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View from the Room: Hilton Garden Inn, Aberdeen

View from the Room: Hilton Garden Inn, Aberdeen

Location Incredibly central, next door to John Lewis, which, as it happens is the only ugly building in this fine Granite City. From here you can walk everywhere and even the beach is only about 25 minutes’ walk. Parking There is very limited parking and if you grab a spot, it stays yours for the […]

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View from the Room: Stirling Highland Hotel

View from the Room: Stirling Highland Hotel

“Not many schools get turned into hotels, but not many hotels have an astronomical observatory on their roof’” This is one of those dream-come-true moments. Tucked away below the castle, we stopped by this grand hotel a few years ago when in an effort to get away from the dullness of staying in Fort William. […]

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Edinburgh April 2016

Edinburgh April 2016

The (at least) annual visit to Scotland had us in Edinburgh in April, thanks to the post-Easter sale of first class Virgin trains. This time we stayed central, just across fro the old town at Ten Hill Place Hotel and discovers cheap and cheerful local Indian café, 10 to 10 in Delhi. Also we were closer […]

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Road trip: West Scotland

Road trip: West Scotland

For this year’s August Bank Holiday trip to Scotland, we decided on exploring the sunny west coast, and sunny it was! For starters, the welcome at our hotel bed and breakfast is 5*. I now know why hospitable people prefer to own B&Bs rather than hotels; they are not ‘governed’ by hotel standards and can […]

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Glasgow: coffee, ‘tea’ & Yelp

Glasgow: coffee, ‘tea’ & Yelp

My third August bank holiday in Scotland so that makes it a bona-fide tradition now. This is my first time in Glasgow though when I haven’t gone to work on my book, which is completed and sent to an agent (waiting response before sending it the next on this month). Instead this is one of […]

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Adventures in Scotland – Aug 2011

Adventures in Scotland – Aug 2011

It fits that I should start the editing process of my book in the same city I start writing it, 16 months ago. Having said that, these few days are more of a ‘Worliday’ as coined by San Sharma of Enterprise Nation fame. This is a perfect mix of work and play or in my […]

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Adventures in Glasgow-August 2010 Part 2

Adventures in Glasgow-August 2010 Part 2

Sunday I miss breakfast at the hotel. I don’t like eating early, before 9am but it’s there for the taking. I just don’t know where the time goes. I’m looking forward to Sunday afternoon tea today at Cup, scene of gorgeous lunch last time but I’m not hungry enough. I delay until Monday, when it’s […]

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Adventures in Glasgow – August 2010

Adventures in Glasgow – August 2010

Another jaunt to Glasgow for book writing, this time for 4 nights so word target is 7000. Bean Scene visits Cresswell Lane, West End 4 (each morning) Woodside 2 Kelvin Grove 2 (nearest to hotel) Which one do I love most? I think it’s fair to say I love Glasgow now. It’s because I stay […]

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Glasgow May 28-31st 2010 (Part Two)

Glasgow May 28-31st 2010 (Part Two)

Light Rain Breakfast is included and although I’m not one for early eating, I’m not one than can resist food either. I feel a little self-conscious walking into breakfast with a kilt-like skirt, probably not the best choice for an English girl in Glasgow. I’m a little irked that the waitress assumed I did not […]

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Glasgow May 28-31st 2010 (Part One)

Glasgow May 28-31st 2010 (Part One)

Book Writing, Round Two It’s a bank holiday so I must be in Scotland. I’m going for my second book writing trip (that’s first book, second trip). The train is just as busy and this time I have a table seat but quickly realise there’s three distractions on three seats right there. Unfortunately that wasn’t […]

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