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Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Stirlingshire » Falkirk June 19th 2018

kind of touched the soul and kindled my heart ! Visited the famous Kelpies last week in Grangemouth, Falkirk. Always wanted to see them for quiet some time now but only got the chance to visit them last week. Amazing piece of work - majestic towering structures upto 5 stories building high and yet So sumptuously beautiful as well. I arrived at 7pm but due to the Sun-set being at 10pm in June in Scotland the sky was blue. I wanted to see the night view when the lights are on. So waited for a while until it was dark to see the night view of the kelpies. They light up with various colors and on my day it was neon green. It was rather mesmerizing to look at with all that green light lit-up ... read more
Kelpies on my first sight
First sight close up
First sight at night

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Stirlingshire » Falkirk July 29th 2015

We realized it was Wednesday. For us Americans, what promptly comes to mind is the commercial with the camel named Mike. So of course our greeting to was 'Mike, Mike, Mike, Mike, Mike, do you know what day it is? HUMP DAY, WHOOP!' Poor Mike was confused. I found the commercial on YouTube and he got a laugh out of it. He already thinks we are the craziest bunch of people he has met and this helped confirm that. I will give props to Sprint because in the UK we have unlimited text and data. They also seem to have a decent network here so I have been very pleased. Yeah technology! Not t mention there is free Wifi everywhere. As we have come and gone from the hotel the staff has asked us question about ... read more
Road to Falkirk
Boat ride
View from top

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Stirlingshire » Falkirk April 5th 2015

Edinburgh - Falkirk - Stirling - Aberfoyle - Three Lochs Forest Drive - Callendar Attractions: 1. Falkirk Wheel (Falkirk) 2. Kelpies (Falkirk) 3. Loch Menteith, Loch Arklet, Loch Chon, Loch Lomond - Many picturesque and scenic lakes 4. Yummy fish and chips in Callendar Loch: lake in Gaelic... read more
Falkirk Wheel
Falkirk Wheel
Loch Menteith

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Stirlingshire » Falkirk February 24th 2015

Hey Everyone! I'm Laura 😄. This time last year I was planning a trip to India. This indian adventure would change everything for me. Returning from that trip I couldn't wait to see what else the world had to offer and planned another thailand Malaysia and Singapore trip. Well.....that was it for me....stick a fork in me....I was done. So I started planning my great escape! But what to do and where to go? Well years before I had wanted to go to Australia, so it's a good place to start. Then that evolved into a trip to Dubai and a tour of China and Hong kong before i arrive in Australia. I gave up my job as an ITU nurse in a busy city hospital and sold all my things. So that's where I am ... read more
Taj Mahal- wonderful
Myself (left) amd best friends stephanie in singapore
Full moon party Thailand!  2014

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Stirlingshire » Falkirk July 20th 2014

We love going to visit Trish's sister in Perth, Scotland. It's such a wonderful part of the UK and when we are there we like to find different places to explore. This time we went down to Falkirk to visit an attraction we had caught a glimpse of on BBC's The One Show back in April - The Kelpies. For some reason we thought these incredible sculptures were near Glasgow and had been built for the Commonwealth Games but Falkirk is closer to Edinburgh and this had nothing to do with the Games at all. How wrong we were! A Kelpie is a mystical being which inhabits Scotland's lochs and pools. They often take the form of a horse and this piece of Scottish folklore was the inspiration for this unusual sight. When the Forth and ... read more
The Falkirk Wheel
Beautiful Perthshire
The Helix Park

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Stirlingshire » Falkirk June 21st 2014

We all work together in a primary school and one silly day we decided it would be a good idea to walk the West Highland Way. So we are now about to spend the first week of our summer holidays traipsing through mud, scrambling over rocks and boulders, climbing up giant hills while trying to avoid fields of cows, blisters and of course the dreaded 'Midges'. Who had the idea first nobody will admit now. So here we are with a week to go, tired from a busy school term and in need of a relaxing break....packing our walking boots, waterproofs, midge nets, insect repellent and pee ponchos. We usually create a blog for the kids while we are away on residential with them so we thought you could all share our ups and downs as ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Stirlingshire » Falkirk May 28th 2013

Well the Moir man and wife are on their travels again, this time with our two great friends and sometimes travel companions, the Boydies. This is one we all have wanted to do for some time now, Israel. In some ways this seems to have come around very quickly and it's hard to believe that we fly out on Thursday lunchtime. Things are pretty well organised, cases getting there for our 12 nights visiting the main sites across the Holy Land. The blog will be a joint effort and will try to explain where we are, what the country and culture are like while keeping it pretty simple as it really is our diary of this holiday. So there we are, next instalment will probably be at Manchester Airport on Thursday and then daily from then, ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Stirlingshire » Falkirk September 22nd 2011

The weather in Scotland has been a constant talking point among guests at breakfast each morning during our Scottish adventure. One thing is guaranteed, you cannot guarantee what sort of weather you will have on any one day. Today was no different. As we prepared for breakfast there was quite steady rain. By the end of breakfast blue patches were appearing. As we drove through The Trossachs on our way to Stirling and Falkirk the sun was out and the day was warming up. There have been very few days when it has rained all day. We had an enjoyable stay at the B & B in Crianlarich with a very welcoming host. It was a pleasure to enjoy fresh eggs from the hens that wander the grounds of the guest house. As city dwellers we ... read more
Autumn is coming to Forest Hills
Stirling Castle

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Stirlingshire » Falkirk May 30th 2011

Sending 2nd test blog. If you get an email response can you let me know... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » Scotland » Stirlingshire » Falkirk March 1st 2010

Hi folks as promissed a blog has been set up this was the initial leaving the building part of our travels. The planning has been stressful lots of domestics and we eventually got there thanks to all our friends for maintaing our sanity. After several attempts at packing the car we set off on our merry way, will add photos no laughing at the poor Kangoo, heavilly laden with god knows what inside. cause we are still finding things that we didnt think we had packed. Journey was fairly straight forward but long with good company the time passed quickly. The dreaded ferry crossing for me was a delight managed a good sleep true to form ( never lost my sea legs) ... read more
Rear of the year
Bird From Motor Show!!!
No going Back now!!




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