Archives for posts with tag: Scotland


We made it! We climbed Ben Nevis at night and raised almost £2500 for Alzheimer’s UK. It was absolutely amazing and brilliant and I’m so proud of us! Plus we did it in amazing time. Less than 7 hours and down by 5am. So happy.
Taking off my boots and having a shower.
More hilarious Good Eggs and Alec WhatsApps. Jonny was especially funny.


The sunny walk in the afternoon with views over to Edinburgh and surrounded by daffodils.
Chats with Helen.
The most amazing lunch. So colourful and delicious and healthy.


A night out with his Scottish boys. So much fun.
All the free food we got. Including the two amazing tiramisus.
An afternoon bonding with the women of the family.


Hearing Taylor Swift and Sam Smith LOADS on our long drive up to Scotland.
The kids making sex finger actions at us over their garden wall. Their faces when I returned the gesture was hilarious.
Crispin at breakfast. That guy.


An amazing day at the Paeroa Highland Games and Tattoo. Specially:
Stripping the Willow.
The amazing marching team.
Screaming for Scottish John during the games – the caber tossing, the farmers walk, the hammer throwing. It was so exciting!


The tiny Lego hedgehog.
Putting up Christmas decorations with the kids and dancing along to Christmas songs.
Meeting Chelsea’s parents. Still sounding Scottish after 48 years in Australia.


A ‘no’ vote for Scottish independence! I’m so relieved.
A chicken and garlic bread dinner, reminding me of Thursday night dinners at home.
Spying on the guy our flatmate has been seeing as he tried to work out which house was ours.


A walk around Edinburgh Botanical Gardens, featuring this tree that I believe has just told a rude joke

My boyfriend lying next to me and stroking my face as I woke up

Some ridiculously delicious chocolate


Spending some proper time alone with my boyfriend

Walking up Salisbury Crags (not Arthur’s Seat as we originally thought) and seeing the city under beautiful blue skies

Cuddles with the baby

Image: John in Scotland on Flickr