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.
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
I’m taking a deep breath before I write the following statement. Here goes: I’ve always loved to travel, but I used to think the UK was a bit second best. Don’t get me wrong, I always knew there were some nice places in the British Isles, but I definitely thought going abroad was better. Holiday… Continue reading Rediscovering The UK: Berwick & Eyemouth
First things first, what is a Kelpie? A Kelpie is a mythological creature that can be found in the lochs and waterways of Scotland. Said to have the strength and endurance of ten horses, they are most often depicted in equine form. So, being a myth…where did I find one? Not one but two, in… Continue reading A Visit to The Kelpies
Q) Where in Glasgow can you simultaneously time travel and go to France ( sort of) ? A) Glasgow Cathedral. Disclaimer- it only works if you’re a dedicated Outlander fan with a vivid imagination. So the opening question is just a bit fun but Outlander fan or not, and however vivid your imagination, Glasgow Cathedral… Continue reading Visit to Glasgow Cathedral
I recently took a day trip to Glasgow with my eldest daughter. Our introduction to Glasgow started before we’d even left Edinburgh ,as we met a Scottish man on the train who’d emigrated to Sweden and was home for Christmas. We got chatting, as you do, and he swiftly informed us Glasgow used to be… Continue reading Tombstone Tourism @ Glasgow Necropolis