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The Outer Hebrides Islands of Harris and Lewis

09/10/2017 | By

Harris and Lewis are islands in the stunning Outer Hebrides – although, confusingly, they are not separated by sea, but on the same land mass.

Outer Hebrides - village of tarbert

Arriving in the village of Tarbert on Harris – home of Harris tweed.

The Outer Hebrides, also known as the Western Isles, are a chain of islands off the west coast of Scotland and perched quite literally at the edge of the world.

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Where We Discover Scotland – First Stop Skye

02/10/2017 | By

The Outer Hebrides are an outrageously long way from Adelaide, and our first stop on the journey to discover Scotland is the historic island of Skye.

discover scotland

The Bloke and I are big music fans, especially of international folk and roots music. Last year friends of ours attended HebCelt, a Scottish celtic folk music festival in the Outer Hebrides so this year we tagged along when they went again, to discover Scotland and it’s music for ourselves.

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Bolton Castle in the Beautiful Yorkshire Dales

18/09/2017 | By

A visit to the 14th century Bolton Castle in North Yorkshire is a fascinating look at English history – and is still held by the Bolton family.

North Yorkshire, bolton castle

For the longest time, Australians were taught English history in schools, rather than the much older history of our own country.

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A Walk in the New Zealand Woods – Wilsons Abel Tasman National Park

04/09/2017 | By

Lambs’ Ears and The Bloke celebrate not being dead with a fantastic 3-day walking trip in New Zealand with Wilsons Abel Tasman.

NZ views - Wilsons Abel Tasman

It’s been a bit of a milestone birthday year in our house with our youngest turning 21 and The Bloke and I both celebrating ‘significant’ birthdays. The Bloke was first cab off the ranks for major life landmarks, so we celebrated still being alive by heading to New Zealand for a three day walk on a Wilsons Abel Tasman National Park walk. 

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Dog Sledding with Mountain Man Adventures at Sun Peaks

28/08/2017 | By

Tucked into a cosy nest, dog sledding is the most exhilarating way to experience the Canadian winter countryside at Sun Peaks Resort.

Mountain Man Adventures dog sledding

The recent cold, grim weather at home has reminded me that this is not the first winter I’ve experienced this year and also that the first one, at Sun Peaks Resort in Canada, was hugely enjoyable.

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The Water Rats Hotel, Kings Cross, London

14/08/2017 | By

With a rich musical history, and fabulous breakfasts, the Water Rats pub in London reminds me to not to make the mistake of judging a book by it’s cover.

The Water Rats

Sometimes things really aren’t quite what they seem – high hopes are often dashed but, less frequently, modest expectations are delightfully exceeded, resulting in surprising experiences.

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