Domi's travels

Whiskey tour in Aberdeen

Posted on: 29/06/2017

Finally the day came my mom & I would leave to Scotland together with our 2 best friends Chris & Agnes! We got invited to go to Relay for Life Peterhead so we were glad we could join Chris & Agnes on this invitation!

We had to get up at 3AM already because Agnes would pick us all up at my place around 4AM as we had another 2hr drive to Amsterdam Airport to take our plane to Aberdeen!

The flight only took 1h30min so it went by very quickly.

 

After we passed border control and got our bag we finally got to meet our friend Fiona who was waiting for us! She’s the Senior Local Fundraising Manager of the UK Cancer Society.

First we got some lunch next to the beach which had a great view even though it was very rainy and foggy.

After lunch it was off to the whiskey distillery of GlenGarioch (pronounced Glengeerick) where we got a tour how their distillery made their local whiskey!

We also got to taste 2 kinds of whiskey but as I’m not a whiskey person I declined but I did get a tiny bottle with me with each kind to take home with me so my mom got to have extra as those bottles were for her too 😉

After the tour we finally got to go to our friend Lorraine where we would have dinner!
She’s the chairwoman of Relay for Life Peterhead.
Was so great to finally meet her! She’s a crazy person but she’s very sweet and fun to hang out with so I was happy to finally meet her in person!
While we were waiting for Joyce (vice chair of Relay Peterhead) to arrive we got to know each other first and talked about how we organize Relay’s here in Belgium and what differences there are between Belgium and UK Relay’s! So we learned a lot from each other already on such short time!

Right before Fiona had to leave she gave Lorraine a package that got send to her from the USA for Lorraine so she opened that and we got pictures with it all together! It was a huge blanket made from different T-shirts from the US Relay’s! Pretty jealous of it myself actually, so I was glad to take a picture with it 😜

Right before we got dinner Lorraine and Joyce had a surprise for us! They showed us our costumes we would be wearing on Saturday during the dress up lap and boy did we get surprised!!! The theme this year was Sweets and since we’re from Belgium there’s 1 obvious choice for us to wear of course…. CHOCOLATES!!!
So they made us Chocolade boxes for us to wear! And let me tell ya, it is NOT easy to put those on so they had to help a lot before we got into it but we managed😂😂😂😂

For dinner we had yummy salmon made by Lorraine’s friend!

After dinner we got to go to the field where we would see where the Relay would take place that weekend and when we got there we got another big surprise! They had a huuuuuge banner made for us as a welcome present! Totally crazy and unexpected but we were sooooo honored😘💜

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After we walked around the field they brought us back to the hotel so we could have some rest as we were very tired from travelling the whole day so we had some drinks in the bar before we got to bed

Great first day in Scotland but we were glad to get to the hotel and put our feet up😉

xoxo
Domi💜

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