This year we decided that we would try to do as much as possible of our Christmas shopping locally, which meant that a trip to Arran by ferry was called for!
So, on a glorious winter morning last week we headed down the coast and set sail.
Crisp, blue skies, snow-capped mountains, calm seas and glorious scenery not a bad combination for a shopping trip :)
Arran is a veritable hive of crafty activity and one of my favourite destinations is the Arran Aromatics factory shop, where we stocked up on loads of their island-made gorgeous smelling goodies.
Next up, a visit to the Arran Brewery to stockpile a selection of their great beers for the thirsty hordes who will descend upon us at Christmas :)
Now, whether I will be able to taste the difference when the pudding is finally served I have no idea, but I am just over the moon that I have at long last managed to tick off everything on the long list of Christmas Pudding ingredients for a change.
Now wasn't that a very pleasant way to spend a Christmas shopping day! Hope your Christmas shopping expeditions are equally as enjoyable.
not many have to go on a ferry to do their shopping! mind you with my sea sickness it would not work for me. Loving the sunset spoectacular and you now have your barley wineReplyDelete
You are certainly embracing your new surroundings Fiona. See you next week.xReplyDelete
Sounds like a wonderful expedition!ReplyDelete
Sounds like the perfect location for Christmas shopping! Awesome sunset photo.ReplyDelete