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Scottish weather is a complete mystery. Sun can’t be guaranteed in summer and snow can’t be guaranteed in winter; you just never know what it’s going to be like outside. Deciding what to wear when heading out can be problematic – we can’t always rely on the weather forecast.

Yesterday, the weather forecast said it was to be dry and sunny, so I jumped on the chance of a drive to Arrochar for a small hill walk. When I got there, it was pissing down. Typical.
(Tip for walking in Scotland: Always bring waterproofs!)
Thankfully, it dried up later on and it ended up being perfect walking weather!

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Speaking of being prepared for the weather, in January, I was not prepared for the snow. Luckily, it only lasted for 2 days (thank GOD) and on one of the days, I enjoyed a stroll in Balloch Park, watching everyone sledging while everyone pelted each other with snowballs.

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The vlog from both of these days will be linked at the end of this post.

Here are the rest of the photos:

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Also stopped at Firkin Point, Loch Lomond on the way back from Arrochar.

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Balloch Park

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jan faves

I’m slightly freaking out about how quickly January passed us. What the hell?!

The end of the month calls for a new favourites video; but first, here’s a wee sneak peek of some of the things I’ve been enjoying!

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I’m interested in all things to do with Everest, so I loved this. It’s about the 1996 Everest tragedy and it’s INTENSE. The book also intrigued me because Jon Krakauer wrote Into The Wild – another of my favourites!

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My friend Emma bought me a scratch map – how cool is this?! You scratch off all the places you’ve been to and it’s great inspiration for deciding where to travel to next.

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loved this film when I went to see it in the cinema (although the projector stopped working halfway through and when the movie finally came back on 20 minutes later, it was restarted half an hour before we left off). As usual, Leonardo doesn’t disappoint.

What are some of your favourite things from last month? Leave a comment!

To see the rest of my January favourites, make sure to watch the video below!