There seems to be a tradition in my immediate family of escaping London around Christmas. We select a location around the UK and go exploring. With family dotted all over the country, we have a great excuse to visit beautiful towns and cities like York, Liverpool and Manchester while also seeing relatives. This year was Chester’s turn. I think I […]


If there’s one thing I really can’t stress enough about this weekend in the Highlands and Islands (like I didn’t mention it enough in my last post…), it was the ridiculously good weather we were having. It was October and while I had come prepared for rain and bitterly cold winds, we had beautiful blue […]

Arthur’s Seat

I love Edinburgh. Maybe an unreasonable amount. I’ve never been in a city I could truthfully say I loved unequivocally before. It’s nicely compact due to its geography, has beautiful, ancient buildings, incredible culture (the anticipation for August when the festival season starts in palpable), has easy access to the beach (still on my to-do […]