Fun and Frolics at Abbotsford

Hello? Anyone there?! Hmmm. I’ll keep writing anyway, even though – since I haven’t blogged since May – you’ve probably all buggered off to read blogs by people who blog regularly (rolly eyes emoji) OK, so it has been a while. In my defence, I got royally, spectacularly, brutally, heart-breakingly, out-of-the-fucking-blue-ingly dumped at the end of… Continue reading Fun and Frolics at Abbotsford

Strathy Point – and memories of a weird B&B…

On my recent holiday in Sutherland, northern Scotland, after a day exploring just a wee bit of the neighbouring Caithness (not much about that today – I’ll probably write a blog post about that at some point), we were heading back to our holiday cottage near Tongue. Grown Up Boyfriend was driving and, after a… Continue reading Strathy Point – and memories of a weird B&B…

These are Not Just Beaches; these are Sutherland Beaches

Those of you who follow Let’s Talk Scotland on Facebook will know that I’ve not long returned from a week long holiday staying in Midtown, Melness, Sutherland (hehehe – I love the fact the place is called Midtown – makes it sound like “New Yoik” – whereas, in actual fact, it’s a tiny – and… Continue reading These are Not Just Beaches; these are Sutherland Beaches

A Few Thoughts on the Scottish Winter: and the Water of Leith

Is it spring yet? What? No?! It’s only *mid February*?! How can that even be possible?! I’m sure I’m right in saying that January was at least 14 or 15 weeks long, yes? Winter in Scotland can be a bit challenging. It’s dreich, it’s cold, it’s icy – and if you’re anything like me, you… Continue reading A Few Thoughts on the Scottish Winter: and the Water of Leith

The Let’s Talk Scotland Guide to Scottish Wildlife (aka how to epically fail to spot it…)

(Before I start, a quick note: unlike most of my blog posts, the majority of the photos in this one are not mine – they have been nicked from ‘tinterweb (from sites where you’re allowed to do that – I checked!). The reason for this will become apparent very shortly… – – – Scotland is… Continue reading The Let’s Talk Scotland Guide to Scottish Wildlife (aka how to epically fail to spot it…)

A castle in Edinburgh. No, not that one…

If you live in Edinburgh you simply can’t get stressed about the tourists. Actually, scratch that. That’s bollocks. Of course you can. I’ll try that again. If you live in Edinburgh, you simply shouldn’t get stressed about the tourists. The fact is, this city is a very popular destination for people from all over the world. It’s… Continue reading A castle in Edinburgh. No, not that one…