A festive minibreak in Dunkeld

Last weekend we had an overnight stay at Dunkeld House Hotel, who kindly upgraded us from a family room to a suite. We always stay in the General Wades cottages because they’re dog friendly, and although we love the family room the extra space in the suite was certainly a luxury I could get used… View Post

The pumpkin patch

Last week I found myself frantically Google-searching ‘pumpkin farms near Dundee’ after finding that the farm we usually head to for fruit picking was fully booked during the entire October holidays. I clicked through a couple of links and found a recommendation for Charleton Fruit Farm – it was a relief to discover they weren’t… View Post

A family trip to Achiltibuie

THE LOW DOWN Where do you go for holidays during a pandemic, when international travel is a bit hit-or-miss, and there seems not to be enough time to fit in a full week away somewhere? For us, that meant a four-hour drive to the north west of Scotland. It’s been thirteen years since our last… View Post

Rufflets St Andrews

THE DOWN LOW We’ve all said it: one silver lining throughout lockdown and the coronavirus pandemic has been the slower pace of life and the realisation that the people and relationships in our lives are one of the most important things, to be cherished. With this in mind, my two closest friends and I decided… View Post

The summer ache

Summertime… a season that is longed for, so much so that the body aches. To lift your face upwards to a warm sun before you’ve even thought about your morning coffee. To feel the salty air, tangling and thickening your hair. The unrivalled refreshing touch of an icy lemonade, tickling and satisfying, swiftly followed by… View Post