It seems like ages a go that I was last in Scotland in Perth eating this amazing afternoon tea at The Bothy with an old university friend who I used to live with.  Then I look back and realise it was ages ago as it was last September.  Even though part of my brain thinks it was just last week when I remember the reminising we did about our uni days.  It’s always such fun spending time with old friends and having a good old catch up. We were shown to our table and out tea order was taken.  There… View Post

At the beginning of last month I revisited Scotland.  This time I went to Stirling, Perth, Edinburgh and Glasgow.  After a lovely sunny day spent exploring all that Stirling had to offer; coffee shops, the castle, stunning views, bagpipers and the most picturesque church all of a sudden the heavens opened and there was a need to take shelter.  We found ourselves outside a hotel and decided to pop in and take shelter.  By now we were quite hungry as we hadn’t eaten since breakfast that morning and decided this looked like a lovely place to ave something to eat.… View Post

Earlier this month I went back to Scotland and again spent some time in Edinburgh.  this time it was just a 2 night stay but on the first night I decided to return to The Balmoral Hotel on Princes Street where I had the most amazing afternoon tea in June.  I arrived about 20 minutes before my table was booked for and was escorted to the bar to wait.  I had a look at the cocktail menu and was struggling what to choose.  In the end I went for The Balmoral French Martini which was made with the house infused… View Post

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

I have a huge love of food.  Sometimes simply food like jam on toast and at other times I love food on the other end of the spectrum.  Whilst on my Scottish adventure I really wanted to see what Edinburgh had to offer and to try out some Scottish food.  As well as the Cannon Ball restaurant I also dined at Ondine and I also enjoyed two afternoon teas at Browns and The Balmoral Hotel.  Cannonball is situation by the entrance to Edinburgh Castle and is certain not to disappoint any foodie.  I went for a late lunch around 1.30 on… View Post

Whilst on my Scottish adventure a few weeks ago, being a huge seafood fan I decided to see what Edinburgh had to offer.  I type seafood restaurants in Edinburgh in to google and was provided with a list of lovely seafood restaurants.  Only thing was I wanted a restaurant open on a Monday lunch time, sadly Monday lunch time seems to be a common time not to open.  After much searching I came across Ondine and read a few reviews which were rather positive.  I booked a table for Monday online and found the restaurant quite easily as it is… View Post