Scotland

This book for me was quite a departure from my usual genres. While I read the odd Mills and Boon long ago, with the idea of trying to write one (no, I didn’t), straight romance is not usually my thing. I picked this title up after seeing it as one of the prize winners in the RBRT […]

Farewell, Mister Frodo #losingapet #heartbroken

A little over 3 days ago a small but very intense light went out, leaving my life forever darker, and I am heartbroken. Those of you who have never shared your life with a pet may not understand, but the rest of you will. I never contemplated having children – my maternal instincts are all for animals, […]

Over the sea to Skye… #Scotland #holiday

I’ve had a little break from the holiday tales, but there are still some more wonderful pictures to come… Our route took us next to Mallaig, where we travelled to last year on the Hogwart’s Express (Jacobite Steamer, to give it the proper name), but this time we were taking the ferry across to the […]

Touring #Scotland – Oban to Glenfinnan #holiday

Starting with a view, always the best place to start! These are the views either way from our hotel …with a peek of the bridge we need to cross for the next stage of our journey up the West Coast. I thought we’d take a quick stop just up the road at the Scottish Sea […]

Touring the West Coast of #Scotland

I’m on holiday – yay! As a result, writing posts will take a back seat to the glorious views and rich history of Scotland for a few days – hope you will enjoy the ride. This year, instead of breaking our journey up from the UK south coast to the farmhouse above Inverness with just […]

#ScottishHighlands – Glen Cannich, our last day. For now…

And so to wrap up the autumn holiday jaunt… Having taken you with us to visit Plodda Falls and Tomich, we STILL managed to squeeze a little more into this wonderful day: a drive down Glen Cannich, which is one glen over from Glen Affric Once again, apologies for the speed of my panning – I really […]