On the outskirts of Edinburgh, just between the place where the city peters out and the open space of the Pentland Hills begin, lies the Secret Herb Garden. The garden was created by Hamish and Liberty, who wanted to create something special that blended their love of herbs, good food and all things vintage. The… Continue reading The Secret Herb Garden, Edinburgh
Anyone who’s ever done a bit of travel or exploring with a family, especially one with a mix of ages, will know that there are some days that just don’t come together. Real life gets in the way of best laid plans. And when that happens with my family, the best solution is to get… Continue reading Gorgie City Farm
If you google the phrase ‘health benefits of getting outdoors’, you’ll get about 155,000,000 results, and the consensus seems to be that getting outside is good for you. I am an absolute convert to this way of thinking. I firmly believe that time spent outdoors has a direct positive impact on physical and emotional wellbeing. But,… Continue reading The Glasshouse Experience @ Edinburgh Royal Botanic Garden
Blowing the dust off this blog of mine to share my first impressions of the city I now call home- Edinburgh!
May is (was…this post is making it out long after I’d intended!) National Walking Month, the month when we are encouraged to ditch the car and get out to walk. Walk to school, walk to the shops, walk when we normally wouldn’t, walk for the sheer pleasure of it. I’m a huge advocate of walking,… Continue reading National Walking Month: Walk With Me.
If you visit Disneyland Paris, as we did recently, it’s very easy to stay within the confines of the park and your hotel. But to do so is to miss a trick, as just a few minutes drive away is Val d’ Europe. And its worth a look. Wondering why ? . Well… It’s Accessible.… Continue reading Seven Reasons to Visit Val’d Europe & La Vallée Village.
I am not known for being a great lover of Christmas. It’s not that I don’t love Christmas, I do. At Christmas time. But I find it really hard when the whole festive package is being peddled from Halloween, if not earlier. Thus far, I haven’t embraced the season very much either at home (apart… Continue reading Hello, Christmas!