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Western Isles Holiday – South Uist – part 2 – Crazy weather day and a day trip to Barra and Vatersay

Following on from yesterday’s post, I thought I’d talk about a day on South Uist where we had the craziest weather and our day trip to the Isles of Barra and Vatersay. If you missed that post you may want to read that first. On Tuesday we headed to Loch Druidibeag, South Uist. On our… Continue reading Western Isles Holiday – South Uist – part 2 – Crazy weather day and a day trip to Barra and Vatersay

Western Isles Holiday – South Uist and Eriskay – part 1

The Western Isles or Outer Hebrides is a chain of 6 main islands (Lewis, Harris, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist and Barra) plus some smaller isles. These sit off the North West Coast of Scotland. Gaelic is the first language on these islands but signs are all in Gaelic then English. I found a map… Continue reading Western Isles Holiday – South Uist and Eriskay – part 1

Pier Cottage, Kingairloch Estate, Scotland

Well I am hopeless! I thought I’d written a blog post about this trip we did in December 2022, but nope, I was mistaken. So I shall make up for that now and tell you about the area, the cottage and what we saw. Kingairloch is a coastal Highland Estate in Scotland. They have the… Continue reading Pier Cottage, Kingairloch Estate, Scotland

Copenhagen, Denmark – Part 2

If you missed Part 1 yesterday, please check that out here. In my last post we were just making our way to Christiansborg Palace. When we bought our CitySightseeing tickets it came with a little booklet of vouchers. One of the vouchers gave 20% off the combo ticket which includes entry to: We would recommend… Continue reading Copenhagen, Denmark – Part 2

Copenhagen, Denmark – Part 1

My friend Helen and I were looking for a European city break to celebrate our 50th birthdays this year. We looked at Florence, but it isn’t the easiest to travel to, from our home locations, so Copenhagen, Denmark was chosen. When we booked the flights’ times were great, we’d meet at Amsterdam airport and be… Continue reading Copenhagen, Denmark – Part 1


This is the final post of my Toronto, Michigan and Wisconsin trip. If you missed my previous posts and want to read them in order click here. Better late than never, here’s what I got up to in Wisconsin! My flight from Detroit to Madison was due to leave at 8.27am (EDT) and arrive at… Continue reading Wisconsin

One more sleep to go…

My goodness it seems a long time since I caught a flight anywhere (2017 to Verona, Italy), but the next few weeks I’ve a few planned. First up is Toronto! I’m visiting Lucy, who I met on my trip to Peru and Bolivia in 2015/16. She is from the UK but emigrated to Canada a… Continue reading One more sleep to go…

50th Birthday Trip part 4 – Loch Lomond

Part 1 link, Part 2 link and Part 3 link Sunday 5th June – We travelled across from Gleneagles to Drymen, near Loch Lomond. My husband had booked us into a fabulous Glamping Cabin, called Elysium, which was amazing. It had an outside seating area, outside woodburning stove and even an outside bathtub! Inside the… Continue reading 50th Birthday Trip part 4 – Loch Lomond