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Our Weekend In West Yorkshire

As many of you know from our social media accounts last weekend, we spent the long weekend exploring the beautiful area of West Yorkshire. We stayed in Halifax which is Calderdale’s largest town. Surrounding us for the weekend was the beautiful Victorian architecture around every corner. A town which blends the old style with the new modern style perfectly. (more…)

Scotts Monument

Blogger: Stephanie Lynch

Another great gem from Scotland for you all. This one lies in the heart of Edinburgh city but truly is the best gem of the city. The monument is located in the Princes Street Gardens. We decided to go up and have a look to see for ourselves. Up 287 steps lies one of the most amazing gems in Scotland, where you can enjoy breathtaking views of  Edinburgh and the surrounding countryside. (more…)

Falling in love with Glentress Forest

Blogger: Stephanie Lynch

Sometime in life, it’s the gems you stumble upon which you remember. This most definitely is Glentress forest for us. Home of mountain biking, tree top adventures, hikes, nature, horse riding, exploration and much more. (more…)

Time to go ape….

Blogger: Stephanie Lynch

Recently during our visit to Scotland, we decided to go on a different type of an adventure…. more of a tree top adventure!! We came across Go Ape, located in Glentress Forest, Peebles which is about an hour and a quarter outside of Edinburgh. We headed off from Edinburgh towards Glentress Forest. The drive itself was just breathtaking and well worth it. The views all around, amongst the newly born lambs and fresh spring daffodils was just perfect. The perfect Sunday drive. (more…)

Dalkeith Country Park

Blogger: Stephanie Lynch

As you know, we have spent some time exploring in Scotland. One of the gems we came across was the Dalkeith Country Park. A park only five miles from Edinburgh, it is hard to believe how peaceful and calm the country park is. It allows you to step outside of the city and away from the hustle and bustle and into the country air. (more…)

St. Nicholas Market (aka St. Nicks!)

Blogger: Stephanie Lynch

We recently spent a little time in UK and one of our stops was in Bristol. While exploring and walking around the city, we came across a market which we fell in love with called St. Nicholas Market. This market is the traditional marketing hub of Bristol and is know as St. Nicks by the locals. We were also told that these markets are home to the largest collection of independent retailers in Bristol. It is situated in the middle of Bristol city and is full of unique items, gems and the place is filled with character. A real local feel to the market. (more…)

Jamie’s Italian in Edinburgh

Blogger: Stephanie Lynch

As you have probably guessed by now, we have a little grá(Irish for love) for Italian food. While exploring during the day, we stumbled upon a Jamie Oliver restaurant so being big Jamie Oliver fans, we decided to book a table to treat ourselves that night.

The restaurant is based in the former supper halls of the Assembly Rooms on George Street. It looked very elegant with the elegant ceilings, scarlet walls, chandeliers and red velvet chairs. A perfect spot for a special night out. Even though it was quiet elegantly in decor, we found the restaurant to be very relaxed and casual. (more…)