Resolutions for 2019

Resolutions that you could make for a happier 2019.

New Year’s resolutions are a perfect opportunity for all those who have been unable to start making the changes that they said they would make next week, next month, or perhaps when winter starts.

We’re not overly ambitious when it comes to these things; We err on the side of caution, choosing resolutions that we know are realistically achievable. The point, after all, is self-improvement, not disappointment.

Below is a list of some ideas of New Year’s resolutions that relate to many topics. Each one of these would make an admirable resolution that not only would improve the quality of one’s personal life, but also that of the planet. Some of these we’ve already implemented in the past, while others we intend to.

These resolutions have the potential to create a better world, we are certainly in desperate need of that.

#1: Don’t look at your phone when you are spending time with family. Extend that to friends. Train yourself to leave your phone in your bag, instead of putting it on restaurant tables.

#2: Ride a bike or walk for trips under 5 kilometres (3 miles).

#3: Buy no new clothing. Teach yourself what it’s really like to make do with what you have.

#4: Read more books. One per week is our goal this year.

#5: Be kinder to yourself. Stop judging at yourself.

#6: Be more patient. The best way to practice patience is to make yourself wait. Most of all, just relax and take deep breaths.

#7: Be more spontaneous. Take the leap and dare to be different.

#8: Go to sleep earlier, and at the same time every night. It’s amazing how many things in life will improve thanks to this.

#9: Spend time outside every day. It doesn’t have to be a lot, but it does have to happen every single day.

#10: Host friends in your home at least once per month. Board games, pot luck, breakfast, afternoon tea, you name it. The point is to build community while spending minimal money.


October and its colourful party

The arrival of autumn shades the Scottish landscapes. A festival of colours invites us to enjoy the most beautiful games of colours that make this dance of colours unique, where ochre, yellow, red, green, purple and brown are the soul of the autumn festival. The Scottish countryside makes you this special invitation where all your senses will open up to new experiences. In House of Mark we offer you all the comforts to fully enjoy that dance of colours that are balsam for the soul. Come and enjoy it! You will be our special guest!

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Come and enjoy it! You will be our special guest!

Perfect Scottish getaways

Leave behind the heavy luggage of the stresses of everyday life and get ready to enter one of the most beautiful places in the Scottish countryside with unique sunrises and sunsets, fresh air and magical landscapes. If you travel alone, you have the opportunity to rediscover yourself, calm your spirit and energize your life. If you travel in company, it’s the opportunity to reconnect and deepen your affections. House of Mark Cottage is the ideal place where you can start that unforgettable experience. Welcome!


Enjoy romantic getaways in the countryside whilst being surrounded by nature and wildlife. Here you’ll find the perfect setting for getaways in Scotland


The Journey Begins

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At House of Mark Cottage, you’ll find the perfect setting to enjoy some alone time with your loved ones in Scotland. So, why not take a look at our cosy cottage and stunning location, and start planning your perfect Scottish escape.

The Water of Mark

Here, in Angus, you can explore nature trails and discover the abundance of wildlife. We invite you to head into the glens and soak up the views of snow-capped peaks, tranquil lochs and rushing rivers. Also, you might catch sightings of local animals like red squirrel, golden eagles and red deer.


In our cottage you can cosy up by the open fire with a bottle of wine

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Or, you can lie down on the bed, staring up at the twinkling stars through the huge roof window

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton