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My husband and I have recently enjoyed a weekend away in the Scottish Borders for our second  Wedding Anniversary. We stayed at http://roulotteretreat.com/ This place in so magical, its set in a wild meadow with idyllic views of the Eildon hills. The Borders towns and surrounding areas are full of Scottish history, you will never fail to be entertained, there is so much to do. We had a lovely walk along the river tweed and enjoyed a afternoon walking in the Eildon hills. If you have never been to the Scottish Borders you must go its a beautiful area. This is a beautiful time of the year so colourful and green, all the electric bright colours I love to paint.

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We have arrived back from an intoxicatingly beautiful trip through the wonderful Outer Hebrides. Travelling from South Uist to Harris and then onto Skye. The untouched natural landscapes, fantastic idyllic beaches, and growing farmlands showed us a way to relax by stopping time and allowing us to recharge our batteries. A very inspiring trip, filling me with new ideas for paintings.

We enjoyed the second good day on the slopes of the season, unfortunally the snow this year has not graced our mountains. We did however have a cracking time fighting with the tows and wizzing down the runs. Spent a lot of the time on my bottom so feeling a bit bruised but satified that my skills have improved. We are looking forward to Les Deux Alps later this month woop woop.

We enjoyed an evening of history, dancing and ghost stories in Duror Bothy, the birth place of  James of the Glen. James Stewart was hung for a murder he did not commit. His trail and execution was the most famous miscarriage of justice in Scottish legal history. The forest walk of three kilometres to the bothy is in a magnificent setting, tucked in below the towering Beinn a ` Bheithir. The Bothy is cared for by the Mountain Bothy Association, it has a wood burning stove, table and seating area and  raised platforms to sleep on. A truly enjoyable and liberating outdoor experience.

Winding down after a fun weekend in Aviemore. We enjoying some stunning views of Loch Morlich and headed to the top of the Cairngorm Mountains on the funicular railway. The views were stunning. The skies were clear and the winds crisp and cold, a perfect winters day. The fantastic views with cloud invertions and glistening sunshine reflecting on the frosty ground filled me with inspiration, i cant wait to sit infront of my easel.

Hi everyone! It’s been a hectic week having just come back from an inspirational trip to the great crags of our Island’s highest mountain, but I’ve been working hard to shake off the fatigue and get some of my paintings in a state in which i can upload them. Watch this space…