The Let’s Talk Scotland Edinburgh Festival(s) Survival Guide. Well, kind of…

As you will have picked up if you know me / read my blog, I am a resident of Edinburgh – and have been for twenty years. Over those two decades, I have developed a love / hate relationship with the behemoth that is the Edinburgh Festival. This year’s began a week or so ago… Continue reading The Let’s Talk Scotland Edinburgh Festival(s) Survival Guide. Well, kind of…

The Let’s Talk Scotland Guide to Scottish Wildlife (aka how to epically fail to spot it…)

(Before I start, a quick note: unlike most of my blog posts, the majority of the photos in this one are not mine – they have been nicked from ‘tinterweb (from sites where you’re allowed to do that – I checked!). The reason for this will become apparent very shortly… – – – Scotland is… Continue reading The Let’s Talk Scotland Guide to Scottish Wildlife (aka how to epically fail to spot it…)

A castle in Edinburgh. No, not that one…

If you live in Edinburgh you simply can’t get stressed about the tourists. Actually, scratch that. That’s bollocks. Of course you can. I’ll try that again. If you live in Edinburgh, you simply shouldn’t get stressed about the tourists. The fact is, this city is a very popular destination for people from all over the world. It’s… Continue reading A castle in Edinburgh. No, not that one…

Beautiful Food in Beautiful Places – Number 1: The Shorehouse and Handa Island

As previously explained here, I am not the best at restaurant reviews. Don’t get me wrong – I love food. Actually, that’s an understatement of significant proportions: I’m the sort of person who whilst they are eating a meal is planning the next one. And, I’m not afraid to admit that I do get a… Continue reading Beautiful Food in Beautiful Places – Number 1: The Shorehouse and Handa Island