Sunshine Blogger Award

Recently, I’ve had the honour of being nominated for a Sunshine Blogger Award by my lovely partner, Nanny Maryanne. I cannot thank her enough for including me in this and for giving me an opportunity to show you guys a more about me. If you are ever in need of tips and tricks about caring for your newborn/young children, she is the one person to go to, so please feel free to visit her blog!

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How to Pass an MOT Every Time

For the majority of time, this is a travel and photography blog. But what is the essential tool that gets you places through your travels and your photo assignments? The car of course! In the UK, and I presume in most places around the world, every car is liable to a yearly inspection, so that you ensure it is safe to use on the public roads. Here, in the UK, this inspection is called an MOT Test (Ministry of Transport Test).

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The Devil’s Pulpit – How to Take an Amazing Photo!

Welcome back to My Saturday Drive! It has been a while since I posted a blog but we are back now. Let’s kick off the first post of 2019 with what I think was the best shot I have ever taken and how I got to do it! With this post, I hope to inspire you to get out there and enjoy the process of finding amazing places to photograph.

I would like to note that this is something that anyone visiting Scotland can and should do and if you live around the Glasgow area, you can do it any time you want.

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9 Reasons to Visit Scotland in 2019

Scotland is an amazing country. From beautiful scenery to some of the kindest people in the world, Scotland is slowly becoming a really popular tourist destination. Maybe you’ve seen it on social media, or, maybe you’ve heard it in the news, but Scotland, particularly the Highlands and the Islands, is now on Lonely Planet‘s top places to visit for 2019.

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What It Is It Like To Live In Scotland

As I get more and more involved in the world of traveling and photography around Scotland, I can’t help but see more and more people online starting to become interested in what it is like to live here. Β 

I moved to Scotland almost 8 years ago, from Romania. I studied Biochemistry at the University of Glasgow and went on mini adventures as many times as I could, in an attempt to see as much as I could of this place. Inevitably, I couldn’t help but fall in love with this country. The culture, the landscapes, the roads, and, most importantly, the people, make this place a wonderful place to be. Keep on reading to find out more about what I think it’s like to live in Scotland.

 

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How To Do a Scottish Weekend Getaway – North Coast 500

Autumn has come and is almost gone. As we sit at our desks, pondering what excuse to give the boss to leave a bit earlier today, we can’t help but wonder where all the time has gone.

It feels like summer was only yesterday. You can still feel the sun’s warmth on your face and the grit of the sand between your toes. You look up from your desk and realise, although it’s 3 o’clock in the afternoon, it’s almost night time. In the blink of an eye, autumn has delighted us with a splash of colour and crispier mornings and almost vanished entirely, leaving trees naked and one thinking about the better days.

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Ford Fiesta 1.0 Review – The Best Car to Tour Scotland

Call me biased, but I think Scotland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world because of its culture, heritage, and scenery.  As someone who really likes driving and exploring, I feel like I am spoiled for choice here and if money and time weren’t an object, I would happily cruise around Scotland for years to come and still find new and exciting places.

With this in mind, one can’t help but ask themselves the question: what is the best car to cruise around the beautiful roads that this country has to offer? Is it one of the big three supercars: Lamborghini Huracan, Ferrari 488 or McLaren 720s? Is it the absolute “Beast of the Green Hell”, the Mercedes AMG or the precision instrument that the Porche GT3RS is?

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Drummond Castle Gardens

There is no question about it – I am a summer person. To me, nothing can replace the long days, the warmth of the sun and the general feeling of freedom and “holiday mode” you get between the months of May and September.

For the majority of the time, even here in Scotland, summer is a wonderful season where nature gets to showcase a lot of its beauty and glory and makes it really easy for anybody to get outdoors and spend a lot of time surrounded by the elements, something that I am a huge advocate of. You don’t need high end climbing equipment to enjoy a small to medium sized Munro, parks are available galore to go for walks with friends and family or even enjoy a nice ole barbeque and beaches are literally everywhere in Scotland to help you escape the daily city life.

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Driving to Iona and Mull Part 3

Previously, in Part 2, we made our way across Isle of Mull, from Craignure to Fionnphort. Then, we took a short ferry and arrived on Iona and we were greeted by amazing weather and spectacular scenery. Exploring the island took us the whole day and due to your favorite blogger’s numptyness for not wearing appropriate footwear, although sad to wave good bye to this extraordinary place, we were glad we caught the last ferry back to Mull, where our accommodation was for the night.

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Driving to Iona and Mull Part 2

Previously, in Part 1, our journey took us from an early morning in Glasgow, across some wonderful roads, all the way to Oban. From there, we jumped on one of the most scenic ferry rides ever and at about 10am we touched down in Craignure, on the east side of Isle of Mull.

There is something different about being on an island. All of a sudden, you can’t help but feel like you are cut off from the rest of world. It is a strange yet exciting feeling of being on foreign land, uncannily similar to the normal surroundings on mainland. Architecture is almost non existent and instead, you are surrounded by hills and forests for as far as the eye can see. Cars and people become far scarcer and you are left feeling like a colossal stone was just lifted off your heart. You breathe in, relax and enjoy the view!

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