Alladale Wilderness Reserve – Escape to the Highlands

The anticipation was killing me. Knowing what lay ahead was filling me with pure elation. The only thing standing in my way was a four hundred and thirty nine mile drive. An arduous journey of endless cats eyes, concrete, potholes and empty packets of Haribo. Travel sweets are usually shared but on this occasion my … Continue reading Alladale Wilderness Reserve – Escape to the Highlands

Unseen Italy – Behind the Scenes

As travel blogging is new to me, my initial thought was to write down everything that happened on a daily basis. What did we do, where did we go, what we ate etc. It became apparent that when reading through what I wrote, it was boring. I’m sure that millions of bloggers and writers have … Continue reading Unseen Italy – Behind the Scenes

Too good for lessons?

Fishing is, as far as I am aware, one of the only sports where as a general rule, people do not get lessons. Why? Why is it that so many fly fisherman will not get lessons? "Everyday is a school day!" This comment was put on a short film showing one of the best casters … Continue reading Too good for lessons?

With love from Mrs. Management

Dear Country Dad, In response to your blog The Fisherman's Wife - Mrs Management dated 13th February, I feel it's only right to respond on behalf of all the fishing widows out there. Yes, I married a fisherman. Not John West or Captain Birdseye but a salmon fisherman and that is a very different matter... Early in … Continue reading With love from Mrs. Management

No such thing as bad weather…only bad clothes @ The Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Thank god the snow's finally starting to clear in my part of Yorkshire. It's been four days since leaving the house and I'm finally FREE!!! The blisteringly cold winds can claim responsibility for the endless snow drifts and me not being able to leave the house. If you've read through my previous post you may … Continue reading No such thing as bad weather…only bad clothes @ The Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Extraordinary Africa – See Africa your way. Proud to be Associated & Support

EXTRAORDINARY AFRICA Our service and experience, your extraordinary adventure Extraordinary Africa creates unique African adventures, hand crafted for each traveller by our friendly experienced team.  If you need to know the perfect spot for your sundowner, where to go if you just have to spot a leopard on your safari, and which beaches you can … Continue reading Extraordinary Africa – See Africa your way. Proud to be Associated & Support

River Ure Salmon Trust – Support The Revival of Yorkshire Salmon

It is with great pleasure that I can announce Country Dad's support for the River Ure Salmon Trust.  Please show your support by joining the River Ure Salmon Trust and bringing this stunning river back to life - RUST Membership For more information on tackle and fishing the Ure please contact me via E-mail Me The Ure … Continue reading River Ure Salmon Trust – Support The Revival of Yorkshire Salmon

Uniquely Scotland – Proud to be Associated. See Scotland the right way!

There are travel companies and then there is Uniquely Scotland. This is truly a unique way to see one of the most beautiful countries in the world and what makes this company unique is owner and director, Archie Stirling-Aird.          I have known Archie since we were twelve years old and can safely say … Continue reading Uniquely Scotland – Proud to be Associated. See Scotland the right way!