An August Catch Up

Thursday, September 12

I fell off the blogging band waggon - I just didn't have the bandwidth for blogging. It's good to take a break sometimes but instead I just felt frustrated that I wasn't getting to sit down and write posts and take photos which is one of my favourite things to do. I'm doing well this week so hopefully the spark is back - I don't want to be one of these bloggers constantly apologising and promising to be more consistent. 

Today I thought I'd share some of the things I did in August and some snaps I've taken on my phone.  We have been out and about most weekends enjoying the last of the summer warmth which has been nice.

Booking Our Florida Holiday

We couldn't resist the lure of some Florida sunshine so we are going back this November - just under a year since our last trip. We are flying into Miami, driving up to Orlando then spending the last part of our holiday in Miami. I don't think we are going to do the parks this time unless we get any good deals on day tickets but any Miami recommendations would be appreciated. 

A Trip To The Devenick Dairy

I love the burgers and sausages from a local farm called the Devenick Dairy - they have a stall at the farmers market so I always make sure to stock up but one Saturday we decided to go to their farm shop 'The Tin Coo' near Portlethen. We stocked up on some goodies - the strawberry jam and black pudding sausages are particularly good - and said hello to the animals!

A Weekend Away in Newcastle

One Friday we were sitting at work trying to decide what to do at the weekend... a few hours later we were in the car on the way to Newcastle. We booked the Staybridge Suits in the car on the way down and honestly it was the perfect weekend. We visited the Baltic, drank cider in the sunshine and had a lovely meal at Gusto but most importantly we chilled. 

A Trip To Crathes Castle

Crathes Castle is another favourite place of Aberdeenshire locals when the sun is shining. We decided to visit one Sunday for a wander round the grounds because the weather was so glorious. Then we visited 'Fits the Scoop' in Peterculter for the most delicious ice cream because we deserved a treat. 

Lobster Searching in Johnshaven

I've already mentioned this in my weekend post but on the final day of the month we got up early and went searching for Lobsters in the holes in the rocks at Johnshaven. Sadly we only found small ones but it's a fun thing to do anyway - I just need to get more confident climbing over the rocks. I'll have to wait until next year now though. 

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