Tag: Aviemore

  • Macdui Lodge, Aviemore

    Macdui Lodge, Aviemore

    When we went to Aviemore we stayed in a pretty cool place so I thought I’d write about it. Our accommodation was Macdui Lodge at Pine Bank Chalets. This was our second visit to Pine Bank Chalets and it won’t be the last. The owners are so nice, the chalets are well-run, and the location […]

  • The cold-blooded killer

    The cold-blooded killer

    We took the cold-blooded killer with us on our holiday to Aviemore last weekend. It’s the first time she’s been away with us so we were a little concerned about how it might go but it turned out brilliantly. She seemed to enjoy exploring all the nooks and crannies in a new house. We even […]

  • Loch an Eilein and Landmark Forest Adventure Park

    Loch an Eilein and Landmark Forest Adventure Park

    We’re back from our holiday in Aviemore and although we were sad to leave it’s nice to have decent wifi again at the very least so I can see all the photos we took. It’s also nicer to view them on a big screen. My new Samsung phone has a brilliant camera and so we […]

  • An Lochan Uaine and the BMW i3

    An Lochan Uaine and the BMW i3

    I managed to tick swimming in An Lochan Uaine (green loch) off my bucket list today. It’s an emerald-coloured lochan with a sandy beach about 5 miles from Aviemore. It’s so inviting that even Daniel and Ben ventured into the water, despite the frigid temperature. I’m not sure what the temperature was exactly but it […]

  • Scottish reindeer, Cairngorms

    Scottish reindeer, Cairngorms

    We visited the Cairngorm reindeer herd near Aviemore today.  Reindeer are native to Scotland but were hunted to extinction by humans a long time ago. They were reintroduced in the 1950s to the Cairngorms and there’s now a managed herd of 150 of them. They cap the population at 150 because that is all the […]

  • Treezone, Aviemore

    Treezone, Aviemore

    I’ve wanted to try one of these tree-top obstacle courses for years and we finally had our chance today at Treezone in Aviemore. It was thrilling! The course was mentally harder than I expected and I felt scared initially despite not being afraid of heights. You are quite high up in the trees and although […]

  • Loch Morlich

    Loch Morlich

    We went for a walk around Loch Morlich today. Loch Morlich is an inland fresh-water loch near Aviemore in the Highlands of Scotland. It’s a reasonably flat walk on a good path that goes through forest and along the beach. Yes, Loch Morlich, which is miles away from the sea, has a beach with sand. […]

  • Cairngorm Mountain, Aviemore

    Cairngorm Mountain, Aviemore

    We awoke today to the loveliest day I’ve ever seen. It snowed overnight, so there was a fresh coating of the powdery stuff everywhere, and then the sun came out and the whole world seemed to sparkle. We managed to get up to Cairngorm Mountain but only just as they didn’t open the road until […]

  • Aviemore, Scotland

    Snows transforms the outside into one giant playground. Every hill becomes a slippery slide, every twig a potential arm for a snowman, and every flake of snow a potential snowball for tossing at loved ones. Kids love it, I love it. My long suffering husband doesn’t love it quite so much. Walking around is like […]

  • The train to Aviemore

    We’re spending the weekend in Aviemore in the Cairngorms and I’m writing this from the train. Oh, how I love trains, even all the bad things like when the people sitting nearby seem to fart the whole way or when a group of rowdy youths gets on stinking of cigarettes or when you go to the […]