Scotland is my home and has been for over 20 years but it was not where i grew up or where I was born. Its is my husbands place of birth and also my kids, close friends and My mother.. but not my father or sisters.
I made the decision to come here when I was 15, from my home in Canada and I don’t regret it but would love to one day return to my place of birth for a while and show my kids when they are old enough to understand and appreicate it for the beautiful place that it is. I hope that this day comes sooner rather than later, although both children have been over but they are too young to remember it unfortunately. Until then, we have my second home and their first, to experience and live in.
I am very much in love with Scotland and its people, but certainly not the weather but I think the other two outweigh that and I want to take some time this summer to explore the places that I still haven’t been too and also re visit the places I have spent time in and loved. One of these places would be Stornoway. This is the most beautiful Island with equally beautiful people and we are lucky enough that we have many friends up in this part of Scotland that we can visit and stay with.
It was never unusual for me to pack thunderpants into the car at 05:00am , to catch the Ullapool to Stornoway at 10:25 and drive the 200+ miles just to go and visit friends for a few days whilst the husband stayed in Glasgow to work but I ama bit of a free spirit and spontaneous , so it was never anything that took much planning.
Their beaches are some of the mid stunning that I have ever had the pleasure of seeing, better and more beautiful than those abroad. They aren’t overcrowded at all and it’s not unusual to just outch
The drive up North never gets old with me and I never tire of the views at all. I wish that I could spend a bit more time in the smaller towns like Kingussie, Dingwall, Gairloch and head up even further to Achiltibuie and the Summer Isles.. we spent some time there visiting my sister when she was working up in one of the hotels and it was absolutely stunning. I always wanted to be one of those families who could tour the North in a motorhome and just decided on a day to day basis, what to do and where to go.. no agenda as such but a relaxed time taking in things like views, food, getting a feel for the town and people and enjoying the experience.