Oreo Blondies

Oreo Blondies!

I feel like people who love Oreos, LOVE Oreos! And yes, I'm one of these people. So, I actually saw these cookie bars for sale in a cafe and thought they looked great so, of course, decided to have a go at creating my own homemade Oreo blondie recipe! ...

Macs Pizzeria

Mac’s Pizzeria

When Mac's Pizzeria opened, I was definitely intrigued. It looked stylish and it's in a great location. It certainly seemed like a new upper market pizza place and a nice change from the chains! Mac's is an Aberdeen city centre pizzeria which specialis ...

Chaophraya Aberdeen Review

Chaophraya Aberdeen

Chaophraya is a Thai restaurant that I have had the best of intentions to visit for years. And I mean years. I used to look at it every time we passed on a visit to Glasgow (and now Chaophraya Edinburgh) but never quite made it along. Then it opened here ...

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The Esslemont

The Esslemont Bar and Restaurant on Union Street in Aberdeens city centre, opened late last year and claims to offer an all-day relaxed and sophisticated dining experience. I missed the original hype surrounding its opening and usually, that would fill me ...

Cafe52 Aberdeen

Cafe 52 Review

Whether you are new to the city or just looking for some great local restaurants to visit, Cafe 52 Aberdeen is one of the best I know and needs to be on your list!Located in the cities Merchant Quarter, Cafe52 opened over 20 years ago and is a firm favour ...

Coffee Fudge

Coffee Fudge Recipe

I had a lot of reservations about making a coffee fudge recipe and I have to admit that it took me a couple of attempts with different measurements and different ingredients but I finally found a recipe that I love.Sometimes an idea doesn't always work ou ...

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Whisky Fudge Recipe

I have always been a huge lover of whisky fudge (or whiskey fudge to those that may not be from Scotland!). Even as a child, there was something that felt very grown-up and sophisticated about enjoying a little Scotch whisky fudge.I got the same pleasure ...

8848 Takeaway

8848 Aberdeen Review

Before the lockdown and these very strange and uncertain times that we have found ourselves in, I had never visited or ordered food from the 8848 Restaurant who specialise in serving Nepalese and Indian cuisine. Since lockdown, well, we have probably orde ...

Biscoff Fudge

Biscoff Fudge Recipe

I remember years ago, the Lotus Biscoff biscuits were something that I only ever saw at the hairdresser. A little treat to go along with the cup of tea that you barely had a chance to drink. They were reminiscent of the speculoos biscuits that we used to ...

Bueno Fudge

Kinder Bueno Fudge!

I am currently building myself up to the prospect of making some Scottish tablet, I love it so much! But.. if you have ever made tablet before you will know how temperamental it can be. What worked for you once, may not work out quite so well again!So, I ...

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Kinder Bueno Cheesecake!

When I was thinking of cheesecake recipes (I'm having a real thing for cheesecake at the moment), I was wondering what sweets I could use and what would taste good but not too heavy. I was looking for something somewhat indulgent, a crowd-pleaser and some ...

Pretzels Recipe

Easy Soft Pretzel Recipe!

Cinnamon sugar soft pretzels! It was only a matter of time before I put this great recipe up! I don't know about you but I always associate cinnamon with Christmas.. which is funny for someone who eats cinnamon and raisin bagels every other day so what ...

Melt Interior

Melt Aberdeen

Do you know those videos that often pop up on Facebook or Instagram that shows you unadulterated images of hot, melted cheese which make your mouth salivate and provides its own unique source of pleasure?Well, that is the only way I know how to describe M ...

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Dunnottar Castle

Dunnottar Castle near Stonehaven is one of the most widely recognised castle ruins Scotland has to offer and with over 260 Aberdeenshire castles to visit, you may wonder why this castle in Stonehaven should be so high on your list.We have written the ulti ...

Burano

Things To Do In Burano

When looking for things to do in Venice, we recommend visiting the Island of Burano (Isola di Burano) which is highly regarded as one of the most beautiful islands on the Venetian Lagoon and one of the most picturesque places to visit in Italy.Only 7 kilo ...

Lokrum Views

Lokrum

As always, we love to plan a couple of day trips while on longer holidays and we do this as a way to experience more of the location we're visiting but also to break up the days so that they don't become too routine.I am not a sit by the pool kinda girl a ...

The Bach

The Bach Dundee

I was very lucky to have spent my birthday with an overnight stay in Dundee this year and in a fashion that is very unlike me (as I can admittedly, be a little neurotic), I like to forgo all planning on my birthday and simply enjoy the company I am in and ...

Bird and Bear Dundee

Bird And Bear Dundee

One of the toughest choices that I find when visiting a new city, is deciding where to eat. I always feel a little overwhelmed by this decision as chains can be predictable and safe but it's nice to find somewhere new and local to try and looking for ...

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Alcazar Seville

During our summer vacation to Benalmadena, we took the opportunity to make several day trips to nearby cities and towns such as Ronda and Malaga as Benalmadena is such a fantastic location with many connections to travel.One city that was high on my list ...

Sunday in Stornoway

Sunday in Stornoway

How to spend a Sunday in Stornoway - This is something that I always feel raises eyebrows and is a question I am often asked about by people looking to visit the Outer Hebrides. Isn't it really religious? I've heard that there is no transport? Are shops o ...

Las Arenas Poolside

Las Arenas Benalmadena

In Summary:Perfectly located on the beachfront, this recently refurbished hotel is a great choice for anyone looking for convenience, comfort and budget friendly.Great food choices in the breakfast buffet and restaurant. Clean and one of the best hotels w ...

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Mlini, Croatia

Last summer we spent one week in Croatia and although we planned to spend much of our time in Dubrovnik, in the end, we decided to stay away from the city and chose to book accommodation by the beach instead.We were looking for somewhere that had a bit of ...

Cringletie House in Peebles Review

Cringletie House

Disclosure: Our stay at Cringletie House was gifted but all opinions are our own. In Summary: A gorgeous country home that feels like stepping back in time when you arrive, but with a modern and relaxing feel once inside. A must visit for anyone looking ...

Riga Skyline

Things to do in Riga

A city that offers visitors both rich culture and history as well as modern chic vibes, I believe that Riga is one of the hottest tourist destinations for a city break at the moment.Riga was one of those locations that we chose to visit on a whim simply b ...

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Potluck Glasgow

I create these folders on my phone, constantly filling them with haphazard pictures of restaurants and filtered into the cities in which to find them; Potluck Glasgow have long been on the list of places to try.Potluck have grown somewhat of a cult follow ...

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Honest Burger

It goes without saying that most of us love a good honest burger (and chips, everything with chips) so of course when visiting London we had to take a visit to the aptly named, Honest Burger!Chicken, beef or vegetarian burgers, whatever your bag, they do ...

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Carberry Tower

If you're in search of a secluded getaway then look no further than Carberry Tower in Musselburgh, just 6 miles East of Edinburgh.A luxury 4* mansion house and estate with 35 acres of parkland, this is Edinburgh's own 'castle in the country'.Carberry Towe ...

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Shoreditch Grind

Walking around London can make for thirsty work (and a bloody well earned rest) and with so many options available, trying to find the best coffee shops in London can be really overwhelming. You want a good coffee but you're in London so preferably not ...

The Corner Shop in Glamis

Glamis Castle

Scotland is known for its castles and nestled in the countryside of Angus is one that is steeped in history. The picturesque village of Glamis, just north of nearby Dundee, is home to Glamis Castle (it's pronounced Glaahms and not Glam-iss as I was say ...

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Formartines

Visiting Formartines on the Haddo Estate in Ellon, Aberdeenshire is a sure way to guarantee an enjoyable afternoon for all the family and below are some things that I found particularly interesting about Formartines and perhaps some of the reasons as to w ...