Category Archives: Things to Do

Return to the Sensory Corridor

By: A.C. On a recent visit to the David Welch Winter Gardens at Duthie Park, I was a bit alarmed to see that the Sensory Corridor, had been “ renovated” and the herbaceous perennial scented pelargoniums had been removed , only … Continue reading

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Adventure Holidays

By A.C. Holidays are always parts of our lives that we will remember, either for all the right reasons, in how much it was enjoyed by everyone, or the wrong reasons and the disaster that it turned out to be. … Continue reading

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The Story of Nairn

By: B.B. I have become familiar with the town of Nairn on the Moray Coast in recent years, but it’s always a pleasure to revisit old haunts. Nairn is a Victorian seaside town favoured by Charlie Chaplin, who apparently was … Continue reading

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Spring in Stonehaven

By: A.C. The weather on Easter Sunday 2015, was benign sunshine and warmth. So my wife and I decided to drive to Stonehaven for a walk along the front. Stonehaven is one of those jewels in the crown of Aberdeenshire … Continue reading

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Stoneywood Path

By: A.C. Walking along the Riverview Park Walk at Dyce/Stoneywood, can be a bit of trial in winter, as the path areas which are tarmac are not salted, cleared of leaf debris or cleared of run–off soil or debris from … Continue reading

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Back To The Winter Gardens

By: A.C. Last year I wrote about the changing flower beds of the Winter Gardens at Duthie Park, Aberdeen. And followed that up with another show of photographs later in the year. Although I have visited regularly since, The Winter … Continue reading

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Holiday planning in Ross-shire.

By: A.C. Recently my wife and I had a few days break in Ross–shire. I could have turned this piece into a rant about how online booking guarantees no favours, despite assurances that one’s disability is respected and a suitable … Continue reading

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Safe Swimming

By: G.F. I am very fortunate that my mother got me used to water in the swimming pool when I was very young. Many Sunday afternoons I swam in the Bon Accord Baths (B.A.B) on Justice Mill Lane, Aberdeen including … Continue reading

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Return to the Winter Gardens.

By:A.C. Here are some of the latest pictures from the ever–changing flower–beds and greenhouses of the David Welch Winter Gardens, Duthie Park, Aberdeen. In the Entrance Hall, Victorian Corridor and elsewhere, there are hundreds if not thousands of Malaysian Busy … Continue reading

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Macduff Aquarium

By: A.C. The news recently has been a bit non–stop catastrophe, cataclysm, war and threats of war. So when I heard of a wee bit of odd news from Macduff Marine Aquarium about the dogfish there laying a “double–yolker” Mermaid’s … Continue reading

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Spring Has Sprung

By: A.C. Spring has arrived.  How do I know that? Well, on taking my constitutional walk at the River Don, I was watching House Martins feeding on insects beside early blossoming trees. Taking photographs of House Martins is not easy … Continue reading

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The Great Tapestry of Scotland

By A.C. The Great Tapestry of Scotland is a work of phenomenal organisation. Read about it here, and even listen to MP3 about the Tapestry and how it was made. So when the Tapestry was transferred from Edinburgh to Aberdeen … Continue reading

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Winter Gardens All Year Round.

By. A.C During the year I like to visit the David Welch Winter Gardens at Duthie Park on a fairly regular basis.  I can take my time, and I certainly use the many seats and benches in the greenhouses there. … Continue reading

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Making Nature More Accessible : Wildlife Walks In And Around Aberdeen

By: A.C. I enjoy getting out and about when the weather allows to easily accessible, and preferably flat, woodland, riverside or beach walks. Donmouth Nature Reserve at Aberdeen Beach is quite forgotten in my opinion.  The rough area just off … Continue reading

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