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Live Adventurously with Go Ape

I'm not the most spontaneous or adventurous person but when I got invited back to do the Go Ape course at Crathes Castle it took me about 12 minutes to scramble the 'tribe' and get it all booked!

Sam, his sister, brother and myself all did the course last year which you can read all about my first impression here (the video is a must watch for the shaky footage alone - it was when I climbed my first tree that I realised that I was scared of heights!). 

Go Ape have 31 locations all across the UK and counting and they have just celebrated their 15th Birthday ( ... happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you). They have 3 locations in Scotland, Aberfoyle home to two of Britain's longest zip-wires, Peebles with some of the highest zip-wires over reservoirs and Crathes Castle in Aberdeenshire located in 240 hectares of luscious countryside with an incredible skateboard infused zip-wire!

Micro Family Days

Family is the most important thing to me, everything that we worry about and stress over really doesn't matter and at the end of the day its who you surround yourself with, it's who your cuddled up on the sofa with at night - that's what/who matters. 

St Andrews, a virtual tour

As you may have seen Sam and I were in St Andrews a few weeks ago for a stay at the Fairmont but we decided to stay on a few days more. St Andrews is a home from home for me as my Grandparents  live there and I used to spend weeks walking around the east sands and in and out of the cobbled streets - it brings back great memories of my childhood. 

I thought I'd do a little catch up post to show you the beauty that is St Andrews, a few of my favourite spots and must see's, from the Historic Harbour to the clear blue seas. 

St Andrews is full to the brim of students and as students come and go, as do they're bicycles. Every corner you turn you're more than likely to catch a glimpse of one.

This is the weekend I enrolled Sam as my 'Instagram Husband', slightly reluctant he soon changed his mind and was snap happy. There were a few mid pose change that are quality, trust me, they won't be making a blog post!

The next two photos is of one of the many colourful cobbled streets that connects Market Street to North Street, I love the colourful buildings.

The Historic Harbour is still a working harbour with little fishing boats to large majestic sailing boats. I used to walk by the boats and along the pier every summer.

One of the many University buildings, if I were a student in St Andrews I'd definitely get lost as the 'campus' is massive. As a kid I always pictured myself studying Marine Biology here, sadly that never happened.

Ah Jannettas, the home of the best Ice Cream I have ever tasted! Whatever flavour you fancy I bet you could find it in here. I went for Banana and Parma Violet - it tasted amazing, even in the rain.

I have to tell you something - I have a thing for front doors - small, tall, wooden and colourful. I think they tie the whole look of a house together. (Sad, I know) But St Andrews is the place for bright doors, very Pinterest worthy.

Cue the typical blogger photo - here are my shoes! I snapped up this photo just after Sam and I had hit Fisher and Donaldson's - only the best baker in Scotland! They do a mean sausage roll!

The East Sands. Even on chilly days you can find at least one brave soul surfing, students attempting to fly kites and all of the dog walkers. I used to go on long walks with my Grandad along this beach along with his two Lassie dogs.

Another glimpse of the delicious ice cream this time showing off Sam's, he went for Banana also and Cookies and Cream. If you are in St Andrews you must go to Jannettas - you will regret it if you don't go.

A view of the pier at the Historic Harbour from the Cathedral grounds, I'd love to have this view on a daily basis.

There we have it, a little virtual tour of my favourite spots of St Andrews.