Friday Favorites: Feb 23/2018

Here is another round of my favorites from this last week. Without much ado let’s just right into it!

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Spending quality time with my mom

As you might have figured out by now, I reside in the blissfully cold Canadian city Calgary. However, all of my family is actually in Germany. So as you can imagine I was beyond excited when my mom said that she could join me on my United Kingdom adventure for four days! In my mom’s terms: It was wonderful! Sadly, I don’t see my family as often as I would like to so it was extra special to have my mom to myself for such a great trip. I can assure you that lots of gossip was exchanged, lots of great food was consumed, and we did so much walking!

 

Hiking in the Scottish Highlands

There was so much hiking as part of this trip. I lost count after five days but my best estimate would be that I covered about over 150 km in the 11 days I was away. The scenery was beyond breathtaking and it was truly the trip of a lifetime. Hopefully, I will be able to get back to Scotland in the future, maybe even move there? Who knows!

 

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The best Scottish Breakfast in Oban

It was a last minute decision to stay overnight in Oban at this cute little bed and breakfast. Turns out that that’s where I ended up having the BEST breakfast of this trip. The owner of Failte bed and breakfast served a scrumptious variety of breakfast options (including eggs benedict, smoked salmon and haddock) but I went with a staple, the full Scottish breaky. You guys, it was so so so tasty. And on top of that he served this blissful freshly baked sourdough bread (homemade!). If there is one thing I appreciate it is a great piece of bread, unlike the bread that is commonly found in North America, bread has to be thick, dense and chewy. Of course, the owner of this great B and B was German, which explains the bread and attention to detail. I would highly recommend to stay at his bed and breakfast if you are in the area.

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Coming home to this guy

While away my puppers Archer was staying at Sleeprover in Calgary. It is a really amazing place to take your dog for day care and to stay for an extended period of time. You actually get a report card every day and can check out their Facebook page to see pictures of your dog playing around. The other place we tried prior to Sleeprover was highly rated as well but a disaster. You know it’s not a good place when your excitable dog does NOT want to go to daycare. At Sleeprover it was quite the opposite, as soon as we got him checked in he was taken from me and didn’t even look back at me! The reunion involved some cuddles and puppy kisses, and of course treats.

 

That’s all I have for today, as usual I am rushing to get ready for work now! Stay tuned for some more updates on my Scotland adventures.

 

xoxo Carrie

 

 

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