I do love a good nosy around other peoples’ homes. You can tell a lot about someone from the décor they choose, the artwork on the walls and the knickknacks scattered about.
Our café critic has travelled the country in search of the perfect scone…
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Scone Spy was on Aberdeenshire’s leafy Royal Deeside for this latest green-fingered outing.
There's a saying that nothing brings people together more than good food. And on my latest little jaunt, I begin to realise there could be some truth in that statement.
Scone Spy: Oh we do like our tea beside the seaside… and Largs cafe The Bagel Basket is the ideal spot
Bagels really are the underdogs of the bread world.
When it comes to originality and innovation on the scone scene, there’s nothing ditsy about this little eatery in the pretty town of Elgin.
The little waterfall tumbles through woodland and down the hillside. In the branches above, colourful Tibetan-style prayer flags flap in the breeze.
Food and music are a classic combination and, while Scone Spy’s musical tastes can accurately be described as eclectic, my playlists will always include Mumford and Buns, Macaroon 5 and, my all-time favourite, Ian Brownie and The Scone Roses.
There’s nothing like a good walk for working up an appetite. And, boy, had it been a good walk.
The Scottish summer, like a savoury snack in Scone Spy’s kitchen, doesn’t last long. So, when I awoke to a beautiful blue, cloudless sky recently, I decided to take full advantage.
It’s only after you grow up and face a life of responsibility that you realise how carefree and innocent your childhood was.Simple pleasures like building sandcastles, riding a bike and flying a kite brought so much joy.
I often feel there are too many choices in life – especially when it comes to deciding on where to eat.