Life Within Four Corners – My Favourite Photos of 2017

Earlier this year, I started a monthly blog series called Life Within Four Corners –  somewhere I could share my favourite photos and the stories that went along with them from the preceding month.  Over time it’s become a virtual photo album and a place to store my monthly highlights. So to finish off the…

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Six Beautiful Places to Visit on a Family Holiday to Mallorca

We recently returned from a family holiday to Mallorca, our first adventure abroad with our two children and a much-needed escape from the everyday hustle. We spent 7 nights in a lovely villa near Pollenca, where we whittled away hours just lounging about, playing ping pong, soaking up vitamin D and messing about in the…

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Snapshots and Scenes: Our Summer Holiday on Film

I love using my blog as a visual reminder of our family’s adventures, and over the last few months I’ve tried to incorporate a bit of film-making into my repertoire after being lucky enough to attend at Venture North Byte 17 with Nigel Camp of The Video Effect earlier in the year. At the event,…

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Ten Things to do on a Family Holiday to the Outer Hebrides

Having just returned from a wonderful campervan trip to the Outer Hebrides, I honestly can’t think of many places I could recommend more wholeheartedly for a family holiday. With mile upon mile of white sandy beaches, scenery to die for, and history seeping from every single island, this idyllic setting would make for a fantastic…

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Six Reasons to Visit the North of Scotland in Spring

The North of Scotland is beautiful at any time of year, but Spring has to be one of the loveliest seasons in which to visit (and I freely admit, I’ll tell you that in Summer, Autumn and Wintertime aswell). I recently saw a sign in a local shop window saying ‘Spring is Nature’s Way of Saying…

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12 Reasons to Plan a Scottish Road Trip

If you follow my blog regularly, you’ll know that I’m Scottish, and that our little family spends a lot of time touring our lovely country in our VW campervan. Few things make me happier than spending time enjoying our beautiful landscape and encouraging others to do likewise, and this Easter we completed an epic, 1100 mile west-of-Scotland road trip…

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6 Movie Locations to Visit in the Scottish Highlands

OK, I may be biased, but Scotland must be one of the most beautiful places in the world, right? And with it’s dramatic scenery and enduring appeal, it’s no surprise that film makers regularly head for our little country when seeking out locations to make movie-going hearts stir.  Just the other week, in fact, locals…

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A Weekend in Edinburgh, Joseph the Musical and La Favorita

Earlier this month, our little family enjoyed a weekend break in Edinburgh to celebrate my eldest son’s birthday. We have been trying lately to focus less on presents at birthday time, and more on enjoying experiences that give us quality time together, expand our horizons, and most importantly – are fun for us all. I’ve…

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My Favourite Winter Photos

I’m the first to admit that Winter hasn’t always been my favourite time of year, and before the kids came along I could often be found huddling over my SAD lamp and complaining about the lack of daylight – probably due to working full time in an office and seeing very little of it except…

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Sixteen Things To Do on a 48 Hour Trip to Edinburgh

Edinburgh has always been one of my favourite cities, and as I lived there for a couple of years while I was a postgrad and first started working, it also holds a lot of special memories. So when GB and I recently had the chance of a short child-and dog-free visit for a Scottish Book…

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