• Wintertide in Aviemore

    7 January 2022

    Waking up to the softest covering of snow on the rooftops was a wonderful way to welcome winter. Then there was a thought – what if we went up north where it wasn’t only a soft covering of snow, but a crispy white thick blanket in the Cairngorms? On the drive up, we watched as the snow melted away and the sun shone through the cold winter air. But then…

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  • The Silence of Glen Affric

    2 December 2021

    Glen Affric has been on the top of the adventure list for a while now, but I’ve always put it off because it is too long a journey to do in only a day from where I live. But it had been a long time since I stayed in a hotel. Nearly two years! Hotels have become a strange place because of the pandemic. There were so many questions and…

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  • An Escape to Somewhere Familiar

    7 October 2021

    When I start to feel overwhelmed with work and life, I look for ways to cope and feel better. I’ve found that escaping to somewhere familiar makes me feel better. With a week off work, my fiancé and I changed our usual workweek into a week of adventure! Some days were more exciting than the others and it was hard trying to fight off the anxiety, but by escaping somewhere…

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  • The Jacobite Express

    30 July 2021

    Okay, not Hogwarts with the castle, the broomsticks, and the potion ingredients. But you can get a steam train across the West Highlands of Scotland and see the same scenery from the films! The steam train and the sights are all you need for Hogwarts to be real. I had my first journey on the Jacobite Express back in 2019 and more recently in May 2021. The Jacobite is a…

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  • New Adventures, A New Camera, and So Many Birds!

    16 June 2021

    It’s so nice to feel inspired again. The feeling of picking the camera up every day and taking photos you enjoy. Photos from the garden window, from adventures, or for the sake of it. It’s been a long time since I felt like that. May has been an inspirational month. I’ve been able to get back out and visit the places I love so much. Every weekend my fiancé and…

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