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 reasonsContinue reading “Aberdeen City Winter Woodland Walk”

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! That’s a fair few extra beds to fill. Especially when you’reContinue reading “Necessary Evil Versus the Power of Social Media”

14/9/20 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 tripContinue reading “14/9/20 Sunday Afternoon Family Walk”

Things to do in South Shields Part 1 – Sandhaven to Marsden Kinda Circularish Walk.

You can think of this blog tracing our recent lovely coastal walk as Part One in a Series of Things to do in South Shields which I will be adding to continually in future posts.

I hope that you like it and it and if you do please tell all of your friends.

Cheers, Colin.

Sporting Tales and Highland Adventures

In July we had a fantastic lads trip into the highlands.

A bunch of us left Aberdeen at 4am in the morning to climb Ben Nevis.

We got to the base of Ben Nevis for 8am, were up and down by 3pm and propping up the bar not long after that!

A Victorian Townhouse Restoration

Just after the new year of 2016 I bought this Victorian townhouse maisonette in my old hometown of South Shields.

I also wasn’t really sure what I was going to do with the place so I decided to live in it for a while first.

I didn’t want to hurry into any rash decisions which I would regret later.

Our 3rd (Mid July-ish) Update

I’m sitting on our decking writing this on my laptop.

The sun is blaring down and life feels good.

I normally feel terrible when my time with Sonny and Lola is coming to an end (tomorrow they go back to their mams after 2 weeks with me) but don’t this time for some reason.

We’ve had a lovely little staycation holiday.