My 100th Blog: Reflections on 2016

2016 REflections My Year

About three weeks ago, I realised I was in shooting distance of publishing my 100th blog this year. While there have been Facebook Lives, emails and even a video produced during 2016, it feels like a significant milestone and one to be celebrated in some way.   So, of course, I love a challenge and I had to make sure … Read More

My 2016 Reading List: A Year of Learning

my 2016 reading list

I spent some time downloading books onto my kindle today and choosing my a few audio books in advance of a week out in the sticks.  I couldn’t help but notice how many books, I’d read or listened to during 2016 while making those choices.  My 2016 reading list had somehow amounted to 22 books in total. You see, I’ve … Read More

Do We Ever Really Feel Like A Grown-Up?

I’m sat in Tally’s.    But it’s not Tally’s.   It’s now called The Tinsmith and it’s probably been around 16 years since I was last in here.  It looks great. Different but great. I’ve just dropped my Dad off at the Dental Hospital.  As he’s likely to be at least an hour or more, I thought I’d park myself in … Read More

Miracle Morning: Fad or the Future?

I woke up at 3.50am this morning.  I didn’t mean to.  For some reason, my body decided it was time to wake up and there was no telling it any different. I know some of you will also have been awake at this time.  Someone at some point has told you about the amazing book or approach that is the Miracle … Read More

It's not all about the money

It's not all about the money piggy bank

Over the last few weeks, I’ve found myself in several conversations about money. From online discussions in a community that I’m a member of, The Content Marketing Academy (CMA) to family and friends who are aware of my impending leave date from full-time employment.  However, it was the online discussion with the CMA community that really made me think. The … Read More

2016 Spirit of Summer – The Final Ten

Spirit of Summer Photo Competition

Following our successful 2015 Facebook Photo competition, our 2016 Spirit of Summer Photo Competition launched earlier this year.   A huge thank you to all of you who entered and have spent the last week voting for your favourite.There are so many gorgeous entries but we are so pleased that we now have our Top 10.   Whilst the panel are currently … Read More

2016 Spirit of Summer – Meet the Panel

Spirit of Summer Photo Competition

Following our successful 2015 Facebook Photo competition, our 2016 Spirit of Summer Photo Competition launched earlier this year.   With entries now closed and a week of voting ahead, it felt about time that I let you meet the panel.  So here are the three fab ladies who will be joining me on the panel to choose our 2016 Spirit of … Read More

Our 2016 Beach Hut Hire Guests

2016 beach hut hire guests

It seems apt that on the day most schools return and we start to think of Autumn, that I welcome our 200th guest.  All of our 2016 beach hut hire guests have been very special.  However hitting the 200 mark feels like a major milestone. The 2016 summer season hasn’t been without its challenges.  Having started 2016 with two beach huts … Read More

Thunder in The Glens 2016: One more sleep

Harley Davidson bike Thunder in the Glens 2016

On Tuesday night, I arrived in Aviemore after a 2.5hr drive from my parents in Carnoustie ahead of Thunder in The Glens 2016.    If you’ve been following me on Instagram you may have been wondering whether you had the right page.  Whilst I’ve been posting scenic walks with Millie, you’ll have spotted a few pics of stunning Harley Davidsons … Read More

2016 Spirit of Summer – Photo Competition

Spirit of Summer Photo Competition

Following our successful 2015 Facebook Photo competition, our 2016 Spirit of Summer Photo Competition is here!    I’m more than a little bit excited (though you really should be used to me being excited by now!). There is, even more of an opportunity for you to win this year,   We’re looking for those photos that capture the hazy days and … Read More