Ayrshire, Scotland

Exploring Ayrshire – castles, coastline and rolling uphill

I'm married to one of those awkward folk who celebrate a birthday after Christmas. I always struggled to find birthday gifts in shops full of sale tat.  Then I had a brain wave - the January mini-break. It's a win, win really. January room rates are low AND I get to share Mr G's birthday present!… Continue reading Exploring Ayrshire – castles, coastline and rolling uphill

Ayrshire, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Ah, 2016 - it'll long be remembered as the year Scotland had a summer that lasted until early June.  Unheard of since the long, hazy summers of the 1970s.  Mr G is working this weekend, and The Wee White Dug and I are at home mourning the passing of summer.  So, I thought I'd share… Continue reading Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Ayrshire, Scotland

Meeting Tam O’Shanter on the Burns Trail, Alloway

Come join me on a virtual tour around Ayrshire, and let's follow in the footsteps of Robert Burns, meeting some of his famous characters along the way. Kirkoswald - home of Souter JohnniePottering around Ayrshire recently we passed several signs for Soutar Johnnie’s Cottage. Intrigued we decided to check it out. If you're familiar with… Continue reading Meeting Tam O’Shanter on the Burns Trail, Alloway