Snow Day in Scotland

I’m always dreaming of a snowy Christmas, well Christmas in general but especially when it snows. This year, the snow arrived in Scotland shortly after the big day.

My family, the dogs and I drove out to Penicuik House in the Scottish borders for a long walk. I also thought it would be prime opportunity to get some photos of the dogs for this years’ Christmas card – let me know what you think of the below!

Meet Lady and Duffy, our standard poodles. Unfortunately, it was a little chilly for our older poodle Ruby who stayed in the car – wrapped up in a blanket with a bone of course.

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Every grain of grass, leaf, twig and branch was covered in icy snow. With this perfect combo of sunshine and snow, the true beauty of nature and the Scottish borders was easy to capture.

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The dogs loved playing ball in the snow and running around the grounds.

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While the dogs were roaming free, my imagination was going wild. Penicuik House, the grand estate wasย built in 1761 by Sir James Clerk, the 4th Laird of Penicuik and 3rd Baronet. The House was destroyed in a fire in 1899 and it’s shell has only recently been pieced back together. Since then, the family has remained on the estate in the ‘new’ House, leaving the old structure awaiting repair. Glaring into the windows, I could not help but dream of the grand parties, the romances, the stories and secrets that this home once housed.

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We even explored the newly discovered secret garden and all it’s beauty, I leave the photos from inside for your visit or imagination.

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After a long walk in the chilly air, we found a local pub to warm up in and enjoyed some nachos (not for sharing)

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Please let me know which picture I should save for this year’s Christmas card.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Wow I love the pictures! The snow looks so beautiful.
    xx
    Courtney || https://courtneylivin.com

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  2. petra08 says:

    Beautiful photos and am glad you got some food as well! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Harmony says:

    I like the one where your dogs are sitting in front of the house. Such a beautiful place.

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