I’m Dawn-Marie and I live on the south-west coast of Scotland in beautiful Ayrshire.
Scotland is a very popular place to visit, but living here can mean that I don’t get to explore my beautiful country as much as I would like.
“Why?” you ask. Well, work, family and the Scottish weather can take over your life.
You’ll have heard the saying “it rains all the time in Scotland”.
Aye … that could be true, four seasons in one day is becoming very popular here, but what an amazing experience. Who wants to be burnt toast all the time? Not me.
We do have some lovely weather too though, honest! I want to share with you what a magical, breathtaking place Scotland is.
I try to visit new places when I can. I love going somewhere I’ve never been before, sometimes that can be close to home!
I hope you enjoy my photos and stories, a teeny wee snapshot of Scotland with my family.
I should also mention that writing my blog started out as a whole new challenge for me. I’m not a trained writer but something inside me wanted to give it a go.
I remember writing a diary when I was a teenager, a long time ago … Writing on paper back in the days was great therapy for getting everything out of my head! I also loved to write poems and stories.
Photography is also my passion, mostly all my own work apart from the photos I’m in of course. Sometimes my husband might capture a better photo than me so I might use it too.
I hope my stories inspire you to get outdoors, explore what’s on your doorstep and beyond. Don’t forget to visit bonnie Scotland.
Scotland on film
As well as writing and photography, I’ve been having a go at creating videos. It has been so challenging. I’ve made lots of mistakes along the way. I suppose this is the best way to learn and improve. I upload my videos to YouTube and Facebook if you fancy a look.
I’m not brave enough to talk to the camera, so you’ll be watching beautiful scenery, with relaxing, thoughtful music and sometimes a brief glimpse of me.
If you’re looking for help and advice on anything about Scotland you should definitely join VisitScotland’s iKnow Community where I’m proud to be an ambassador.
You’ll find a wealth of information and advice ranging from:
- planning and practicalities
- understanding Scotland
- eating and drinking
- outdoor and active pursuits
- events and festivals
- arts and culture
- touring and road trips
- a variety of places to stay including unusual sleeps
- exploring Scotland’s cities, towns, countryside, islands and beaches
Also check out VisitScotland’s trip planner where you can plan and bring together all the places you want to visit and also share this with family or friends.
If I can help with anything that you’ve read on my blog send me a message and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.