Me and Alex showing off her ring

Alex and I are now engaged!

On Saturday 4 November, we had been together for 2 million minutes. So I whisked Alex off for a mystery trip to the north east of Scotland.


Trip to Tiree

Our trip to Tiree was my first visit to a Hebridean island. The beautiful and quiet island reluctantly revealed its secrets over the course of the week.


Italy adventures part 1: Rome

Alex and I took a trip to Italy for new year. Among our highlights from Rome were a visit to the Vatican City and new year’s eve at the Colosseum.

Walking for the sake of it

You don’t need to have a purpose to walk. The physical and mental health benefits are manifest. My daily walk is as important to me as brushing my teeth.

Northern lights

Iceland adventures part 3: natural attractions

Iceland adventures part 3 of 6.

It’s no secret that Iceland has some stunning scenery. Its geography is just fantastic. Nature does not get much more extreme than volcanoes. But more visually spectacular are its waterfalls — and, of course, the northern lights.

Fyrish monument

Fyrish Hill

Last weekend I took a trip up to the Highlands. There I climbed up Fyrish Hill, overlooking the Cromarty Firth near Alness.

Dronley Wood

Dronley Wood

We took a trip to Dronley Wood near Auchterhouse. The foggy day did not make for great photos. But it did create a mysterious atmosphere, which was heightened by the buzzing pylons.

The Caterthuns

A trip to the Caterthuns, a pair of iron age forts near Edzell in Angus.

The Blue Door and the Rocks of Solitude

For our latest Angus and Dundee walk, we decided to go a bit further afield. The Rocks of Solitude are situated at the River North Esk, just north of Edzell, on the border between Angus and Aberdeenshire.

Kinpurney Hill

It has been a while since we have had a chance to do one of these walks. We returned to Newtyle to tackle the romantic looking Kinpurney Hill.

Dundee Law sculpture

The new sculpture at Dundee Law initially served to confuse me rather than amuse me. But hopefully it is the first of many improvements needed in the area.

Newtyle railway path

Newtyle Railway walk

Our project to complete 40 walks in Dundee and Angus gave me the perfect excuse to explore the Newtyle Railway.

Balmashanner Hill

My girlfriend and I are attempting to complete 80 walks in our area. Our first walk was at Balmashanner Hill in Forfar.