Saturday, 24 September 2016

A Family Camping Trip to Mull & Iona

This past weekend myself and a fellow 12 members of my family - yes, BIG family holiday! - headed to the Isle of Mull for a family camping weekend, with the main reason for the trip being to spread the ashes of my beloved Gran and Papa on the Isle of Iona. Though it may not sound like the most cheery trip in the world, it was actually a beautiful weekend with my wonderful family in some of the most stunning areas of Scotland. 

Paddling in Iona's waters (Iona paddling in Iona!!!)



Thursday, 8 September 2016

6 Adventurous Things To Do This Weekend!

Ever find yourself sitting at the weekend stuck for ideas of what to do? Daytime TV won't cut it, you've done all your household chores (or have maximised your willingness to do them!) and you're feeling a bit of cabin fever? Have a look at some ideas below, for all weekends or free days, no matter the weather or budget:

1) White Water Rafting

I've been White Water Rafting a couple of times now, and have never felt disappointed. Enough of a thrill to keep my adrenaline going, and enough of a work-out to give me a good nights sleep at the end of the day! The team at Splash! are fantastic, can highly recommend them, and their instructors are both professional and a great laugh at the same time.




Friday, 12 August 2016

5 Reasons Travelling Is Worth Saving For

This is partially a post to inspire you readers, and partially a post to inspire myself! With no holiday or trip booked this year, I find myself longing for my next overseas adventure. Yet, where will the money for this magically appear from?! I'm definitely not the best at saving, to say the least! So I need a little reminder of just why it's all worth putting this extra pennies aside for, and I'm sure I'm not the oy one, between fellow savings-strugglers and all aspiring travellers.

Enjoying the beautiful sunset and view in Tenerife



Monday, 1 August 2016

An Eco-Cottage Getaway Near Oban

Last weekend, I headed up to the small town of Ardfern, situated about 20 minutes outside of Oban for a family trip away with Ryan's family, courtesy of Ryan's mum! It was a well-needed restful few days of relaxing in a hot tub, enjoying nature and exploring Oban.

Chillin' with the fire pit, ready for a Jacuzzi dip!


Tuesday, 19 July 2016

My Dad's Epic Adventure

Some of you will have noticed I have a love of kayaking, and often go kayaking with my Dad. Well, not only did my Dad teach me kayaking, he is also an epic kayaker himself and is about to embark on the trip of a lifetime.




Monday, 4 July 2016

My Obsession With Water

If you have read my other posts, you'll notice I mention my obsession with water a lot. Whether it is a calm, peaceful Loch, or a roaring white-water river, or whether I am paddling in my kayak or simply paddling with my feet, I am in my most relaxed and stress-free zone when I am next to a body of water.

Kayaking on the River Tay



Monday, 20 June 2016

Father's Day Kayaking - In Photos

This father's day, my dad had actually just come home from working abroad, so I was up in Fife for a wee visit. Though I was heading back to Edinburgh on Father's Day Sunday, my dad and I managed to squeeze in a small kayaking hour before I shot away back to the city! We kayaked up the River Tay for a gentle hour of paddling, spending some time admiring the views and looking out for wildlife, including a couple of herons, an oystercatcher and a Swan and signets. My dad and I worked on my basic skills to make sure I was ready for joining a new kayaking club this week here in Edinburgh! Here's the photos for you to have a nosey at :)

Daddy-Daughter selfie




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