This year, I spent part of the solstice weekend exploring Aberdeenshire near Monymusk.
Most Corkonians will have childhood memories of being dared to bounce up and down on the Shakey Bridge.
I took advantage of a sunny winter Sunday and walked the Deeside Way between Milltimber and Peterculter on the outskirts of Aberdeen.
I booked a trip to Budapest and spent three days moseying around the city enjoying the local sights and food.
Growing up, local lore had it that the golden angel on St Fin Barre’s Cathedral had fallen off its perch twice, and when it fell for the third time it would bring about the end of the world.