Monday, 6 June 2016

27th May - 4th June 2016 - One Picture Everyday For One Year

What a week we have had. All week we have been up in bony Scotland for a holiday. We stayed in Aviemore which is in the Cairngorm mountains. This was a new part of Scotland that we have not visited before. The week has seen a lot of stunning sights, glorious sunny days, walks, distilleries and quality family time.

Here is my week in pictures...

Friday 27th May 2016

On Friday we set off on our holiday. We collected the children from school at lunch time and headed up to Scotland. As it was going to take a long time to get there we decided to stay over at Glasgow for the night.

Saturday 28th May 2016

On Saturday we set off on the final part of our journey up to Aviemore. On the way past we called in at my favourite distillery, Dewar's Aberfeldy and yes I left with some whisky! When we arrived at our holiday cottage we were delighted with where we would be spending the next 7 nights!

Sunday 29th May 2016

For weeks I have been promising Isabella that I would do her nails while it was the holidays so on Sunday morning we had some girlie time doing her nails. Later we called into the Tomatin distillery and went up to the Black Isle, above Inverness.

Monday 30th May 2016

On Monday we took the children to the Highland Wildlife Park. This was one of the attractions that we had planned to visit before coming up. But, unfortunately, we were really disappointed with the park. We thought that it was a lot of money (£73!) for what was there. We were unable to see many animals and the wolves and monkeys were closed. We left early and had a drive around and found a lovely walk. This is where I took the picture above. I always feel so relaxed in Scotland!

Tuesday 31st May 2016

On Tuesday we went to visit Ballindalloch Castle which was lovely. It was a cheap place to visit, nice and quiet and the kids loved the walks and playing in the park. On the way back we called in to Glenlivet distillery for a look at their exhibition area. After leaving we found a fantastic shop in Tomintoul which I am planning to tell you more about in a future post.

Wednesday 1st June 2016

The Glenfiddich distillery was highly recommended to us by my mum and dad so on Wednesday we went to Dufftown and had some of their amazing haggis, neeps and tatties with whisky sauce!

Thursday 2nd June 2016

We set off on Thursday to go to a dolphin and seal centre on the Black Isle however when we arrived we were disappointment to find that it had closed down. This was the stunning view over the Beauly Firth.

Friday 3rd June 2016

After the disappointment from not seeing the dolphins on Thursday we got up early and drove to Chanonry Point which is a great place to spot dolphins and seals. As soon as we arrived we spotted dolphins. We could see their fins and a couple came up out of the water. It was amazing to see them in their natural habitat. We have said we'd like to return but go a bit earlier to see them more. We also saw a few seals which was lovely. Unfortunately they were so quick we did not get any pictures but we did watch this funny little bird on the beach.

Saturday 4th June 2016

Saturday was time to leave Aviemore. All week we have had glorious weather and the day we were leaving it got cooler and the mountains were covered in low lying clouds.

We have had an amazing time in Scotland, we do every time we visit and every time we talk of moving north of the border!


  1. It looks like you have had a wonderful week!
    Beautiful views and those nails are so pretty x

  2. what an amazing week you have all had Kirsty! All those bottles of whisky lol! they look pretty cascading upwards in a spiral though. Such a shame you did not see any dolphins. x

  3. Looks you've had a fantastic week. Some really stunning scernery there. Glad you had a lovely time :)

  4. Wow, what a fab week! I'm reading a book that's set in Scotland at the moment which has made me want to go and live there. After your reading your post, I want to go there even more now lol! x

  5. Aw, you making me homesick - haggis, neeps and tatties is SO good and with whisky sauce even better!

  6. I think you need to move up there permanently lol xx

  7. You've had a busy week! Shame about the wildlife park.

  8. Looks like you have had a busy week!

  9. You did so well to spot dolphins - I am a little jealous. Cannot wait to visit Scotland next year

  10. You may well change your mind about moving north in a normal Summer, this last few weeks has been unusual to say the least. I am glad you enjoyed most of your holiday but I think I would be very disappointed at paying all that money to find it not very good.
    Shame about the closed dolphin centre, you would think they would have put this on their website

  11. What a lovely and diverse week in photos! Love the challenge you've set yourself! Stunning scenery and really pretty nails!


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