Minibreaking – Ardoe House, Aberdeen

Give me a hotel that’s luxuy and dog friendly and I’ll be quite happy thank you very much.  Last weekend we spent the night at Mercure’s Ardoe House just outside Aberdeen, a part of the country I have never visited before.  Now to be completely honest, I had never really been overwhelmed with a burning desire to visit Aberdeen but a quick search…
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Scottish beach tour – Balmedie

You know I’m a creature of habit.  I like what I like.  And I like beaches.  And this beach, this weekend, just shot waaaaay up my list. We found ourselves in Aberdeen for the weekend for a project, more on that later, and naturally I scoured the www for sand.  Balmedie beach came up trumps (somehow even that saying has…
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How to weekend in Berlin

48 hours ain’t long…  but I always think I’d rather have even a short time somewhere new than no time at all.  So I’m darn well gonna be making the most of it and cramming in as much as possible.  So here are my tips for a weekend in Berlin wearing that Zalando capsule wardrobe carry on we talked about…
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Les Sources de Caudalie, Bordeaux

One night in the Bordeaux countryside.  And if I could have stretched that one night into a week I would have believe me, but that one night alone at Les Sources de Caudalie was pure bliss…  We flew from Edinburgh to Bordeaux direct and hired a tiny car to nip around.  After two nights south in Biarritz we were back…
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Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte

If I could transport myself right back to the vineyards of Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte, deep in the Bordeaux countryside, right now…  I would.  Secret cellars and 100 year old bottles and hand crafted barrels and French sunshine and delicious tastings and bike rides through the vines and a stone’s throw from my new favourite hotel… … top – Zara  …
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