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”

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 strongerContinue reading “Togetherness”

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”

Staycations

The reintroduction of the quarantine rule for Spain has reinforced that STAYCAYTIONS are the way forward for UK holiday makers for the foreseeable future.

Who needs to go abroad when we are blessed to live on such an island so rich in natural beauty?