Tag: skiing

  • The Lecht

    The Lecht

    I took the kids to the Lecht today which is another ski field close to Aberdeen. After our successful day at Glenshee last weekend I thought I’d try to keep the momentum going with skiing and get another half day in for the kids. We chose the Lecht this time for several reasons. It’s better […]

  • Skiing at Glenshee

    Skiing at Glenshee

    We were not deterred by our failed attempt to ski yesterday and went back again today with high hopes. Most of the snow disappeared overnight but Glenshee has snow machines so the beginner slopes were open and we got to ski! One advantage of not much snow is it was quieter. I have been there […]

  • “Let’s go skiing, it’ll be fun”

    “Let’s go skiing, it’ll be fun”

    We tried to go skiing at Glenshee today. I had us booked in for an 8:45am lesson because I’m a moron and was thinking it would be packed and we should get there early plus there was nothing else until the afternoon which seemed too late. The early start combined with my usual anxiety of […]

  • Cross-country skiing on Deeside Way

    Cross-country skiing on Deeside Way

    It snowed a bit more overnight last night and Aberdeen put on a brilliantly crisp and sunny day for us. Rather than going for my usual run around the park I decided to try some cross-country skiing on Deeside Way. A few years ago we all got some cross-country skiing gear from the second-hand sale […]

  • Skiing in Aberdeen

    Skiing in Aberdeen

    We had another glorious day in the snow today. My mum is visiting and here she is getting into the spirit of the day and throwing snowballs at the grandkids. We got out our skis and went into the park to practice. Even Granny had a go. It was snowing quite heavily. You can see […]

  • Skiing at the Clashindarroch Forest

    Skiing at the Clashindarroch Forest

    We had a magnificent day today. We ventured into the Clashindarroch Forest with our newly bought, second-hand, cross-country skis. Last year the Huntly Nordic Ski centre had a sale of second-hand skis and we decided to get some for just this purpose. I love the snow and I love being outside in it and what […]

  • Cycling advocacy and cross-country skiing

    Cycling advocacy and cross-country skiing

    We had a fantastic day today. I’m on holiday and this morning I handed over one of the copies of Designing for Cycle Traffic to the Aberdeenshire Council. Two copies were crowd-funded by the Aberdeen Cycle Forum – one for Aberdeenshire Council and the other for Aberdeen City Council. The Evening Express asked for an […]

  • Cross-country skiing in Scotland

    It’s school holidays this week and so I took the day off work to take the kids on a family learn-to-cross-country-ski day at theĀ Nordic Ski Centre in Huntly. I have been skiing a few times but never cross-country skiingĀ and the children have never been on skis at all. Cross-country skiing appealed to me because it’s […]

  • Strathisla Distillery and Huntly Castle

    Strathisla Distillery and Huntly Castle

    We had a really full day today with lots of walking and train-travel. We took the train to Keith which is a very small village about an hour north-west from Aberdeen. I thought Doug would like to visit a whisky distillery and Keith is home to the Strathisla distillery. Question: Does anyone know which whisky is […]