Wednesday, 27 July 2016

A Trip up to the Scottish Highlands

Scottish Highlands

So it seems that I'm still having a mild case of bloggers' block, but I can most definitely feel the inspiration coming back. The main reason I haven't blogged is really because I've been so busy. Over the last couple of weeks I've been working almost 30 hours a week (I know it's not even full time, but...), and then I had my sister over for a week at the same time. I'm determined to not make blogging a chore though, so I'll be blogging whenever I have time and feel like it.

Today is the first day off with no plans that I've had in quite a while, and tomorrow I'm heading down to London. I've got two days to myself in London first, and I've got plans to meet a few London-based bloggers while I'm there, which I'm very much looking forward to! My sister (not the same who was visiting the other week) is joining me on Saturday morning, and then we've got over a week of fun together! We're going to the Harry Potter studio tour again on Monday, and then we're seeing The Cursed Child on Wednesday. I am SO excited! We're also planning a day trip to Brighton, and on the Friday we'll be off to Bath for a couple of nights, before I head back to Glasgow on Sunday the 7th. It'll be quite a long holiday, and I'm mildly concerned about how much I'll be spending, but I'm 100% sure it'll be worth it. I'll be sure to pop up some posts on the blog about it once I'm back!

In the meantime, I thought I'd share a few photos from about a month ago, when my mum and I went on a bus tour up into the Highlands. I dusted off my camera for the first time in weeks and weeks, and brought it with me on the trip. 

Scottish Highlands

Scottish Highlands

Inveraray Castle

Inveraray Town

Highland Cows

Oban

Oban

Glen Coe

Scottish Highlands
It was my mum and I along with about ten other tourists in a little mini bus, driven by an overly Scottish tour guide. He was definitely putting it on a bit to please the tourists, and while he was reasonably funny it got a bit old after a while! All in all it was a really good tour though. We visited Inveraray (you Downton fans might be able to recognise Inveraray Castle as Duneagle Castle), Oban, Glen Coe and a few other places along the way. Everywhere was breathtakingly beautiful, and both Oban and Inveraray were lovely little towns. Although I'd prefer exploring the Highlands on my own, going on a guided bus tour is a really good idea if you can't drive, or if you want a nice overview of the Highlands without any effort.

Have you ever been on a guided bus tour of any sort?

Love, Mimmi.