A Last Minute Break in Scotland

For the last week of the school holidays, I was home alone. Rather than staring at the walls, I took the chance to join the rest of the Whittle clan for a few days on their annual trip to Scotland. Way back in 1976, my grandparents spotted six wooden cabins… View Post

CLC World Holiday Review

This weekend we headed North of the Border, to Duchally Country Estate in Perthshire. Duchally (pronounced ‘duckerly‘ rather than ‘doo–cally‘) is a hotel and self-catering holiday resort a few miles from Gleneagles. Just an hour’s drive from Glasgow or Edinburgh, it’s a fab location to explore the heart of Scotland. I’ll start by… View Post

Review: Darwin Forest Country Park, Derbyshire

It’s been a hectic few weeks in our household, so our trip to Darwin Forest Country Park this weekend came at the perfect time. Darwin Forest Country Park is a small holiday park near to the picture-postcard villages of Matlock and Bakewell, on the edge of the Derbyshire Peak District. The park… View Post

A trip down Memory Lane

They don’t look like much. Simple wooden cabins tucked back from the road, barely visible through the trees as you drive though a tiny Scottish village. But something about them prompted my grandparents to look closer, way back in 1976. And that’s how my family discovered our favourite Scottish holiday spot. Six cabins… View Post

Review: Ribby Hall Spa, Lancashire

When life gets a little too hectic, I like to go and hide at a decent day spa for a few hours. I’m fortunate to live very close to Ribby Hall Spa, and I’ve visited numerous times over recent years. I love spas – it’s a time and space where NOBODY… View Post