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St Annes on Sea

I took this trip in July but I am only just getting round to posting this! St Annes is a gorgeous sea side town on the outskirts of Blackpool. I used to go there every year when I was little. It was our family vacation spot, same hotel, same time every year. It’s bittersweet to think about it actually. The last time I was there was 2015, just after I graduated from University I went down with my dad, gran and papa for a short holiday. It was lovely, so when Ross decided to go to Prague for this Stag Do my dad jumped at the chance to take me and the family back down for a long weekend. The day we arrived I had been working all day before hand so we were shattered that night. The next morning when I got up it was pouring and I couldn’t help be disappointed, but that soon changed when the sun appeared after breakfast. The first full day we went through to Lytham. Now I absolutely …

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’sΒ 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 …