A Few Thoughts on the Scottish Winter: and the Water of Leith

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

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…