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The Scamp and Thanksgiving

Last night was the first time I celebrated Thanksgiving in three years. Usually I spend this time escaping the US and visiting new places. Last year I was in Estonia, and one of my best friends made me a feast of yummy food as well as provided me with a week of fun and adventure. 482 more words


Norovirus Season

As norovirus season is now with us.  As a student nurse you need to be aware that there has been an increase in the levels of norovirus reported to Health Protection Scotland by NHS boards and that NHS boards are now implementin their active norovirus plans. 35 more words

Maccabees, Mumford & Sons and mountain bikes in the Cairngorms? The world's best reason to run for the hills

When my friend asked me to join her on an activity weekend in the Scottish mountains my answer was simple: ‘Absolutely not’.

I’m not the outdoorsy type and (*confession time*) I haven’t ridden a bike since I was a teenager, so mountain bike trekking and quad biking didn’t exactly sound like my cup of tea. 634 more words


Beautiful views, hills and... sheep

Today I am going to tell you about a place I visited back in 2012, which is even until now one of the most beautiful ones I have ever seen. 366 more words

Been There Done That

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone”

2011 was where it all began. Three friends cycled from London to Cardiff just for the fun of it! The idea of an annual multistage cycle endurance event then grew, and it has continued to expand. 377 more words

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Trees 2: Sunlight

Lit by a fleeting patch of sunlight, these larches glow like candles beside the shore of Loch Lubnaig.   The shorter trees to the left could be birch or alder.   9 more words