We recently had a lovely weekend in Aberdeen for our anniversary – I wrote about the first part of our weekend in The Twelve Days of Christmas and Cats in Aberdeen. During our journey we stopped in Fochabers for coffee and cake and discovered that they have a window display competition for Christmas. This was our favourite, drink cans that have been turned into a church choir, complete with sheet music.
The day before we drove across to Aberdeen it decided to snow very heavily but thankfully we were on a main road the whole way so had no problems.
When we got to the hotel we discovered that a friend had managed to get us upgraded to a premium room which was such a nice surprise – I’d already arranged for chocolates and prosecco in the room to celebrate with so it was a great way to start the weekend.
There was a lovely lounge bar downstairs and as it was freezing outside we just stayed at the hotel in the evening and enjoyed some time together in a nice environment.
Ken found a mate to pose next to – I should have got him a matching costume to show off all his muscles.
I loved how this statue looked with the snow – very regal.
The gold mailbox is for Katherine Grainger who won gold in the rowing at the London 2012 Olympics. Every British gold medal winner at the London games had a post box in their hometown painted gold for them.
Beautiful war memorial with the winter sun on it.
We had a good wander round Union Square shopping centre, admiring the lovely Christmas decorations and the shops that we don’t have in Inverness. Loved this waterfall of lights in the front of the centre.
One of the shops had all sorts of things made out of chocolate – they were amazing. Love the shoes and lipsticks in this photo.
Chocolate tools and nuts and bolts.
Chocolate ‘cheese’ and utensils. I was tempted to buy a piece of the ‘cheese’ as I’m sure it must mess with your head having something that looks so like cheese, but is solid chocolate.
This is looking down into part of the shopping centre from a balcony.
We stopped to have a coffee (of course) and I had this very cute little meringue snowman. He was very yummy.
On our journey home to Nairn we stopped part way for a break and took these photos that show the snow looking like icing on these picnic tables.
The cafe had a lovely wood burner for us to sit near – nice and toasty warm.
More snow shots.
Hope you enjoyed this visit to snowy Aberdeen. That was two weeks ago and now there is only snow left on the high mountains – the weather is being very bizarre.
Until next time, be good, stay safe, and I hope the weather is good wherever you are in the world.
Pamela & Ken