Whenever I'm in Aberdeen I don't seem to venture much further than Union Street/Square. We're normally too busy shopping or going to the cinema to appreciate the rest of what the city has to offer and now that we can do everything under one roof (Union Sq) we don't even bother going to the beach any more! So the morning after a night out we decided to make the most of the sunshine and head to Duthie Park.
It's been done up recently but to be honest I can't remember what it was like before, so I've no idea what's new! I love that you can go out in pedalos - reminds me of taking rowing boats out on the lake in Central Park. We had a walk around the winter gardens which house lots of pretty, exotic plants. I loved the Japanese gardens, but not so much the Arid house (full of cacti, covered in spider webs. Not my fave)! The turtles and fish ponds made up for my traumatic spider experience though!
I took my new scarf out for a spin for the first time so kept the rest of my outfit plain and simple. Black blazer, black vest top and little denim shorts. Easy summer dressing. Gordon picked out this scarf from the Alexander McQueen AW13 collection for my birthday, because the skull detail reminded him of our trip to the catacombes in Paris. He couldn't of done better if he'd tried! Sarah Burton took inspiration from religion and churches for this season's looks and the cathedral print on this scarf marries in beautifully. It's a classic, wearable item that will be a staple in my wardrobe for years to come!
We had nipped into M&S on the way so stopped for a picnic in the park. If you haven't already, you have to try M&S Spanish style chicken with rice, butter beans and piquillo peppers! I love it. The park is a great place to just relax in the sun and do a bit of people watching. We lost count of how many times some poor runner went past us, she looked knackered!
We finished off our picnic and then moved on to Codonas. When I was younger we'd always go bowling at Codonas whenever anybody had a birthday party! Nowadays they have the crazy golf as well so we decided to give it a go. I love the pirate theme! #bigkid
Obviously I won. Gordon is no match for my crazy golfing skills! We'd made a bet before we started playing so I claimed my prize at Soul - oh yeah! The perfect end to a fun day.
What are your favourite fun things to do in Aberdeen?