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

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

A Weekend in Killin

If you've never visited Killin, then you are seriously missing out on one of the most beautiful towns in Scotland. Killin is perfectly situated at the South-West end of Loch Tay, overlooked by munro Ben Lawers.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

5 Reasons I Love Kayaking

If I had it my own way, I would be on the water kayaking every day. I used to turn up at my dad's house, right on the River Tay, and if I couldn't find him in the house, I'd head to the garden and look out across the water. If I could see a kayaker in the distance, I would assume it was my dad, grab my own kayak and head out, meeting him in the middle on the river. Ever since a neighbour who was moving abroad gave us a long-term loan of his two kayaks, I've had a great time heading out for a paddle whenever the weather was dry and wind-less, and the river was still and glistening like a mirror. When you see it shimmering out of your window, a feeling like no other just spurs you to grab the paddles. If you haven't been kayaking before and need a little encouragement to give it a bash, have a read below of my top reasons why I love kayaking.

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