Segwaying around Blair Atholl

As part of a hen weekend away in Pitlochry, I finally got to do something I had always dreamed but never knew was accessible to general public folk like me. That thing was Segwaying. I don’t mean these little boards that spoiled rich kids on YouTube are scooting around on, no I mean the big chunky two-wheeled vehicles with handles for stability. And yes the ones that DON’T catch fire after a few uses *ahem*. Continue reading “Segwaying around Blair Atholl”

A Quick Guide to Cycling the Isle of Cumbrae

Last year I set myself a few summer goals, a few things I wanted to see and activities I wanted to do; and one of them was cycling around Cumbrae. The Island of Cumbrae might be better known for its only town – Millport. On a very windy but sunny May day, we did just that. I wanted to create this guide for anyone either thinking about going and hesitant of what to expect, or those who never even knew what a great day out Cumbrae could be. Continue reading “A Quick Guide to Cycling the Isle of Cumbrae”

Glen Etive: How to Find James Bond’s Famous Skyfall Location

Heading up to Glencoe, I was given so many recommendation on what to do, what to see and where to visit; but with the constant torrential rain and low cloud, it was difficult to go very far without putting our lives in danger. Continue reading “Glen Etive: How to Find James Bond’s Famous Skyfall Location”

Isles of Glencoe Hotel & Leisure Centre

As you know, J and I headed up to Glencoe for the weekend as part of our Valentines gifts to each other. (I always say I would rather an experience over a wrapped gift any day!) After a few online deliberations, we chose the Isles of Glencoe to be our choice of destination for the weekend, mainly because of the price, location (on the banks of Loch Leven) and the fact that it had a pool/Jacuzzi facilities – we had an idea the weather might not be the best for all day exploring so we wanted a hotel where we could relax indoors if needed. Continue reading “Isles of Glencoe Hotel & Leisure Centre”

Road Trip to Glencoe

I was hoping our road trip from Glasgow to Glencoe would be full of bright blue skies and rolling green hills. Unfortunately not, it was rainy rainy rainy…and the night forecasted for a visit from storm Katie. Being true scots, we dug out our North Face’s and wellies and set off with our google maps lady shouting at us. This was our holiday after all, and I was determined we were going to have a brilliant time. Continue reading “Road Trip to Glencoe”

Authentic Scottish Food at Auld Raes

If you don’t know Auld Raes then you really should. From the outside, you would easily mistake it for a little outbuilding nestled in the car park of East Kilbride’s village. You would walk by it if you didn’t know what you were looking for. However, when you walk inside, everything changes. Continue reading “Authentic Scottish Food at Auld Raes”

The People’s Palace & Winter Gardens, Glasgow

Another beautiful spring day meant I was dying to get out and about for a walk. We went out for a family lunch at Auld Raes in East Kilbride before taking a casual wander around the Winter Gardens in Glasgow Green. I had been in here before but only saw part of it as there was a wedding on and the middle section was closed off.  Continue reading “The People’s Palace & Winter Gardens, Glasgow”

The Best View of Glasgow

With Glasgow showing signs of spring (and patches of winter) we decided to make the most of the sunshine and calm weather. I love going on little spontaneous adventures  or road trips, even if we don’t get out the car, I just love seeing new things. I hate sitting in the house. So after running some errands, I did what I usually do when I don’t want to go home; this is how the conversation goes: Continue reading “The Best View of Glasgow”

Where I’m Travelling To In 2016

It’s that time of the year again for us 9-5’ers to start meticulously planning our holidays out, given out circa 28 paid annual leave days. Jamie and I have agreed this year that we will try to keep our trips to small weekends away at a time, and try to save up for a big long-haul adventure next year.  Continue reading “Where I’m Travelling To In 2016”

Dinner, Dessert & Drinks: My 24 Hours in Glasgow

Despite living in central Glasgow for my entire 24 years, I still read blog posts and reviews on things to do, places to eat etc. because it is such an abundance of creativity, worldwide food, live music, elite sport, history, culture – the list is non-exhaustive. There are constantly places popping up in every corner that is pushing the social boundaries of the city. Continue reading “Dinner, Dessert & Drinks: My 24 Hours in Glasgow”