*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
Unless you have been under a rock (or, more likely, under your duvet hiding from the latest antics of that twunt with a shite hair-do in North Korea and that other twunt with an even shiter hair-do in the USA) you will have seen that the brand spanking new bridge linking Edinburgh (at the town… Continue reading Going Forth! The Queensferry Crossing
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…
(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…)
People who know me well are aware of my excessive obsession with love of the Isle of Skye. I mentioned my passion for this place in my recent blog post about Raasay (which is an island reached by a wee ferry from Sconser on Skye) – and this is the first of what I am sure… Continue reading Skye: The Fairy Pools
It’s been a week of ups and downs in Let’s Talk Scotland Towers (aka Tiny Flat on Shit Street). Ups: I have just had a week off on holiday from work. Yay! This has involved a lot of eating and drinking (well, far be it from me to be unoriginal); catching up with friends (which… Continue reading Wee Walk + Big View = Refreshed Brain
Oban is one of those places I went to a cajillion times as a kid and have very fond memories of. Incidentally, that includes us and our Grannie spotting a drunk guy asleep on the beach. Being pecked by seagulls. In the early afternoon. In the rain. The town – on the west coast in… Continue reading Oban. Oh Man.
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…