Guest post for the wonderfully welcoming and luxurious Seasgair Lodges in the Cairngorms National Park
I’m not talking about magic like Hedwig delivering an unexpected letter (although I wouldn’t say no, never too old for Harry Potter right?) I mean the magical moments that simply fill you with delight. Like laughing until your stomach hurts with your best friend, a wee red squirrel flinging a nibbled pine cone at you, cresting a ridge to a jaw-dropping view or cosying up together with the perfect hot chocolate. These are the memories that keep you smiling decades later.
FOMO has a lot to answer for (that’s Fear Of Missing Out, for anyone who was about to go google it.) Often we get so distracted with all the things that the rest of the world thinks we ‘should’ go see on holiday, that we rush around to tick things off and just plain knacker ourselves.
The Cairngorms is such an incredible place to explore, with beautiful opportunities for active fun and magic around every corner, but do it your way. Just because something is there doesn’t mean that you have to go see it, unless it is something that will bring YOUR kind of magical moment that you will have time to enjoy.