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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Stobo Castle

That’s me, blissed out on a lounger, poolside at Stobo Castle…  I was lucky enough to receive an invite to Stobo Castle, the proud sponsors of Musselburgh Racecourse’s Ladies Day, so naturally I invited one of my fav ladies and off we went, roadtripping for a couple of hours to the borders where we pulled up at this beauty.  Of…
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North Berwick minibreak – MacDonald Marine Hotel & Spa

I have to confess, I have been to the MacDonald Marine Hotel three times now…  Usually I try to go somewhere new whenever I can but there’s something about this place that keeps me coming back – actually a few things…  It’s just an hour and a half from Glasgow, it’s completely dog friendly (our room even had tweed dog…
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Portavadie – the calm in the storm

Imagine the storm outside, waves lashing against the rocks and wind whipping round the coast…  and imagine being here, looking out from the sauna through floor to ceiling picture windows, with a blanket of tiny stars blinking through the hot wood above your head. This place is Portavadie – a little slice of heaven on the West of Scotland, Argyll’s…
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