Day 13: May 3

We flew out of Edinburgh this morning, en route to Prague. It felt as though we had entered a completely different world in some ways. The clean modernity of Edinburgh was past. This was the first time I truly experienced what it was like to struggle with languages. Despite showing the taxi driver the address... Continue Reading →


Day 12: May 2

Day two in Edinburgh was more laid back in some ways, but no less strenuous. Braving the chilly rain, we walked to the botanical gardens and greenhouse, moving from climate to climate with each room. I think we both completely stripped to our singlets at one point in the tropical rooms. The gardens are lovely... Continue Reading →

Day ten: April 30

It's possible I have been remiss in saying how stunning Scotland is in the spring. The pictures really fall far short of how it feels to stretch your legs walking around a lake that is so still, it reflects everything around it, while on your other side is a dense wood that would not be... Continue Reading →

Day nine: April 29

Hubby was still feeling under the weather (which had itself turned the corner to give us a beautiful day), but being the trooper he is, let me drive on. Today was dedicated to the Isle of Skye. We made our first stop at Allt Coir' a' Mhadaidh, home of the Fairy Pools. I mentioned before that... Continue Reading →

Day Eight: April 28

Near Largo house, if you take a walk on the rocky beach, you will find part of the seaboard sculpture trail. There, atop Clach Dubh you'll find the 'mermaid of the north'.  This is apparently the northernmost mermaid in the UK. Not tempted to try to copy her wardrobe in the still cold weather, we rugged... Continue Reading →

Day seven: April 27

Scotland put on a brisk, but beautiful day for our first proper day there. We drove up past Loch Leven, to Drummond Castle. I've always wanted to go there, having grown up knowing we were Drummonds, and that somewhere out there was a castle wearing our name (I'm sure we were the only Drummonds in... Continue Reading →

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