Last Monday was a bank holiday here and we took the opportunity to visit Pitmedden Gardens. Despite being only 14 miles north of Aberdeen, we’ve never seen them before. We … Continue reading Pitmedden Gardens
There are so many castles in Aberdeenshire and I’m still discovering ones we’ve never seen, like Kildrummy Castle, which is where we went today. It’s a ruin but in its … Continue reading Kildrummy Castle
I have a new look. Just call me Bond, James Bond. I even have my own trusty Aston Martin, a.k.a. Busby. Daniel is very lucky to have a friend from … Continue reading Power dressing, old friends, Drum Castle, and new toilets
I spent several hours at the allotment this morning. Our plot still needs a lot of work but when I compare the now photo with the before photo I realise … Continue reading Our allotment two months later
About a year ago I applied for an allotment and just this week got the call to say there’s one available. Allotments are a very British thing. They have been … Continue reading We’ve got an allotment!
Recently one of the dads at school was telling me how he’d played professional rugby as a teenager. He said he got to play against some really great players and then … Continue reading Not a true Australian
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 … Continue reading Gardens and woodland walks at Crathes Castle
I spent most of my day off yesterday working in the school garden. Somehow it doesn’t look much better despite my best efforts. It’s just an ugly garden. Most of my … Continue reading The school garden
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 … Continue reading Crathes Castle
We took Susie to Crathes Castle today and I forgot how terrific it is. I love Crathes Castle! The castle is awesome, the gardens are probably the best castle gardens … Continue reading Go Ape at Crathes Castle
Gardens change dramatically with each season in this part of the world so I thought I’d post some more photos of my garden now that we’re well into summer. The … Continue reading What’s growing in my garden?
I took this photo outside the front entrance to the 25Hours hotel in Vienna. I love that they’ve got old galvanised bathtubs filled with plants! They’ve also done a good … Continue reading Bathtubs for the garden
I have a tendency to get a bit obsessed about things like cycling, crochet, playgrounds etc …. but my latest obsession is gardening. I have always loved gardening but right now … Continue reading My latest obsession
I spent most of my day off yesterday in the garden at school with Ben and a friend, weeding and putting in new plants. There’s a small garden there but it has been … Continue reading The school garden
We went to another castle yesterday, Castle Fraser, which is about 16 miles west of Aberdeen. It’s a Scottish baronial castle built in the 15th century. Like all of the castles … Continue reading Castle Fraser
We couldn’t leave Dunedin before making a trip to Larnach Castle. It’s touted as the only castle in New Zealand but whether it really is a castle is probably debatable. It … Continue reading Larnach Castle, Dunedin