Category Archives: Travel Photography

Billy Visits Scotland – Dunnottar Castle

This was one of those “the best laid plans of mice and coos oft times go astray” moments with visiting this castle. We had a lovely breakfast at our BnB with the plans for the day being to visit Dunnottar … Continue reading

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Billy Visits Scotland – Crathes Castle and Gardens

Happy place! Happy place! Happy place! If you ever visit Scotland and find yourself in Aberdeenshire when it’s the growing season then this is the castle and gardens you must visit! Crathes Castle is a 16th century tower house with … Continue reading

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Driving in Scotland

Let me first admit to the facts of life here…I do not know how to drive a stick and did all of about two minutes worth of driving in Scotland. DH did 99.9% of the driving in our automatic rental. … Continue reading

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Billy visits Scotland – Lys-Na-Greyne B&B

We all thought we had a little slice of heaven when we stayed at this BnB in Aboyne, Scotland. A quick recap as I have written about it before, this Edwardian granite house was built in 1912 and is nestled … Continue reading

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Billy Visits Scotland – Eilean Donan Castle

After we had quite a lovely (and filling) breakfast at our BnB on the Isle of Skye we were on the road again. There was an option to take a bit of a detour to head to the famous Urquhart … Continue reading

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Returning to 2018 with Billy

I have angered my sweet wee coo (who has lost all patience with me) for not finishing his travel blog about visiting his roots in Scotland from our trip there in 2018. I was in no uncertain terms told by … Continue reading

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St. Charles Christmas Traditions Part 6: More from the Parade

In the parade there were characters from storybooks such as these ghostly and grumpy fellows from Dickens A Christmas Carol… The Sugarplum Fairy and a toy soldier from the Nutcracker Suite.. And of course characters that represented their respective countries/cultural … Continue reading

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St. Charles Christmas Traditions Part 5: Singing and Dancing

The parade began with local schools/groups singing Christmas carols but what I really enjoyed were the marchers in period wear dancing and singing. I wonder if during Dickens time did this ever occur or is that strictly just in the … Continue reading

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St. Charles Christmas Traditions Part 4: Puppy Power

While the majority of the humans were either milling about or getting a good spot from which to view the soon to come parade, others were walking along with their dogs. Most of the dogs in attendance had some sort … Continue reading

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St. Charles Christmas Traditions Part 3 – The Architecture

Main Street in downtown historic St. Charles is a brick road but what about the buildings? Well, they’re brick too… as well as stone and wood with some of them dating back to the 1800’s. Quite a few of them … Continue reading

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