• Life

    Moonfish Cafe

    Moonfish Cafe is one of my favourite restaurants in Aberdeen. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Union Street, the little restaurant has a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere, friendly staff and delicious food. The restaurant opened in 2004 and head chef Brian McLeish was a finalist in Masterchef: The Professionals 2014. I’m not going to lie, I have been a little bit star-stuck on the couple of occasions I have seen him walking through the restaurant! Moonfish is well known for fish dishes but also has meat and vegetarian options. The menu is small and changes regularly – usually you find around 4 starters, 4 mains and 4 desserts to choose from. I like…

  • Kitchen,  Life

    Nick Nairn Cook School – The Perfect Steak

    Last Saturday, we spent the evening at Nick Nairn Cook School in Aberdeen. The smells drifting down from the upstairs classrooms when we walked in to the school set our stomachs rumbling before our class even started!The class began with a glass of wine for everybody and then we settled down to watch the chef cook ‘The Perfect Steak‘. He talked us through each step and gave us lots of good tips and interesting facts, about the meat to choose, what sort of pans to use and how long to cook the meat. We all got a taste of the steak when he was finished and it was, no question,…

  • Life

    Afternoon Tea at The Marcliffe

    A few weeks ago I was treated to afternoon tea at The Marcliffe Hotel on the outskirts of Aberdeen. The Marcliffe is a well known hotel up in Aberdeen, being the only 5 star hotel in the city. It really is a gorgeous hotel (I haven’t stayed overnight but have been for dinner and was super impressed!) but is unfortunately closing before Christmas due to the owner retiring. When we arrived at the hotel, we were shown into the drawing room where we sat on comfy, squishy old fashioned armchairs in the bay window. Glasses of chilled champagne were brought over to us as we browsed the menu to choose…

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    Go Ape

    Last weekend I visited Go Ape with a group of friends. The Go Ape site nearest to Aberdeen is in Crathes Castle, about 40 minutes drive from town.  After signing in at the centre and reading the rules of the course, our harnesses were fitted and we spent around half hour with our instructor Dave who showed us how to use the clips attached to our harnesses so that we would be safe on the course. We all climbed on to the practice course to make sure we could work the equipment and were then allowed onto the actual course. The course was made up of a series of ladders…