Angus, Dundee, Scotland

24 hours in Dundee and beyond

Visit Dundee recently invited us to spend 24 hours exploring in and around the city famous for jute, jam and journalism. We love Dundee, so gladly accepted their invitation. Our last stay in the city was in 2019, so we were long overdue a visit.  In 24 hours, our itinerary would combine coastal calm with… Continue reading 24 hours in Dundee and beyond

Aberdeenshire, Angus, Scotland

A short break in Aberdeenshire – winter walks, snow roads, comfort food and coorie in

With the arrival of November came an eagerly awaited weekend break in Aberdeenshire. We planned to spend it hiking in Royal Deeside, chasing snow on The Snow Roads, eating comfort food and sitting cooried by a fire. Pretty much the perfect winter break. Our home for the weekend would be Little Gannochy, a self-catering holiday… Continue reading A short break in Aberdeenshire – winter walks, snow roads, comfort food and coorie in

Angus, Dundee, Fife, Scotland

24 hours in Dundee (and beyond) – Staybridge Suites Dundee

Dundee is famous for jute, jam and journalism, but recently it's earned a reputation as a must visit destination. Industrial wasteland and derelict mills have made way for swanky hotels, bars and restaurants - attracted to the city by the opening of the long awaited V&A Museum (a real coup for Dundee). I've always had… Continue reading 24 hours in Dundee (and beyond) – Staybridge Suites Dundee

Aberdeenshire, Angus, Perthshire, Scotland

Munro bagging for beginners

Have you ever been on an aeroplane and gazed out at the marshmallow like clouds, wishing you could bounce on them? Then let me shatter that fluffy illusion. Clouds are cold, damp and claustrophobic.  And what makes me such an expert? Once upon a time I embarked on a Munro bagging voyage of self-discovery and now… Continue reading Munro bagging for beginners

Angus, Perthshire, Scotland

Glamping in Perthshire with a wildlife choir!

Despite a washout of a summer, Scotland has been basking in some lovely autumn sunshine recently - better late than never I suppose.   This prompted me to take a gamble with a spot of glamping in Perthshire (glamorous camping). I had new wellies I was keen to debut, and what better opportunity than on a camping… Continue reading Glamping in Perthshire with a wildlife choir!