Adventure Time, Family Life

Back to the homeland

February 16, 2013
My husband is from a small historic town called Banff in the North East of Scotland, he was raised here and all his family live in the town also. Because this is the place we started our life together I would class this as my adopted home town too.
This area of the world is well known for the bitter winter and snow but it is also a beautiful place to be, I took a few snaps of the area whilst I was there to show you how different it is there to the Middle East where I now live. Most of my readers are International and won’t know where Banff is or what it looks like but they do say a picture tells a thousand words. (Is that the right phrase? I’m disputing it with Bob just now but you get what I mean…)

Banff is well known for the history in the area and the first castle was built in 1163 AD to protect from Viking invaders. It has it’s own harbor and well known for fishing amungst several other things.

The history is still there if you look closely, sometimes very closely. Like this for example- A hotel dating back to 1801 is now a take away pizza shop.. Or the stables for the horses belonging to the castle is now a pub on Low Street.

This is hubby at the door to ‘Home Bakery’, even the doors are tiny here!

Me hanging out with the Turra Coo

This photo is from my neck of the woods near Inverurie but you will get the jist of the cloudy weather and there is still even some snow left on the ground.

Sometimes it’s the little things you miss from home that make you smile, I’ve never thought before about why this post box is in the wall but it’s really sweet and humble looking.

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  • Reply Marinab February 17, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    Lovely to see your photos – hope you weren’t too cold. We’re from Strichen living in Al Ain UAE (wannabe Oman dwellers though!). Keep up the good work on your great blog!

    • Reply The Duncan Adventures March 2, 2013 at 3:10 PM

      Thank you Marinab for your comment, it’s always nice to hear from fellow Scots. How are you enjoying the UAE? If you get the chance to come to Oman I can guarantee it’s a great place to be 🙂

  • Reply kapil February 17, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Fried Mars bars are the only thing that will complete your trip.

    • Reply The Duncan Adventures March 2, 2013 at 3:11 PM

      Ha ha, oh no that makes me feel ill thinking about it! I don’t know why the Scots like to deep fry everything, I heard recently about deep fried ice cream :-O

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