Thursday, 6 December 2012

Scotland ....

This weekend we will be heading off to a Scottish highland retreat. A loch side cottage complete with wood burning stove and antlers on the wall. I am so excited as it's been snowing there for the past few days and should start our festive holiday season beautifully. If you have not had the chance to visit Scotland it's a must for your bucket list. Its majestic, mythical, mystical, steeped in history, dotted with ancient castles and monuments amongst it's verdant landscape, surrounded by a magnificent coastline, and the people are warm and friendly.

We are planning a fully packed week so not much time for blogging but I do plan on posting an image a day. Hope you can join me on my trip and I will tell you all about it on my return.


34 comments:

  1. I will be following your tour my dear friend! ENJOY YOURSELF and think of me and how much I love your part of the world! Anita

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    1. I will think of you and raise a glass to Anita. I will add some castles to your dreams.
      Much love.
      Di
      XXX

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  2. Have a fantastic trip, Di! I've not been to Scotland, so I'll be looking forward to your daily photos. Many thanks! Enjoy ~
    Warmly,
    Loi

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    1. You must put it on your lst Loi. It's ery stylish, all that tartan and heather. They really know how to use their local produce too, I would say better than any other part of the UK. I'm looking forward to a venison stew and some Haggis!
      Di
      xxxx

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  3. Wishing you an excellent holiday.
    I have never been to Scotland.
    look forward to seeing some photos.
    happy time
    val

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    1. Thanks Val. I will try and capture its beauty in my photos for you!
      All the best.
      Di
      xxxx

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  4. Enjoy your trip darling...love Ria...xxx...

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    1. Thank you so much Ria. Are you looking forward to Christmas?
      Much love.
      Di
      xxxx

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  5. Enjoy your trip to Scotland but check out Northumberland on the way.
    We are steeped in history, castles, beautiful coastline....and we have snow too!
    Julie x

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    1. Hi Julie,
      I think we might try to do this on or way home. Although its probably a little to Far East when you have to drive almost the full length of the UK. We get on that M6 and keep going. I have heard is wonderful and will get there one of these days.
      Di
      xxxx

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  6. I would love to visit Scotland. It has been on my list for a long, long time.

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    1. Hi Loree,
      Stay tuned, I'm sure you will like the look of it :-)
      Di
      xxxx

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  7. Have a wonderful weekend! I've never been, but I can imagine. xoxo Deborah

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    1. Thanks Deborah,
      It it so beautiful. I'm here in Wales which I have always thought is beautiful, but when I get up to those highlands I feel totally at home. You must visit one day.
      Di
      xxxx

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  8. Sounds dreamy - my kind of get-away.
    Have fun!
    Phyllis

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    1. Hi Phyllis,
      You and I share the same ideas about a getaway. Hope I can bring you some shots that capture the feel of the place.
      Hugs!
      Di
      xxxx

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  9. I once missed going on a trip to Scotland and have always regretted it. All that scenery and tradition. But we'll get to enjoy it through your photos.
    --Road to Parnassus

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    1. Never live with regrets, it's not too late to visit, just click your heels together three times and sat "there's no place like Scotland". :-)
      Enjoy the trip!
      Di
      xxxx

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  10. No antlers on the walls but there's a fire in the wood stove and it's warm and cozy here on the farm. I'm hoping to get to Scotland and Ireland next year, God willing.

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    1. Hope you make it, as you say Gods willing! Your cosy fire is something I dream of :-)
      Di
      xxxx

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  11. Hello Di

    This sounds like a delightful trip and the timing is perfect for the season.

    Looking forward to seeing Scotland through your eyes.

    Have the best time

    Helen xx

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    1. Thanks Helen,
      Keep watching this space :-)
      Di
      xxxx

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  12. Oh yes, yes, yes! Looking forward to it Di!

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    1. Hi Robyn,
      All packed and ready. Megan and the boyfriend are dog sitting and were off first thing in the morning. A brief stopover for a night in the Lake District and then Scotland. It's about a 10 hour drive altogether so we always stop on the way. Gone are the days when I want to drive for 10 hours straight!
      Di
      xxxx

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  13. It sounds majestic but I'll happily take your word for it rather than experience the cold for myself. I look forward to seeing it through your eyes. Have a great time.

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  14. Come on you wimp, put your vest on, wrap up warm and join us :-)
    Di
    xxxx

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  15. Scotland in the winter? It may look wonderful in pictures, but the reality is bloody cold and wet. Why do you think we invented whisky?
    But if you must, have a lovely time, and remember to wear your winter woolies.

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  16. Dearest Di,
    All I can say is “Are we there yet Are we there yet? How much longer? Are we there yet? Oh Di, how much I am envying you, happy for you but still envious (giggle). Hope you guys have a spectacular time and I look forward to seeing all pictures you wish to post. – gary

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  17. A Vacation? Yule love it! Have a wonderful time.

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  18. Yes - we're a friendly lot, us Scots!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  19. We have not been to Scotland, thank you for sharing your trip, Dianne. What a wonderful idea for a winter holiday! I know you will have on your layers of cozy fleece!

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  20. It is great post i like it very much dude
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