We’re going to Scotland!

After some scrimping and saving of annual leave, we’ve managed to save up enough days to have a week away together alone for the first time in almost six years. 

We have been away of course, albeit to kid friendly destinations and squeezing in many and varied weekend breaks. 

What we’re really craving is some time alone away in the middle of nowhere. Scotland felt like the perfect choice. 

I have great childhood memories of hitting the road at Easter when the weather was still wild and dramatic and driving for hours to the west coast of Scotland. 

The criteria for accommodation was:-

1. Comfortable and a little bit luxurious

2. Within walking distance of a pub

3. Near the sea

We’ve managed to tick all the boxes by booking Seaview Cottage at the mouth of the Crinan Canal overlooking the Sound of Jura. 

It’s a refurbished lock keeper’s cottage dating back to 1815 with a lighthouse in the garden!


We’re looking forward to plenty of fresh air, boat trips and finding lots of local goodies to cook up in this beautiful kitchen. 


I imagine we’ll be ready for a lovely sit down in front of the log burner after a long day out. 


June can’t come soon enough for me but the planning is part of the build up. Just need to find myself some sensible shoes and a waterproof coat now…..

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