I was born and bred just outside of Newcastle city centre. I have the Geordie accent, never lost even after years of living elsewhere. I have the renowned Geordie ability to venture out in freezing temperatures minus a coat. What I’ve realised I don’t have is a great grip on the local history of my… Continue reading The Victoria Tunnel, Newcastle.
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
Sorry for the cheesy title, I couldn’t resist. Luckily for me, the title of this post is heavy on cheese but light on irony. It was indeed, a very sunshine-on-Leith sort of day on the day of our visit. In fact, it was one of the nicest weekends we’ve had so far in our time… Continue reading Sunshine On Leith & Woodland Creatures
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
Day Four in Orkney took us, after a bit of drive and seal-spotting, to the pretty town of Stromness. If I tried to write a travel diary style post about it would go something like this: got there, wandered about a bit, dog barked at a few people everyone, saw a few things, headed home for… Continue reading Orkney Day 4: Reasons to Love Stromness
Fun fact. Did you know there’s only two seasons in Orkney? Six months of Winter and six months of bad weather. That’s not really true, of course, but someone said it to me when I said I was planning a trip up there and it stuck in my mind. On the third day of the… Continue reading Orkney Road Trip Day 3: War & Peace
The second day of our trip got off to an early start. I’d like to say because we were super organised and really keen to get going. Truth is, we got an early wake up call from our big and bouncy six month old German Shepherd. Moral of the tale- if you value a lie… Continue reading Orkney Road Trip Day 2: Scottish Mainland to Orkney Mainland.