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    Recently

    Recently we’ve been so busy, we’ve hardly had time to breathe. Wedding Bells Dylan’s first birthday week was all go! We kicked off with a wedding in Aviemore so my mum and step-dad came up to look after Dylan for the day. It was the first time I’d left him during the day for more than an hour or so and I was really nervous but everything went ok and he had a brilliant day with his grandparents. Luckily the wedding was close to the hotel where we were staying so I was able to nip back to feed him and put him to bed which made me feel much…

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    The Dairy at Daviot – Our First Holiday As A Three

    Last week we stayed at The Dairy at Daviot for our first proper holiday as a threesome. We’ve made the trip to visit family in Cardiff a couple of times already and went to the Lake District for an extended family holiday but this was our first time away with just us. It’s become a sort of tradition for us to go on holiday during the last week of May. It’s the week we got married in Santorini two years ago and the week of our babymoon last year. But it really started before our wedding as a way to avoid the high prices and hot temperatures of the summer…

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    Visiting The Seals

    Last weekend we decided to take a drive up the coast, north of Aberdeen, to one of our favourite spots. The village of Newburgh sits at the mouth of the river Ythan and on the corner of the beach, where the estuary meets the sea, live hundreds of seals. This was the first time we took Dylan to see the seals so we wrapped up really warm as the wind coming off the North Sea can be absolutely freezing! It turned out to be very mild with no sign of a breeze so we didn’t really need those extra layers and were able to have a long walk on the…

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    A Weekend at Loch Tay

    A few weeks ago we booked a mini-break to Loch Tay. We’d been given one of those experience vouchers for Christmas where you can choose from hundreds of activities so we decided to book a two course meal at The Killin Hotel. We booked two nights in the hotel as well to make a weekend of it. The drive along the loch to the village of Killin was stunning and the hotel itself looked fairly impressive when we pulled up. After dropping off our bags in a slightly disappointing room, we went out to explore. Dochart Falls is just a ten minute walk from the hotel and we found a…

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    Ardanaiseig Hotel

    Good Friday was our first day off this year so we decided to venture into the highlands for a relaxed weekend away. I found a deal for a small hotel on the banks of Loch Awe through Secret Escapes (my favourite website – I can easily waste hours looking through holidays I know I will never go on!) which seemed too good to be true and booked it quickly before the prices hiked back up. The drive from Aberdeen to Loch Awe took around four and a half hours, including a stop for lunch in the cute town of Crieff. I love driving around Scotland, just minutes out of town…