Sunday walk at Crathes Castle

We haven't been for walk in the country for a while. Saturdays are busy again with Highland Dance and Sundays is allotment day. Late this afternoon we decided to head to Crathes Castle for a walk. How many people who live in cities can decide late on a Sunday afternoon for country walk and then… Continue reading Sunday walk at Crathes Castle

Aboyne stone circle and Crathes Castle

Our first weekend of car ownership has been rather nice. We can be a bit more spontaneous. With the car club you need to plan in advance and book it. With our own car we can just decide on the spur of the moment to go out. Yesterday we had dinner with some friends in… Continue reading Aboyne stone circle and Crathes Castle

Christmas Fair at Crathes Castle

We went to the Exclusively Highlands Christmas Fair at Crathes Castle today. It's a food and craft market that runs every year in the weeks leading up to Christmas at different locations around Scotland, usually castles. They sell only stuff that's made in Scotland which especially appeals to me so we go every year. This… Continue reading Christmas Fair at Crathes Castle

Hand-knitted jumpers

I've spent the past few days crocheting while binge-watching Downton Abbey. It has been a wonderfully enjoyable way to spend the holidays. I finished this skirt for Elizabeth. Yesterday we went for a bike ride to the charity shop and I picked up two hand-knitted jumpers for ¬£10 each. They are beautiful and someone put… Continue reading Hand-knitted jumpers

The bungee run

We took the grandparents to Crathes Castle today and there was an event going on with lots of bouncy castles and children's activities. The kids enjoyed this bungee run the most. We have been to Crathes Castle so many times but we only just realised today that King Arthur is painted on the ceiling of… Continue reading The bungee run

A new Doctor Who and speed tourism

The 13th Doctor Who was announced today and sadly, it's not me. I suppose this shouldn't come as a surprise since I didn't audition for the part but just in case Jodie Whittaker changes her mind, I'm available. If there are any BBC casting people reading this then this is a FYI. Today was so… Continue reading A new Doctor Who and speed tourism

Gardens and woodland walks at Crathes Castle

Most weekends I find myself craving for some fresh country air and a walk through the woods or up a hill. Today we satisfied my craving with a trip to Crathes Castle and a walk on one of the woodland trails there. I keep telling Ben we need a country house where we can spend… Continue reading Gardens and woodland walks at Crathes Castle

Crathes Castle

My aunt and uncle are visiting this weekend and we so enjoyed our trip to Crathes Castle last weekend that we decided to do it again. Much to my amazement we were told we could take photos inside provided we didn't use the¬†flash. The National Trust never let you take photos and so I've never… Continue reading Crathes Castle

Crathes Castle

It has been a few weeks since we last went to a castle and I'm suffering from castle withdrawal symptoms so we took off for Crathes Castle which is about 15 miles south-west of Aberdeen. I've just recently discovered that Aberdeenshire has more castles per acre than anywhere else in Britain. They're everywhere! We booked… Continue reading Crathes Castle