New Year on the Isle of Bute

I am very lucky to have a friend who has a cottage on the Isle of Bute. In fact, it’s the highest cottage on the island which means that when it’s clear you can see some fabulous views. My friends had been encouraging James and I to visit for a while and at New Year we decided it was the perfect time. The island that had cast my friends under its spell did the same to us, and I definitely think we’ll be back again some day. View Post

In search of Red Squirrels

There is something rather special about red squirrels and I’ve always felt quite attached to them. Perhaps it was growing up in Cumbria, but I always enjoyed Beatrix Potter’s The tale of Squirrel Nutkin and at one point we had a red squirrel who lived in our back garden which was great. Because they are now so rare, it feels incredibly lucky if you have seen one. When we heard about a place in Scotland that had an abundance of red squirrels which you could get quite close to, it definitely seemed worth checking out. View Post

When in Scotland… Eat Haggis!

You’ve probably gathered by now that I really like food, and so it will come as no surprise that in the lead up to my trip to Edinburgh I spent a reasonable amount of time researching places to eat. However, we ended up going to none of the places that I had looked at – choosing instead to follow our stomachs on the day, rather than plan everything in advance. View Post

Much ado about Pandas!

I apologise for the lack of post in a while – and when I was doing so well at keeping things regular! I promise it is not due to a declined interest I my blog, but more due to real life getting in the way. Two summer balls, a trip to Edinburgh, a dance performance, ceilidh, visits from friends and everyone at uni realising that we will soon all be going our separate ways means that my diary has suddenly filled up… however it does all provide valuable blogging material! View Post