Tag Archives: Scotland

There and Back Again – Falkirk and Fife

Chariots of Fire During our Hogmanay Hootananny in Pitcarlie House we found ourselves a short drive from a lovely spot of Scotland. Located between Dundee and Edinburgh is the coastal town of St Andrews and it’s West Sands Beach. This provided the perfect spot for a brisk walk and chance to blow out the cobwebs […]

MonoChrome Monday : Kelpies

The Kelpies – Falkirk, Scotland, UK

Yes, but what about Second Christmas Dinner?

The main benefits of being in an ‘International’ relationship is that every trip home involves two locations – two families and particularly at Christmas – two dinners 🙂 This year would be no exception. The Scottish leg of our home trip began with a night in Shawlands staying with Dan and Laura where we had […]

Weekly Photo Challenge: Liquid

“Every pulse of your heartbeat is one liquid moment that flows through the veins of your being. Like a river of life flowing on since creation, approaching the sea with each new generation” – Don McLean –  

Inside Out: Art of Glasgow

Glasgow has always been a second home for Karen. A lot of her family are living there. She grew up riding the train to Glasgow for shopping trips and then to attend University. It was the city she moved to for her first job, becoming a Town Mouse for a number of years before moving […]

Of Mice and Rain!

The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men Gang aft a-gley, An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain For promis’d joy. Celtic Connections There are lots of benefits to being married to a Scottish person. They share a deep sense of humour and will not say no to any type of adventure. While they […]

Wedding fAyr!

After all the catch ups,it was time to get down to business…Do you remember back in Palalom Beach in Goa around January 2014? No? Well it was here that John proposed to a very surprised Karen and 16 months later it was time to plan the wedding and in typical JK style we had 2 days to […]

Stuck in the Midleton with You!

From our trip to Ireland in June 2015 Karen would be going to Scotland the day after her parents so spent our last night together in Cork with our Irish pals having dinner and drinks. Like a glitch in the Matrix, John found himself sitting in the same restaurant,at the same table, at the same […]

Tell the World I’m coming home…

Well tell everyone except for Cameron, Emmet and Emma Rose who were completely in the dark about the impending arrival of their big brother John. After 18 months away we would be reunited with our friends and families back in Scotland/Ireland for a wee visit. But first we had an incredible journey… Wednesday 27th May […]

Hotmanay!!

Normally when we celebrate Hogmanay we are in Scotland and it is “baltic”, as the locals say. This year was different…close to 40 degree heat and glorious sunshine. Quite a lot of people in Sydney camp out from the early hours of the morning to stake the best spot on the shoreline for one of […]

TASK 2: Road Trip to Ayr

It was a rainy Friday afternoon in November and amongst the throng of cars headed up the M6 Motorway was a blue Renault Clio which was so full of boxes and clothes that the verb “rammed” does not do it justice. Karen’s car and stuff were heading home Our journey was punctuated by an overnight […]