Friday, 3 August 2012

When Bee Went to Scotland PART ONE

You may have been able to tell from the following photo dump, we absolutely adored our time in Scotland with my family. Both of my parents are Scottish, along with grandparents, so I've got Scottish heritage in abundance and I'm extremely proud of it! If you're ever looking for a place to visit in the UK, I would recommend the Borders heavily. I used to spend many of my Christmases up to my knees in snow there and they're my most treasured memories from my childhood. It's safe to say that this was one of the best trips I've ever been on and is perhaps all the more poignant looking back now as my Uncle has passed. I will forever be thankful for the week we got to spend with him and my Aunt, exploring new places and getting to show Luke what the Scottish lifestyle is all about. I fell in love with the place all over again and Luke was able to explore a new part of our very big world. You can't really ask for more than that...

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// the beautiful view from our bedroom

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// my gorgeous niece, Maisie, and her battle scars

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// gorgeous blue skies

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// Luke and I fed the chickens and checked for eggs in the coop every morning
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// My Aunt's front door and gorgeous tiling


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// my cheeky wee nephew, Cameron, pretending to be a unicorn 
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// pretty Edinburgh architecture 
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// kangaroo steak 
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// pansy and busy lizzie, the daschunds 
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// the greenhouse  

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// the chickens - there's 10 of them and a cockerel named Barney 
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// ultimate babes 

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// scott's view 
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// my Aunt and Uncle's beautiful home

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// my Uncle taught Luke and I how to play Scrabble

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// Luke looking terrifying at Edinburgh Castle
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// grumpy little Oliver 

I hope you've enjoyed this post and all the photographs! Part two will be up very soon with even more photographs for you to feast your eyes on. I'm sorry if I seem a little reserved, I'm just extremely tired and still in that stage where nothing seems real. I'm sure I'll soon be ship shape following the funeral next week so not to worry. In the meantime, thank you for being patient with me. Have you ever been to the Borders? Where's your favourite place to go in your country?

If you'd like to scroll through all of my adventures then you can do so. 



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  1. Wow, it looks great! Glad you enjoyed yourselves so much!

    I can totally relate to the difficulty of trying to whittle photos down, I find it impossible! Think you picked some good ones though :)


    Amelia @ UGLY DUCKLING xxx

    Come say hey at Ducklingtoswan.com! :)

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    1. It's so difficult! I've got so many photographs left over (:

      Thank you so much for commenting. Your blog is awesome!

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  2. I'm glad you had a lovely time up this end of the UK. I love visiting my dad's hometown of Cullen and we're lucky to have my granny's old house where we can stay. It's peaceful, beachy and the ice-cream is amazing :).

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    1. Thanks, sweet. Oooh, you're very lucky! That sounds absolutely perfect.

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  3. some stunning photos! glad you had a good time, looking forward to part two!
    i love visiting the lake district, i dont know if youve ever been but it is a pretty special part of the world in my opinion - so beautiful. i went to the yorkshire dales today with my family though and felt so grateful that i live so close because some of the views here are incredible too!
    nicola xxx

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    1. Thank you!

      I went to the Lakes 4-5 years ago and it was absolutely stunning. I went there after my Grandad passed so it'll always hold a place in my heart because I was extremely reflective at the time. I've yet to venture to the Dales but it's a part of the world that I've always wanted to go to!

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    2. well if you ever need anywhere to stay if you come to visit yorkshire just ask! :P

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  4. Looks gorgeous there, Looking forward to part 2 now! :) xxx

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    1. It really is! It'll be up soon (:

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  5. your hair looks so beautiful! lovely post - looking foward to part 2!
    lucy xx

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    1. Thank you!

      Part two will be up in the next few days. Keep an eye out ;)

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  6. Oh my these pictures are so lovely!
    So glad you enjoy it up here in Scotland makes me happy.
    Waaah! I love chickens so lucky you guys got to look for eggs! :D

    Edinburgh is pretty cool I always enjoy the ghost dungeon walks and the Fringe was awesome last year which will be this month!
    And being the art freak the art museums are always a good visit.

    Looking forward to your next post! <3

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    1. Thank you! Scotland has always been one of my favourite places (:

      The chickens were beyond awesome. I've not done the dungeon walk or the Fringe yet. I'll have to go some day! I really wanted to go to the art galleries too (:

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  7. Great pictures, looks like you had a lovely time :) your auntie has a beautiful home.

    Jo. x

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    1. Thank you.

      Her house is absolutely stunning on the inside too (:

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  8. Gorgeous pictures! I would absolutely love to go to Scotland one day. I'm glad you had such a great time
    x

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    1. Thank you!

      You should definitely go there. It is beautiful!

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  9. oh bee, these photos are all so beautiful and perfect family photos. I love the two kids shots, the one with the ice cream cone on the head especially got me chuckling.
    And the dogs at the gate, n'aww they're so adorable.
    AND DON'T GET ME STARTED on you and the boyfriend. how absolutely lovely. seriously. MORE PHOTOS OF YOU TWO PLEASE.
    you're both hot to trot.. I imagine your babies would be incredible. that is all.x

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    1. Your comments are some of my favourites <3

      Hahahaha. I'm totally telling Luke about the baby part. It's my goal to start taking more photographs of the two of us so, hopefully, you'll see some more round here. You sweet little thang!

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  10. these pictures are absolutely beautiful love it x

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    1. Thank you (:

      Nice to see a new commenter!

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  11. Such awesome photography :) Lovvveeellyy!

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    1. Thank you so much!

      Lovely to see a new face too. I'll be sure to check out your blog.

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  12. Oh you always take the most beautiful photos. And the ones of you and Luke are so gorgeous! That middle one's a framer for sure. It looks like a blissful trip, one to treasure for sure
    xxx

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    1. Thank you so much, Laura!

      Aww, you think?! I'll be sure to get that framed then! You're too lovely.

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  13. gorgeous photos as always vivatramp! looks like you had so much fun and the food! nomomomomo xxxx

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    1. Thank you very much! Lovely to see another new face in the comments.

      It was so much fun and the food was absolutely amazing!

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  14. So basically, you're my fave <3

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  15. I've never been to Scotland, I can live it vicariously through you :p love the chickens, and you are bloody gorgeous and cute with Luke! xx

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    1. YOU NEED TO GO TO THE BORDERS.

      You're waaaay too kind, missy! Thank you so much.

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  16. That view from your room is just incredible, and your aunt and uncle's house is absolutely beautiful! xx

    http://natsbeautybits.blogspot.com/

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    1. It was absolutely amazing. Their house is genuinely stunning. They worked so hard to get it too (:

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  17. Oh I love these pictures, I can't believe I've never been up to Scotland! The pics of you and your boy in the middle are so cute!! x

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    1. You must go, Laura! It's so beautiful.

      Thank you!

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  18. Scotland is so beautiful, I'd love to explore more of it! I love exploring the countryside but my favourite two places are York and Liverpool I adore them both! xx

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    1. It really is!

      Me too. I have been pretty lucky to explore quite a lot of the UK but I still want to see more. I've not actually been to York or Liverpool!!

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  19. I love the Scottish Borders, I actually live just on the border with Scotland so I visit a lot and it's full of some of the most beautiful places. (: It's really nice that you'll always have somewhere to associate with your Uncle as well when you visit in the future, and somewhere so nice too! And Scrabble is the best game, especially when you use a Z and feel all intelligent, even when the word you've spelt is only zoo..haha (: xx

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    1. Oooh, you're very lucky!

      It's such a beautiful place. I had to re-check the photograph because I actually did place 'zoo' on the scrabble board the other day! Haha.

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  20. Looks like you had a lovely time! :) The dog in the final picture is so cute! :) xx

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  21. I live in south west scotland and agree that it's a beautiful country. I've just recently been away for a weekend in Oban, on the west coast and found the area really lovely - that whole area of scotland is worth a visit. And definitely take a ferry to visit some western isles.

    x

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  22. Scotland is so lovely - my ex boyfriend lived in Aberdeen (we had a Portsmouth-Aberdeen relationship for a year, which is crazy!) and the bus there drove through such lovely countryside. The place I live is very unexciting, but I love visiting the Isle of Wight, I've been three times this year! x

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  23. the pictures of you and luke are so ridiculously cute! you're lookin' like such a babe in the last one especially ;)

    xxx

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  24. I've never been to Scotland, but I might be going next year, which is so exciting because it looks so beautiful. Those are some really gorgeous photos, they have a sort of dreamy quality to them. X

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  25. Aww that looks like a lovely holiday with your family! I adore those wellies! I really fancy going to Scotland, it's definitely on my list of places to go! You take such beautiful photos by the way! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk

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