Who says you need to book an expensive holiday abroad to enjoy yourself!? When one of the most amazing places is just on your doorstep. For the past few years we have spent our summers exploring the west coast of Scotland on our dinghy. We have discovered the amazing islands of Jura and Colonsay and have wild camped in Cruib lodge bothy. There is something fantastic about roughing it for a few days, make-up free! This year was no different as we set sail to uncover some other Scottish hidden gems. Setting off in the evening from Dunstaffnage Marina (just north of Oban) we spent our first night in Loch Sunart. This is the perfect sheltered anchorage when the weather gets a little rough. Our trip consisted of Dunstaffnage - Loch Sunart - Inverie - Sanna Bay - Tobermory and then back to Dunstaffnage. We can't rave highly enough about Sanna Bay! One of the most tropical looking bays we have been to. We can't recommend this place enough.
Some images taken from our first evening sailing. Looking up through the Sound of Mull.
This is about our 20th visit to this most wonderful place. Having come here almost every year we definitely feel like this is home from home. We can't seem to stay away from this place. You instantly feel the Melfort magic! It is so laid back and relaxing. There have been a couple of really sunny days so we have definitely experienced the best of what this place has to offer!
The top highlights of our trip this week:
Having planned a trip to Copenhagen, Denmark back in December it had slipped our mind that we were heading to this colourful Scandinavian country. Last week we packed our bags and hopped on a plane. This was a trip to relax and experience Danish culture. Our main focus was to enjoy walking around the streets of Copenhagen and enjoying tasty meals that the street market had to offer... and this is exactly what we did!
We have listed a few of our favourite things that we did while we were in Copenhagen. We can't rave enough about the Danish pastries that are available to munch on. They are so yummy! A MUST go to if you visit. As it was slightly chilly outside the Botanical Gardens soon became our favourite place to warm up. With the spiralling staircase that leads you up onto a walkway around the top of the greenhouse. It was great to see and experience the plants from a different perspective.
One of our days was spent cycling around Copenhagen. I have to say it is one of the best cities I have been to for cycling. The streets and roads have been designed specifically for cyclists in mind. It is great you feel extremely safe as there are so many other people cycling too. It's a cheap, in expensive and fast way to experience the city. However after seven hours of peddling around the city you soon get a little sore! But very worth while.
Our Top Places:
[Image above: Loch Melfort]
[Image above: Easdale]
Having retuned from our three day adventure on the west coast of Scotland we have to say that this is certainly a magical place. Having visited this part of the world most years it never disappoints. It may seem bias since we are based in Scotland however the west coast really is special. November lived up to expectations and the sunsets were fantastic - definitely colours to take for a snood or bucket bag! It's also the perfect dry weather for walking and exploring. A couple of our favourite spots are the surrounding areas of Loch Melfort and Easdale. A worthwhile visit if you're planning a Scottish getaway!
It's that time of year again… it's the Glasgow School of Art Degree Show 2016. Where the final year students showcase their undergraduate work to students, family, friends and members of the public.
We can't believe that it has been two years since we graduated - how time flies! We loved exhibiting and launching our KNIT KNOT KNIT work in 2014. It gives us great enjoyment looking around the work of the newest GSA graduates. Having graduated as a textile designer we are always immediately drawn to what we know. Therefore the fashion and textile department is always our first stop. The variety of knit, weave, print and embroidery textiles is fantastic to see and it demonstrates the design process perfectly and the newest Scottish talent
We have selected a few of our favourite pieces for you to look at. Enjoy!
DEGREE SHOW 2016
The Reid Building, 18th-25th June '16
Top Image : GSA
Exhibition No. 1
James Casebere - Fugitive
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