Aberdeen City Winter Woodland Walk

During the first lockdown, like many we slowed down. My kids decided to start spending half their time with me which we still do. We bonded more. And much of that was done in our family walks round our local area. The COVID rules were that we couldn’t leave the house apart from essential reasons […]

Togetherness

This is a story about togetherness, Christmas and community spirit. Right here. In the heart of a hard working class town in the the North East of England. A special town. That is called South Shields. But it could equally have been Aberdeen! Which, despite some of the negative stories, a spirit which remains stronger […]

Thanks South Shields and Aberdeen

Great news folks! Our overseas guests who over for a training course made it to the UK today. Despite the flight closures which started earlier in the week. So ALL of our South Shields self catering places are helping guests who are in the area. For work or training over the next few weeks and […]

Keep Moving Forward

We took a great booking last week. For 2 months from this Wednesday. From 2 great guys from mainland Europe. They are in the armed forces. And coming for mandatory training. A booking we can take and stay within the rules. Like we always do. It was a life saver for both parties. Many local […]

It’s a Wonderful Life…

Wow! The last Sunday before Christmas 2020. Traditionally a day of rest! Well I think we can all agree that tradition has went a bit out of the window this year. And here in the UK it is the winter solstice, the day with the shortest period of daylight and longest night of the year, when the […]

Necessary Evil Versus the Power of Social Media

Until the last year or so I have been busy building our small family business up. Literally almost brick by brick. But not quite! We’ve went from 2-3 places to 8-9, 250 miles apart in the last 2 years or so. Make that 258! South Shields to Aberdeen, a trip I’ve made a hundreds of […]

Fish, Chips and Saveloy Dips!

How is everyone? I hope you are all well and managing to stay sane throughout the craziness. Wow! It’s been a whopping 11 weeks since our last update. We’re the world worst spammers! At the start of September (how long ago does that seem now?!) it was my birthday, it is every year! So I […]

22/9/20 Update

Well since the weekend when I wrote our last update we’ve received the first batch of photos from Adam and they are GREAT! We took more photos today, and a video walk though of all of the places so can wait to see and share them with you all. The vote to help us choose our […]

Aberdeen Birthday Adventures; North, South, East and West.

Hi everyone! Our last update post was way back on 27th July so I think we can officially say that I am the worlds worst spammer, haha! But I’ve been busy! After our little trip to Keswick, then South Shields, we explored our local patch to show how AMAZING Aberdeen and the Shire is and help our future guests […]

North East England Local Lockdown

There are new restrictions in place for South Tyneside as of today. South Shields earlier this summer on our family holidays This is what these restrictions mean for our self catering business and our great guests: – Residents and visitors to the area are only able to socialise with those from the same household or support […]

Sunday Afternoon Family Walk

This afternoon, well yesterday but you know what I mean, I managed to drag my teenage son and daughter out for a walk. I wanted to head into the highlands, or maybe along Deeside but the script from my daughter was to “walk into town.” So given that she accompanied me for a wee trip […]