Posts tagged Aberdeen

Go Ape

Last weekend I visited Go Ape with a group of friends. The Go Ape site nearest to Aberdeen is in Crathes Castle, about 40 minutes drive from town.  After signing in at the centre and reading the rules of the course, our harnesses were fitted and we spent around half hour with our instructor Dave who showed us how to use the clips attached to our harnesses so that we would be safe on the course. We all climbed on to the practice course to make sure we could work the equipment and were then allowed onto the actual course. Go Ape Crathes CastleGo Ape Crathes CastleGo Ape Crathes Castle Go Ape Crathes CastleGo Ape Crathes CastleThe course was made up of a series of ladders to climb up into the trees, rope bridges, tunnels, Tarzan swings and zip wires. There were instructors watching from the ground but we were able to go at our own speed around the course which was good as I was able to take lots of photos without holding anyone up! The Tarzan swings and zip wires were a bit daunting as you have to just step off a platform into nothing (obviously you are still attached to the wire…) but it was brilliant fun! I’d love to go again and I think it is a great day out for all ages! There are Go Ape centres dotted round the UK in 29 locations  and it costs around £30 for the treetop adventure.

We went to Crathes Castle a couple of hours early to have a look around the castle first so here are a couple of photos….Crathes Castle Crathes Castle

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Instagram Round Up #12

Instagram1. My sister has lovely hair :-)
2. Bought myself a cute cactus.
3. Belated Easter cupcakes.
4, 5, & 6. Day trip to London.
7. Yummy macaroons!
8. Picnic in sunny Aberdeen.
9. Lunch time gingerbread man.

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Instagram Round Up #5

1. Halloween nails.
2. Tasty Maltesers hot chocolate.
3. International Street Market in Aberdeen.
4. Lunch in Giraffe.
5. Nick enjoying his Pic ‘n’ Mix before going in to see Skyfall!
6. Fireworks on the beach.
7. Suprise from Nick when I came in from work on my birthday!
8. Super cute cupcake bath bomb.
9. Pearls from my mum & stepdad for my birthday :-)

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Help – Accommodation Needed in Aberdeen?!

I had a really lovely time in Kos and will get round to posting photos as soon as I have some spare time!

Right now I’m going to ask for your help.  I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned before but I am moving to Aberdeen with Nick to start my first graduate job.  The job starts on September 3rd and we will be in Aberdeen for 6 months before moving to Kent.  We’re having real trouble finding a flat to rent and lots of the letting agents we’ve spoken to have been very unhelpful.  We’ve been told that there are more people needing flats than flats themselves so presumably they are being let regardless of how helpful the letting agents are!

We’re moving up from Cardiff which is making it difficult to arrange viewings.  We thought about flying up for a day next week but all of the viewings we had made have now been cancelled as the properties have been let already!  We’ve been searching for weeks and weeks now and are starting to get a bit desperate.

I thought maybe if this post gets tweeted and shared around we might be able to find a landlord or agency that could help?!

Here is a list of what we are looking for:

  • Modern, 1 bedroom flat
  • Furnished
  • 6 month lease
  • Walking distance to the city centre (we’ve been told Rosemount and Union Grove are good areas)
  • Parking
  • Up to £700 per month
  • We are non smokers and have no pets!

We’d really like to have a flat sorted, with the deposit paid, before our trip to Thailand – we’re leaving next Friday.

I’d be so, so grateful if you could tweet or share this post in some way.  You can contact me through Twitter @hels89 or email helena@helenasblog.co.uk.  Thank you in advance!

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