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Places // Cocoa Tree Pittenweem

Places // Cocoa Tree Pittenweem

Pittenweem is such a lovely wee village, not far from us in the East Neuk of Fife. When we visit it's almost impossible to resist popping into Cocoa Tree Cafe for a hot chocolate. It's so cosy with rich earth toned decor, a little wood burning stove, vintage touches and of course fairy lights! As soon as you step in you're hit... View more
Events // Falkland Christmas Shopping 2015

Events // Falkland Christmas Shopping 2015

It's crazy to think that a whole year has past since we were visiting the shopping days in Falkland after only living in the village for 3 months... and here we are taking part in them! On Wednesday we had a stall filled with JillyJilly goodies in Falkland Town Hall with Fife Makers, where there was lots of fab Christmas... View more
Pittenweem Arts Festival

Pittenweem Arts Festival

On Sunday we went to visit Pittenweem Arts Festival after my parents decided to come down and stay Saturday night. The weekend marked one year of us living in Falkland but we hadn't actually been to Pittenweem in that time despite it being so close to us. I never expected the festival to be so big! The festival runs from 1st-9th August... View more
Bowness-on-Windermere

Bowness-on-Windermere

This time last week we were in the middle of a family holiday down in the Lake District. We stayed in a cottage which my parents rented for the week in Bowness-on-Windermere, a place we've stayed before although last time I had just finished school and was waiting on my exam results! We had a really relaxing week mostly enjoying... View more
York Places // Luxury Ice Cream Company (LICC)

York Places // Luxury Ice Cream Company (LICC)

I'm so glad we came across the Luxury Ice Cream Company when we visited York last month. It's just the cutest little ice cream parlour. Stuffed to the brim with adorable decorations, lots of pink, heart backed chairs, a sparkling chandelier... and that's before you even get to the ice cream! We saved this as a treat for our last day, which... View more
April in York

April in York

It's been a while since we last visited York, over two years in fact. You can read about our last trip here, it was a lot different since it was icy January then and the city had a sleepy feel to it. This time we had some sunshine and lots of fellow tourists since it's April! I'd like to say a... View more
In the Village // Fayre Earth Gift Shop

In the Village // Fayre Earth Gift Shop

I've been meaning to feature Fayre Earth on the blog since we moved to Falkland last year so I'm glad I've finally got round to it! Owned by the lovely Elizabeth, Fayre Earth is easily the most colourful shop in the village, filled with locally made, recycled & fairly traded gifts.  Fayre Earth sells a fab range of home accessories including my favourite... View more
Cupcakes by Jo Aberdeen

Cupcakes by Jo Aberdeen

Cupcakes by Jo is another place I managed to visit when we were in Aberdeen before Christmas. Owned by the lovely Jo Gale, (who has been running the business for a while but only more recently opened her new shop) this cute wee cupcake shop is the perfect place to pop in for a treat! When you walk in it smells... View more