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…
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
In the last couple of years, I have started spending time on (cue dramatic music) The Other Side Of The Bridge. By this, I mean over the Forth, from Edinburgh to the Kingdom of Fife (no, I dunno why it’s called a “Kingdom” – what am I, Wikipedia?) and – more specifically, Dunfermline. Up until… Continue reading A Non-Fifer’s Guide to Dunfermline
The title will make sense in a minute – maybe… I think it’s fair to say that I have a “love-hate” relationship with Edinburgh, the place I live in, and have done – almost to the day! – for 20 years. For those of you who read my very first blog post, ending up as… Continue reading Nae Tubes, Nae Trains, Nae Buses, Nae planes…
To the tune of the Prince classic, natch. This post is about the utterly stunning island of Raasay, which lies between the west coast mainland and the Isle of Skye. What. A. Place. Let me start with this: I am completely and totally in love with the Isle of Skye. At last count, I think I’ve… Continue reading “Could you be…the most beautiful isle in the world?”