Sea Views, Roses and Highland Cathedral: A Day to Remember at Dunbeath Castle Gardens

Last weekend we visited Dunbeath Castle Gardens for their annual summer open day. Staying at home more than normal over the holidays has encouraged us to check out some of the attractions on offer on our own doorstep (or at least within a 30 minute radius of our house 😉 ). And what attractions they are – Caithness has…

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Pretty Bunting, Drama, and the Tiger Who Went to Tea at Lyth Arts Centre

This weekend, Lyth Arts Centre here in Caithness held their very first family arts festival, and for two days, Scotland’s most northerly arts centre hosted a jam-packed programme of family fun. From an interactive outdoor performance to face painting, crafts and puppet theatre in a caravan, the event promised something for everyone. So when Charlotte from the…

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A Little Revamp, Goals and How I Get Anything Done in the School Holidays

Over the last week or so I’ve been making a few changes to my website. If you’ve visited over the last couple of days hopefully you’ve noticed that it’s all looking a bit shiny and new!  After two years, I thought it was time to up my blogging game and go for something that looked a bit more…

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Beach Days, Bullet Journals, Special Occasions and 90’s Nostalgia – #LittleLoves

The summer holidays are in full swing here in the north of Scotland, and unbelievably, we’ve already passed the half way point of our 7-week long break. The month has been a whirlwind of lovely weather, special occasions, family get-togethers and day trips. Let’s face it, if the weather stays like this for the remainder of…

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Reading Lately – July 2018

I’m sharing my reading update a bit early this month, for various reasons, including 1) it’s the school holidays and you have to take the chance when you get it, and 2) I’ve just started Dragonfly in Amber (the second book in the Outlander series), and there’s no way I’m finishing THAT 960 page baby in less…

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Littles Against Litter

Recently, my youngest son received a green Blue Peter badge for his efforts in picking up litter around our local community. He didn’t just do it for the badge, though: it’s something he’s done quite naturally for a long time on dog walks and on the way back home from school. The sight of him laden…

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A Trip Down Memory Creek – The Power of Nostalgia

My entertainment choices lately have been fuelled by one emotion: nostalgia. Be it books, films or box sets, recently I’ve found myself retreating to old favourites I know I’ll love. If you read my Little Loves posts regularly, you’ll know that in recent months I’ve been reminiscing over 80’s classics like Top Gun, Pretty in…

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The Four Pillars, A Musical Celebration, SuperSoul Conversations and The First Draft of a Book – #LittleLoves

June is very nearly at an end, and here in the North of Scotland we’re hurtling towards the school holidays. Well, when I say hurtling….dragging ourselves to the finish line at lunchtime on Friday may be a little closer to the mark 🙂 . The end of the summer term is always such a busy…

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Reading Lately – June 2018

With the end of June just around the corner – and the school holidays looming – the chances of me finishing another book before the weekend are looking minuscule. So I’ll go ahead now and share my monthly round up – in bookish terms, June has been very, very good 🙂 . It’s also been a pretty good month…

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Ten Outlander Locations in the North Highlands of Scotland

If you’re a regular reader of my blog I don’t think I need to repeat myself here: I’m a big Outlander fan. From epic Scottish landscapes to heart-pounding romance, the TV series (and the books that inspired it), has so much to recommend. Not least of these is the opportunity to cavort around Scotland in search…

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