A glutton for punishment

Is a term that suits me quite well I believe! I’ve been toying with the idea for a while, mainly because those couple of winter pounds is starting to become a spring stone. I think I’ll always be a little bit chunky. I’ve never had the ballerina build. As one of my colleagues calls it, … Continue reading A glutton for punishment

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Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock…

via Daily Prompt: Noise Noise, is a funny thing. That old song that brings back a quaint memory from the past which you can’t help but smile about. The sounds of the birds reminding you that nature is all around. That one noise tick tick tick that always drives you insane and you’re not quite … Continue reading Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock…

Commando Memorial at Fort William

The Commando Memorial is a Category A listed monument in Scotland, dedicated to the men of the original British Commando Forces raised during World War II. Situated around a mile from Spean Bridge village, it overlooks the training areas of the Commando Training Depot established in 1942 at Achnacarry Castle. Unveiled in 1952 by the … Continue reading Commando Memorial at Fort William

Everybody looks, but not everybody sees.

You don’t have to travel far to grasp the opportunity to find a beautiful place. Quite often we have weekends where we only have a few hours free which means we can’t utilise the van as much as we would like to and I’m sure you have weekends like that too. But, were here to … Continue reading Everybody looks, but not everybody sees.

Only the Scotch can make Scotch proper Scotch… Right?

This is a must for anyone who likes a wee dram of whiskey **In best Scottish accent** Even if you’re not too partial to whiskey I’d still say it’s worth a visit! Set in the quiet yet picturesque town of Fort William at the foot of Ben Nevis lies the distillery. It opened it 1825, … Continue reading Only the Scotch can make Scotch proper Scotch… Right?

How to build your travel blog into a successful brand 

A really interesting read from one of my favourite travel bloggers. lots of hints, tips and tricks on here. Really provided myself and Tom with some food for thought!

Little Grey Box

When I started Little Grey Box I gave no thought to it ever being or brand and I had no idea how to turn it into one. For the first few years, I floundered. The website was a mess, disorganised and haphazard. Since going full-time with it, Matt and I have put hours and hours of work into building Little Grey Box into a strong, successful brand. We’ve learned a lot along the way, through trial and error, research and talking to other creatives and entrepreneurs. Building a strong brand creates trust in your readers and is key to helping your blog grow. To help aspiring bloggers out there, I wanted to share everything we’ve learned about how to build your travel blog into a successful brand.

1. Understand what you offer

Before you can start building your brand, it’s essential you have a clear understanding of what your…

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We’re going on a coo hunt!

We’re going on a cow hunt! We’re going to find a ginger one! We’re not scared! It was THE best day! The day we got to go looking for some Ginger Highland Coos! And we certainly weren’t disappointed! Now, where did we find these lovely animals? Glen Nevis! We followed the long windy road through … Continue reading We’re going on a coo hunt!

Can technology really continue to advance as much as it has over the last 50 years? – Responses!

Over a week ago, I posted an article titled ‘Can technology really continue advance as much as it has over the last 50 years?’ where I detailed an office discussion I had been involved in. You can read it here. Since writing this, I have stumbled across a series on Netflix called ‘Black Mirror’. I … Continue reading Can technology really continue to advance as much as it has over the last 50 years? – Responses!

You slept by Lidl?

Yep, we certainly did and I can justify every single reason why too. We have received the odd few comments asking where we stayed in Fort William on Friday night, to which numerous people have said ‘You went to Fort William and the only place you could find to stay was the carpark by Lidl? … Continue reading You slept by Lidl?

The Yellow One VS The Beast from The East!

That’s right, The Yellow One is going to go on a mission to get from Preston to Fort William. Why I hear you ask? Because the driver is a fearless adrenaline junkie. That’s why. Most of the country has had days of snow and now we are battling ferocious winds as the Beast from the … Continue reading The Yellow One VS The Beast from The East!