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The Celtic life

Updated: Jul 30

As the whole world's gone mad, I'm currently living by an old Scottish adage -

whit’s fur ye’ll no go by ye!

In case you can't speak foreign, this means 'What’s meant to happen will happen'.


The Boyfriend and I find ourselves in Scotland - we left Wales due to a lack of places to stay. 400 miles further north, it's a wee bit colder here but scenically the land is quite similar.

The food, however, is WAY better.

A haggis supper isn't completed without a tin of Tennents

Ironically, we came to Scotland because the lockdown accommodation laws had eased but although there are some places to stay here, annoyingly they're all £150+ per night.


To save money, we've decided to freedom camp as this is legal in Alba (Scotland). After much shopping - and an outlay of a fair few bob - we have our camping gear!

We plan to travel the NC500 coastal route in Northern Scotland for 12 days, staying under Ben Nevis, next to lochs and on the beaches. Admittedly, I've never actually been in a tent but how hard can it be?

Trying out my new Vango sleeping bag

This is a 3 Seasons Bag which means you'd bake alive if you used it anywhere outside of Scotland and the Arctic.


The first thing friends/family say when I mention the camping plans is to watch out for the man-eating Scottish midges. Although I suspect this is pure hyperbole, we've prepared just in case.

The Wicked Witch of the North is ready for the critters

Wish me luck...


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Kelly lives by the philosophy of:

'You're more likely to regret the things you didn't do than the things you did do'.

Which is a good way to giggle about the ridiculous situations she often finds herself in...

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