My last post was about traveling with kindness. If you missed it, find it here. I’d love you to have a read. Thinking about how the Covid -19 crisis would change the travel industry inspired that post. Every aspect of our lives has been affected. The world isolated and locked down. The travel sector, dependant… Continue reading Goodbye, Fast Travel?
You’ve probably heard of a Tale of Two Cities, but what about a City with Two Tails? Stay with me, this is going somewhere, I promise. I’m a dog lover, always have been. But since we moved back to the UK and added a dog to our family, I’ve been reminded that dogs really are…well,… Continue reading Edinburgh: A Tale of Two Tails.
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
Where ever I travel, I like to adopt things. Not animals or children, I’ve enough of both to keep me going for the foreseeable future, but traditions, local made goods, drinks , food. Especially the last two. Those who know me will know that I like a little bit of something sweet now and again … Continue reading Sweet Treats From Scotland
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
Edinburgh is a city bursting with things to see and do and the centre is definitely worth exploring. But Edinburgh, like many big cities, is basically a series of villages. And it’s worth making use of the frequent and inexpensive public transport to head out and explore the suburbs. The affluent area of Morningside is… Continue reading Wild West in Edinburgh.
Yesterday was the first of December and that means two things. Firstly, Silly Season is officially underway and pretty much anything can be justified with the phrase ‘oh go on then, it’s Christmas’. Secondly, it’s time to begin the Christmas countdown by opening a door each day on an Advent Calendar. But it’s not just… Continue reading 24 Doors of Advent in Edinburgh
Blowing the dust off this blog of mine to share my first impressions of the city I now call home- Edinburgh!