Bounding back home

This trip was over far too quickly. We want to go back! When last we blogged I mentioned about hoping we slept well. We did. Hands down, curtains drawn, snores kept to a minimum, absolutely bombed out and slept until our alarms went off at 8am! We never get to sleep in that late! A…

Border bounding…

Some of you may have been aware of the slight change in plans we experienced a couple of months ago, a la Keeva having her accident. Well, that mishap also meant we had to bypass one of our ‘treats’ for that holiday; an overnight stay at Trigony House (TripAdvisor), a lovely Scottish guesthouse/small hotel that’s…

Return to base.

Just a quick update. We’re back home. We managed to catch the 8am ferry – after a delay at the vets which was incredibly frustrating – and then onto the mainland. Keeva managed to lay on the back seat the whole way, unfortunately whimpering the entire time, which made for very scared/anxious/cranky humans. We had…

Husky down! Husky down!

Today started out with great promise. We were up early enough to make it to the Blackwaterfoot Bakehouse (TripAdvisor) for their morning bake – I had a hankering for an almond croissant that would not leave me alone. So into the car by 8am and around 30mins later we arrived. What was waiting for us was…

Brodick Castle

It was another slow start today, with the weather warming up significantly we’ve discovered/remembered why don’t do Scotland in the summer. Midges. Horrible wee beasties who, if you’re their favourite flavour, will attempt to carry you off drip by drip of your precious life’s blood. I am one of these people. They are swarming in…

Heel-pad and hiking

Well, it’s a shade of ‘from the sublime to the ridiculous’ today! After last night’s swanky meal at Auchrannie, today we headed to local fayre on our way around the island. We’d heard about this wee bakery in Blackwaterfoot and thought we’d try to make it for the morning’s bake. Well, that didn’t go quite…

Auchrannie and the tapas

Well, what a day we’ve had. A lazy start to day after a sleep in, waking to the sounds of nothing in particular, just the idle chirping of birds in trees somewhere down the lane. Then into the car and a quick drive up to Brodick, an even quicker trip into the Co-op supermarket for…

Husky goes to the highlands

Well, the long awaited spring holiday is finally here! We’re heading north, skipping over the border to visit with our heavily accented cousins for 10 days! We’ve been hanging out for the holiday all spring – yes, even when we were in Athens and Paris! We’ve always loved our time in Scotland, so our plan…

Bye-bye Bobby!

All good things must come to an end… but gosh, darn that was quick! Did it really have to be so soon? This morning we were up early again, down for breakfast and out the door and away across town for our first attraction, Edinburgh Zoo (TripAdvisor). We had an appointment with a knight, Sir…

Away up in the highlands!

Yawn, thank goodness for coffee! Today we were up early, so early that we couldn’t stay for breakfast, we were due outside the Rabbie’s office (TripAdvisor) for an 8am departure! What were we doing there at that hour? Well, today we went on their West Highland Lochs and Castles Tour! This is how our day panned…