Scotland, Family Time And Wine.

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A few weeks ago I decided to book a surprise trip to Aberdeen to visit my parents and little sister. I’ve been really homesick lately and before Christmas my mum was admitted to hospital. I couldn’t make it home at that time and felt terrible.

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I also really needed a break after the chaos of starting a new job, fufilling my blogging duties and Christmas. We usually fly but on this occasion decided to take the train. I’ll be honest though, the initial thought of a 6.5 hour train journey with a toddler gave me anxiety but it was absolutely fine thanks to lots of magazines, toys and a packed lunch.

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On the first night we stayed at a local  Premier Inn. You really can’t fault them for quality and price. The beds are so comfortable! We booked a family room which includes a single bed for Amber.

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Next to our hotel was a Toby Carvery which does a buffet Scottish breakfast for only £3.99. It’s great value but a few healthy options would have been nice.

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The following morning we stayed at my parents for the rest of the weekend. My stepdad always makes the best food, and he cooked up a delicious Thai and calamari meal for us, complete with my favourite Pinot Noir.

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The wine is from Aldi and is the best Pinot Noir I’ve tried so far.

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Another highlight was visiting Cosmos in Union Square again. I’ve mentioned them before but the food is so good and buffets are always good when their is a large group as it caters for everyone. I mainly stuck to the Chinese and Thai section. However I was disappointed by the lack of meringue in their Eton mess dessert.

Overall the break has done me really well, it was lovely to have a mini blogging break, catch up with friends and family and have a housework break.

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1 Comment

  1. olga mitchel
    February 5, 2017 / 11:49 am

    Love the new layout so fresh and easy to follow , and l read more .
    Loved reading of your trip home,so pleased you feel refreshed . So easy to get worn out with all working girls have to do .

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