Duthie Park, Aberdeen

We’re in Aberdeen and still all a bit tired and jet-lagged but glad to have all the hard stuff over and done with. We ventured out for a walk in Duthie Park yesterday and it was wonderful. They have an enormous winter garden as well as some brilliant playgrounds. Can you judge a city by the quality of its playgrounds? Absolutely πŸ™‚ Even I had a play. One of the little huts in the playground was about the same size as our current accommodation here and much nicer smelling. We thought about moving in.

We had the easiest time at Heathrow airport immigration too. This was a surprise after our last time entering the UK when we were detained for a few hours. The immigration official this time was a Scotsman who did his best to warn us about Aberdeen’s weather. Apparently we need lots of jumpers, even in summer.

17 Replies to “Duthie Park, Aberdeen”

    1. Thanks, Chait. I enjoyed having a break from being online actually. I never thought I’d say that but it was good. I should do it more often.

  1. Welcome back Rachel, I see you are beginning as you intend to carry on…enjoying every minute of life no matter what the weather πŸ™‚

    1. If you ever make it to Aberdeen then make sure you visit Duthie Park. We missed seeing it when we visited the city for a holiday earlier this year because we ran out of time but it’s definitely in my top five things to do here.

  2. I’m pleased you’ve made it πŸ™‚ I don’t think I ever read your immigration post. You sounded very sanguine, but that’s horrifying! The inconvenience when you are with two small children, and the idea that immigration should think they have any say at all over where you send your kids to school??? What planet do they come from – kids from overseas come to state schools all the time.

    1. What was really crazy about that immigration fiasco last year is the information that was on their internal site for staff was different to the information on the external website for immigrants. It was only that I had my smart phone and was able to show them what was on their website that they let us through!

      1. It is lucky that we live in the age of the smart phone. I will remember this next time I hear someone bemoaning them! I do think information at our fingertips is an enriching experience (and in your case saving you a load more waiting with two kids – it could have been quite scary for them.)

  3. Looks like a great start to life in Aberdeen Rachel. Lovely pics and you don’t look a bit jet-lagged. I remember that earlier post when you entered the UK – unbelievable!

  4. It’s great seein a city you take for granted be viewed through a newbies eyes. Thank for reminding me how great Aberdeen is.

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