A Weekend in Aberdeenshire

  I usually never let a long-weekend go to waste – it’s an opportunity for a short break without using up any precious annual leave.  I hadn’t planned anything for the 2017 spring bank holiday (memorial weekend in the USA) because we had lots of

Falling in love with The Kelpies

  Glimpsed briefly from the highway whilst heading north for a weekend away in 2014, my first views of the Kelpies were rushed (at 70 miles an hour) and heart-wrenching.  I can’t quite describe the impact they had on me, but it was akin to falling

A Weekend in the Scottish Borders

  We are always looking for places we can take our dog ( #Moosethetravellingdog ) for a weekend away from Edinburgh, and the Scottish Borders has become a favourite for us.  We have stayed in various hotels, but the one that we keep coming back

A weekend on the Isle of Skye, Scotland

  We got a winter deal to the Skeabost House Hotel, near Portree, on the Isle of Skye in Feb 2015 – so we took a road trip from Edinburgh with our dog, Moose.  We always look for dog-friendly deals, as we hate leaving our

24 Hours in Edinburgh

  I always recommend that people spend more than 24 hours a place, but for those times when that is not possible, here are my top tips for seeing some of Edinburgh in 24 hours, from midday to midday… you’ll note it’s mostly about food 😉