This week we were treated to an absolutely magical mini-break to Skye.
It started with a pit-stop for a few days essentials at Earthy, then we took to the road and drove the 230 miles from Edinburgh to Grant's House in Carbost, through the icy mountains of the Cairngorm's and plenty of Highland lochs.
Skye at this time of year is spectacular, and what awaited us were snow topped peaks, hauntingly beautiful open wasteland, and some pretty confused looking sheep!
Of course it wouldn't be Alright Treacle if there wasn't plenty of delicious fresh food and drink, including black pudding poached eggs, game sausage gratin, kale and chicken salad, bacon, brie and walnut pastry, and Mexican eggs, as well as elderflower and bergamot g&t's (it's our new favourite tipple!).
Excursions away from our hillside nest included a trip to Portree (a somewhat desolate port-town that is perhaps more impactful in the warmer months), a tour of the Talisker Distillery - a popular Scottish whiskey producer, that uses the fresh mountain mineral water of Skye to make their eye-watering blend's, and a quick stop en route home at Eilean Donan Castle (above).