Is it spring yet? What? No?! It’s only *mid February*?! How can that even be possible?! I’m sure I’m right in saying that January was at least 14 or 15 weeks long, yes? Winter in Scotland can be a bit challenging. It’s dreich, it’s cold, it’s icy – and if you’re anything like me, you… Continue reading A Few Thoughts on the Scottish Winter: and the Water of Leith
Boxing day. The day where the majority of people are overcome by food / drink regret, before saying “ach fuck it” and opening another “family” sized bag of crisps or getting stuck into the leftover trifle. I’m not going to add myself to that group today. Well, what I mean is that although I will… Continue reading ‘Tis (just about still) the Season… Let’s Talk Scotland’s Reflections on 2017 (Part 2)
No, don’t stop reading before you even start! This isn’t going to be some pishy, hippy, wanky look back at a year in which I have been “blessed” or “found myself”, or a reflection on how *another* year has flown by and I’m one step closer to death (although, that last bit is very true).… Continue reading ‘Tis the Season… Let’s Talk Scotland’s Reflections on 2017 (Part 1)
I am hungover* today. To be honest, this has been a bit of trend for the last few weeks. November was pretty much an entire month of one Lovely Thing after another. It started with a week in sunny Lanzarote (the main themes of which were awesome scenery, much cheese eating and very cheap, very… Continue reading Beer and Cheer! The Campervan Brewery
*Rolls up sleeves and prepares for a sweary rant – you have been warned* Hallowe’en is almost upon us! For those of you who live in cute country villages or neat suburban streets, that means welcoming the wee weans from the local area all dressed up in “scary” costumes crafted by them with the help… Continue reading The “Let’s Talk Scotland” Inevitable Rant about Hallowe’en
Last Saturday I fulfilled a lifelong dream. Well, maybe not “life long” – let’s say, a dream I’ve had since I started boozing (though that’s not as snappy). I visited the world famous (?!) Wellpark Brewery in my beloved city of Glasgow. Before we get to the visit itself, a wee bit of background of… Continue reading All Hail the Big Red T!
A few weeks back I blogged about the Edinburgh Festival (take a look here if – heaven forfend – you missed it) and last weekend I had the pleasure of attending another of Scotland’s annual festivals: Bloody Scotland. Now, this is not a festival of moaning as the name might suggest (eg “It’s raining again:… Continue reading Bloody Scotland: Bloody Brilliant