July Daily Snap Day 13: Road Trippin

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Today we tested out our new sat nav (ahead of our visit to Pitlochry next month, which will be the longest drive we've done in our car) and drove through to visit B's sister who lives near Stirling.  The journey there and back was soundtracked by Now Dance, with us having a wee singalong to some 90's classics (I was a bit distressed to discover that I can't remember the Saturday Night dance....kept getting it muddled with the Macarena!).  The views on the way into the town B's sister & her fiance live in were amazing - they have a stunning hilly backdrop, it felt like we were out in the country, even though it's only about 10 mins away from Stirling.

After a quick flat tour we all jumped in the car and drove to nearby Bridge of Allan for a pub lunch.  I opted for fish & chips which was yummy, washed down with a Kopperburg Strawberry and Lime cider (I love the Rekorderlig version of this but they didn't have it - turns out the Kopperburg one tastes exactly the same, and they popped a fresh strawberry and slice of lime in the glass which was a nice touch).  

With no room for the ice cream we'd earlier planned on having we went for a little wander round the town in the sun, doing a bit of window shopping, before jumping back in the car back to the flat for some teas (water for me.....how people can drink cups of tea on hot days like this is beyond me!).  Before we headed back to Edinburgh his sister introduced us to the horror that is Strictly Baby Disco.....needless to say it was one of the most disturbing things I've watched this year (little girls in makeup completely freaks me out....it reminds me of scary dolls!).

Now safely back home we're planning a quiet night in in front of the TV.  We stopped off at the supermarket on the way back to pick up some chocolate and I also got myself a frozen berry daiquiri (after B's sister mentioned that they were on offer just now) - so looking forward to drinking that later!

If you're wondering what the Daily Snap series is about check out this intro post.  You can also read my day 12 post here.


  1. i love Pitlochery & i used to go up there with my family for day trips :) can't beat a wide area of scottish scenery either with cute little pubs & villages thrown in :)

    the frozen strawberry daiquiri sounds amazing - what supermarket sells this ? :)
    & kopperberg & Rekorderlig are both excellent choices of alcohol to wash down fish & chips :P
    sounds like you had a fantastic day out :)

    1. I got it in Morissons but they also sell them in Tesco (the brand is called Parrot Bay)! :) x

    2. Aww thanks for letting me know :) xx

  2. I'm half Scottish but have lived in England my whole life. I'd love to go on a few little road trips like this and explore a few places here and there!

    Kopperberg have a rather delicious Elderflower and Lime cider, I highly recommend it! :) x