Escaping to Perthshire and enjoying the peace

We escaped from the madhouse this weekend by taking a two night stayover at Crieff Hydro in Perthshire. We've been before - I've spoken about it before in this blog - but we've always taken the kids. This time round, however, hubby and I decided to leave the kids with their grandparents and go ourselves. … Continue reading Escaping to Perthshire and enjoying the peace

Top ten books I read last year

  In no particular order... 1. Miss Pettigrew lives for a day - Winifred Watson. 2. Wonderbook: the Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction - Jan VanderMeer. 3. Miss Buncle's Book - D E Stevenson. 4. Outlander - Diana Gabaldon. 5. The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared - Jonas Jonasson. … Continue reading Top ten books I read last year

Top Ten Fave Children’s Books and Authors

The Chronicles of Narnia by C S Lewis – those books include The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Prince Caspian and The Silver Chair. What Katy Did and What Katy Did Next by Susan Coolidge – the stories of Katy Carr and her siblings. These are great. Can’t recommend them enough. All the Mary … Continue reading Top Ten Fave Children’s Books and Authors

Starry, starry night and do Guinea Pigs sleep with their eyes closed?

Oh the Northern Lights have been making an appearance across Scotland yesterday and today. I missed yesterday, but me and the girl were out looking for them tonight. We didn't see them, but we did get a fantastic view of the starry night. It was amazing. It's a clear night, so you can see hundreds … Continue reading Starry, starry night and do Guinea Pigs sleep with their eyes closed?