Scotland

How To Have A Real Scottish Holiday – A Guide For The Misguided

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On Tuesday Beth from Baby Mac innocently asked whether any readers had been to Scotland and where they’d recommend she and the family visit when they go in June this year. Cue a deluge of excited comments suggesting lovingly remembered places and times.  We all love a chance to share about places in our heart, […]

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Guest Posting Over At Out And About With Kids

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The Scottish Seabird Centre is a really cool family tourist destination, an easy day trip from Edinburgh.

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News Of A Husbandless Christmas, A Long Haul Holiday – And Avoiding The Horrors of Heathrow

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This post is brought to you by Emirates… I would love to report that Emirates is flying us gratis to Scotland but sadly we’ve paid every cent of the flights ourselves, boo hoo.   So what’s a mum of four to do????!!! Our FIFO* Intn’l Man of Mystery is working right over Christmas and New […]

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Beautiful Beaches of Scotland’s Outer Hebrides – A Guest Post From My Sister Morag

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I’m thrilled today to have a post sent over from Scotland by my younger sister, Morag. Mo, her husband and wee boys and my mum went to North Uist for their summer holidays in late July this year.

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Holidays With Heartbreak – Family Catch Up

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Well, it’s a bleary-eyed morning here at Casa Catastrophe. But thank goodness we have a sunny morning in Sydney at last. Teen16 flew back into Sydney late last night, and we didn’t all finally get to bed until 1.30am. He had been with his Dad in Scotland for just 10 days. Our Intn’l Man of […]

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Improving My Travel Photography – Panoramic Shots

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Where better to read about photography than on a flight overseas?  I had bought a couple of ebooks from Digital Photography School but had never studied them in detail. So I’ve been reading up on photography whenever I’ve been on a plane this year. Click on the photos to see them at double the size. 

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Wee Pressies From Scotland For You {Giveaway ended}

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We’re back! Just… The flight should touch down at 6am on Monday so I’m scheduling this post before leaving Scotland. It’s always nice to bring a souvenir or two home from your travels, and a few wee presents for family and friends. And this time, I’ve brought some gifts from Bonnie Scotland just for you blog […]

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Scottish Stories – Sunshine + Rain, Laughter + Tears

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Typical Scottish April weather we’ve been having here. Maybe a wee bit nippier than usual. There’s sunshine when it’s raining, then lowering grey skies, then wee blue patches. Always changeable, very breezy. You need to be prepared for all possibilities, and go nowhere without a waterproof, a hat, scarf and gloves. Life’s like that too, […]

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Scottish Stories – A Muddy Walk To See The Lambs

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So it struck me as we walked along this muddy farm track, that my wee lass has never really spent much time in mud. What fun she’s missed! A lovely cousin of mine has a house that was originally an old farm steading. We visited one day and went for a walk to see the […]

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Scottish Stories – The Knitting Knapper Strikes Again

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It was all Minnie The Minx’s idea. She’d seen some knitting needles in a shop and was keen to have a go. AND we were heading to Scotland. Minnie is left-handed and so is my big sister. ‘Aunty Mairi can teach you to knit!’ I said. I like that passing-the-buck school of mothering, don’t you?

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Scottish Stories – At Yellowcraig Beach Today

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Well, it’s a long way from Sydney’s beautiful beaches!  I heard that my hubby and Teen16 and Rusty Rocket were swimming in the sea yesterday at Jervis Bay. Not us here in Bonnie Scotland. The wind is perishing and the sea would be worse.

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Scottish Stories – On Friendships Old and New

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I ran away from home when I was 16 years old. Well, actually, I got myself a scholarship to a school on the West Coast of Scotland where I boarded for the equivalent of Years 11 and 12. Luckily for me, another new girl started at the same time, and, like me, JV had come […]

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A Winter Playground in The North of Scotland

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As a sharp contrast to the humid heat here in Sydney, here are some photos of my gorgeous two nephews who live in Nairn in the far north east of Scotland. My sister Morag took these photos at the great playground by the sea one frosty winter’s morning. Thanks Mo!

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Snowy Scotland – Nature’s Artwork

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My mum and sisters are shivering in snowbound Scotland just now.  What a contrast to Sydney where it’s steamy and number one on my gratitude list is having a pool.  Splash! My elder sister is called Mairi Stones, she is a felt artist, mum of twins… and photographer of Mother Nature. Aren’t these photos Mairi […]

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A Sister Sets Sail – Sailing Around The Meditteranean With Kids Aboard

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I have two very lovely sisters who both live in Scotland, Mairi and Morag.  No, you don’t get more Scottish names than theirs. Mairi is the eldest sister.  Morag and I agree it’s a marvellous thing to have a big sister; someone to copy and learn from your whole live through, someone to look after […]

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