Lyra

Lyra is a Parson Jack Russell. She belongs to my mom and dad. She’s a cheeky little thing. Whilst not the most willing of photography subjects, I just about managed to catch her attention for long enough to get a few fun shots. “Tickle my belly please”, says Lyra. … I thought we were here …

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Escaping along the east coast

August is a fun and busy time in Edinburgh, with the Festival in full swing. However, after battling the crowds on a daily basis, I was more than happy to head out of town when we had visitors last weekend. Newhailes is a National Trust for Scotland property that we’ve been meaning to visit for …

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Norwegian Views and Landmarks

Having already uploaded two blog posts about our honeymoon cruising experience and the waterside views, here is my final Norway post. During our cruise, we were able to explore 9 different ports – starting with Stavanger and reaching up to HonningsvĂ„g in the far north, before returning south and ending in Bergen. We saw so much …

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At the Water’s Edge

Part 2 of my cruising series of posts and it seems inevitable to focus on the inspiring views we saw along the waterways we visited – particularly the fjords. At times we couldn’t bear to tear our eyes away from the view from our balcony in case the next view was even better than the current …

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Cruising

The land of the midnight sun – our honeymoon destination. The Princess Sapphire cruise ship – our transport mode of choice. Two weeks of relaxation, exploration and fabulous views. We’ve never cruised before, so it was a bit of a risk deciding to spend our honeymoon on a cruise ship for two weeks, but I’m …

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Howick Hall Gardens and Arboretum

After a drizzly few days and with the promise of sunshine, Howick Hall Gardens and Arboretum seemed like an ideal destination for an afternoon walk with its lovely mix of formal gardens and woodland (plus the all-important tea room). We easily spent 3 hours exploring, following the paths through the arboretum and snapping away with our cameras.

Over the Causeway

An eerie feel accompanied us as we crossed the causeway from the mainland to Holy Island on a grey and drizzly September morning. Once parked up and waterproof jackets on, we were ready to explore. We headed out to Lindisfarne Castle which is currently closed and undergoing extensive refurbishment. Somehow I think the scaffolding makes …

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