My second coach trip out of Edinburgh was to Loch Ness, Glen Coe and The Highlands.  After my trip to Loch Lommand I was really looking forwards to exploring Scotland a little more.  Our first stop was for a late breakfast break at Pitlochry which is a quaint village. From here we boarded back on the bus and drove north to Inverness, the capital of The Highlands.  We then drove south until we arrived at Loch Ness.  The skies were grey but after a hot drink in the coffee shop we boarded a boat for a trip on the Loch… View Post

Whilst on my Scottish Adventure last month in Edinburgh I decided that I would like to see a little more of Scotland.  The easiest way of doing this was a coach tour.  I booked to go on two tours; one to Oban, Loch Lommand and Inveraray and the other up in to the Scottish Highlands through the Cairngorm’s Moutains to Loch Ness and Glen Coe.  Our first stop was Loch Lommand, the largest inland stretch of water in Great Britain by surface area.  Loch Lommand is in the heart of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. Our next… View Post

After a very traumatic few weeks where I had been in to a coma and nearly died, developed a serious and rare dermatology illness and then spent 9 days in a cancer isolation ward and my immune system had failed, my hair coming out in clumps and required a central line, I needed a change of scenery.  A place to mentally get my head around what lay in front of me.  Something that would throw my life right in the air.  I really was in no fit state to travel anywhere,  I was fainting on a daily basis.  I knew… View Post

I love Wales and if I’m honest Welsh beaches are as hot as I can stand. I don’t do heat. But these are my 5 favourite beaches. All in North Wales Tywyn The Welsh seaside town that I always holidayed at and I actually lived there for 3 years. Beautiful and sandy. Averdovey Just a few miles south from Tywyn. Again a lovely sandy beach. Barmouth The popular Welsh holiday town again has a lovely sandy beach. Cricceith  Travelling further north you reach the quaint town of Cricceith with the castle looking down upon the beach. Such a stunning view… View Post

Back in July of 2012 be we finally became members of English Heritage.  We had been members of The National Trust for a number of years and it is fair to say that we had certainly used our membership to the full.  I soon discovered that there were so many other places we would be able to visit locally if we took up membership with English Heritage too.  Our first place of call was the pretty Shropshire town of Much Wenlock and Wenlock Priory. The Anglo-Saxon monastery dates back to around 680 and is situated in the picturesque town on Much… View Post