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Look for a Book West Dunbartonshire

One thing I love about where I live is the amazing community spirit. It mat be one of the most deprived areas in Scotland, but what we lack in our pockets we make up for in kindness and good spirits. The latest example of that is the Look for a Book West Dunbartonshire initiative which… Continue reading Look for a Book West Dunbartonshire

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My Winter Skin Saviour: Nordic-C Arctic Berry Cocktail

Now that the clocks have changed, winter seems to instantly be upon us. Living in Scotland, that means a sudden change in temperature, from mild, hitting-double-digits days to ice-cold mornings and cold, dark evenings. Since that seems to be the only time I'm out during the day (at least on weekdays) it definitely plays havoc… Continue reading My Winter Skin Saviour: Nordic-C Arctic Berry Cocktail

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Arnprior Pumpkins

An autumn event which I've been eager to attend for a few years now is the Arnprior Pumpkins event on Arnprior farm, just outside Stirling. I'd passed the farm many times when travelling to uni (longer ago than I'd like it to be), so it's great to see the farm offer something for the community… Continue reading Arnprior Pumpkins

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Autumn Events

I used to think summer was my favourite season, but I think autumn is a new contender as I get older. Whilst I'll always love shorts-weather and getting outside in the warm summer air for games, walks and even paddling with the wee man, there's definitely something to be said for the magic of autumn,… Continue reading Autumn Events

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Ardardan Scarecrow Festival

We love Ardardan Estate for a visit on a (dry) day, so we are super excited to go to the scarecrow festival this weekend. I'd never heard of a scarecrow festival before, and if it wasn't held at Ardardan I'm not sure how appealing I would have found it. I had visions of multiple scarecrows… Continue reading Ardardan Scarecrow Festival

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Oor Wullie’s Big Bucket Trail

What exactly is Oor Wullie's Big Bucket Trail I hear you say? Well it's pretty self explanatory but for anyone outside of Scotland, Oor Wullie is a beloved character, part of The Broons, who appeared in the eponymous comics in newspapers for years. A household name in Scotland, Oor Wullie has his own annual and… Continue reading Oor Wullie’s Big Bucket Trail

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Unlikely Mum’s Quick Skincare Routine

I'll let you in on a little secret... I was always lazy with skincare, even before Travis made an appearance. I've always been a fan of quick and easy personal care products, and if they can do more than one job, even better! Now that I'm a mum (and a toddler mum at that) I… Continue reading Unlikely Mum’s Quick Skincare Routine

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Lamont Farm

Lamont Farm is a wonderful charity farm project in Erskine, about 20 minutes from Glasgow city centre. It's a city farm, so it's in a much denser space that your regular rural sprawling hectares of farmland. That's not to say animals are boxed in on top of each other, it's just that there aren't massive… Continue reading Lamont Farm

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Briarlands Farm

Another in my series of free things to do for toddlers, Briarlands Farm is the ideal all-round winner for amusing, educating and burning off some energy in your toddler. Located off the A84 near Stirling, it's a countryside adventure a world away from the city. Briarlandsfarm isn't your average working farm of sheep, cows etc… Continue reading Briarlands Farm