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Overnight At Turnberry

It’s been almost a month since we went away from Ross’s birthday but, I can’t stop thinking about how amazing it was. And, how perfect every moment was. To cut a long story short, I decided for this year for his birthday I would take him away for the night to Trump Turnberry in Ayr. He’s a major golf fan and since we went there for a day trip, it’sย been at the back of my mind to go. To be honest, I don’t even know where to begin. The hotel is out of this world. It’s a different level of luxury. At first, I felt very self conscious at how posh is seemed and how the other guest were acting. They arrived in the fanciest cars with the newest and most expensive clothes on. But, I decided to play along. I had fairly paid my way after all. When you arrive, your bags are taken from you and your are escorted into a side office to check in. Its decorated in the softest cream leather …

Visit Callander

It all started with a half day at work. I mean, who doesn’t love a half day on a Friday when the weather is beyond beautiful? We had been thinking about taking a drive to Callander for a while but never had the time or the weather. Callander, isn’t far from Stirling and took us about an hour to get to. It’s a small, rustic town with basically one main street that goes the full way through it. Amazing loch’s and mountain views surround the village, almost as though it were being sheltered in. Although it looked nice it was BALTIC ( no surprise there ). When we arrived we decided not to stop and carry on for another 7 miles to Loch Lubnaig. Breathtaking. The loch is surrounded by towering mountains and woodland, completely contrasting colours from the cold blue loch. It has several parking bays around it where you can have a little pit stop and even have a picnic in the summer. From where we were, if you looked straight across the …

The Famous Gleneagles

Christmas has now been and gone for another year and its time for life to slow back down to a normal pace (hopefully). We’ve both been lucky enough to have some time off over the festive period and feel very well rested for the New Year. Although, I am back to work tomorrow for a short shift we didn’t let that dampen our day and decided on a very spontaneous trip to Gleneagles Hotel & Spa. I’ve been before for afternoon tea and a quick look around but somehow today felt much better. From the moment we got in the car I was so chilled out. Which, for me is unusual as I am such a bloody freak when it comes taking trips out of the blue! Is there a name of that? Compulsive Planner perhaps? Let me know. The only thing that disappointed me was that there was no snow. The further away from our house we got, and the closer to the hotel it disappeared bit by bit. Nevertheless it was a BEAUTIFUL …

A trip to Trump Turnberry Hotel & Spa

I had originally planned to name this post ‘ A very expensive coffee’, however I was pleasantly surprised yesterday when it wasn’t. So, had to go with a plain-jane title (apologies). The day didn’t quite start off as planned: rain. I never know why I still get so surprised and disheartened when it rains considering I live in Scotland. Anyway, if we let rain stop us going out we would never go anywhere. It was Ross’s idea to take a trip down to Turnberry Golf course for a wander and look around the hotel, so we quickly got ready and threw our stuff into the car. It was over an hour journey but it was worth it. The moment you arrive at the hotel the grand entrance overwhelms you. The scale of the building against the beautiful green grounds really is something else. I immediately felt slightly out of place. It was posh, grand and out of my league. We parked the car up and headed to the main entrance. We were treated by the …

Our trip to The Anchorage

Hello!!! Well I’m blogging from a very sunny beach on the south of England today. We’ve been on this little holiday since Wednesday and it has been absolutely fabulous! ( Home tomorrow evening ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ). We’ve been staying at a beautiful family beach front home and it has completely changed my mindset over the last few days. I didn’t realise how much I needed this break to get away from the stresses of everyday normal life. It’s so peaceful here that even when the raining you still want to walk along the beach and feel the cool wind on your face. I wish this could be my life everyday. On the first day of our holiday we spent it scooping out the local village before settling down for some board games (& a few wines). I don’t think I’ve ever played a board game with Ross before. It’s was so refreshing not to be glued to our phones all night or watching some crap TV. It was so much fun! On Thursday we had a …