On my most recent visit, I took a stroll with a friend along the waterfront from Leith to Newhaven – some of it pretty, some of it interesting and the rest, well let’s just say it is the price we pay for living in a working city and not just a tourist fantasy land. Our … More Edinburgh – lunch review (not an obvious recommendation)
Edinburgh is my second home – I have lived here longer than any other place (apart from the small town I grew up in) and it’s where my actual home is, the one which I own. Although it is currently someone else’s home as it’s rented out to help fund my travels. When there is … More A traveler’s problem – being a visitor in your own home
For a few months the only ‘job’ I had was to make sure I was in a good place to watch the sunset and ‘kiss another day goodbye’. Slowly backpacking my way down the West coast with no plan or timetable this was my marker each day and each day it was different, I never … More California Sunsets – the best in the world?
These are all special for numerous reasons – the impact the piece had on me, where I was, who I was with, the amazing lunch I ate just after I had seen it – you know, the usual stuff. As the Porto artists stated in their dispute with the Mayor’s anti-graffiti squad (see final entry) – … More Top 5 Pieces of Street Art
Lately I’ve been feeling a little listless a tad rootless even. I’ve been on the road for nearly three years and for the first time I am beginning to wonder if it is time to go home. I know I am lucky, privileged in fact to live this life. I even have a flat I … More Is there no place like home?
On my inaugural solo travel trip, I got caught in an incredible thunder storm one day and so I sought sanctuary in a tiny tapas bar, obviously. Watching the storm thunder by I realised that I had no idea what day it was. I had recently left an office job and was used to being … More Mojito Monday – a solution to a wonderful travelling problem
Being a solo traveller I have often, inadvertently, been the third wheel of many a romantic date. Drinks whilst watching the fountains in Las Vegas – I’ll be sharing the table with you both, tuc tuc ride for two up a mountain – budge over I’m coming with you, romantic evening watching the sunset in … More Love & the solo traveller – an apology
There appear to be two types of people in January – those who make new year resolutions and are excited about new beginnings and challenges and those for whom January is a cold dark month of blues and being skint. Every year I try to be one of the positive types. This past week I’ve … More January – a series of false starts
Blimey, I’m a lucky bugger. This year, for that bit in between Christmas and New Year when no one knows what day it is and we can still have chocolate for breakfast, I’ve escaped and I feel so lucky. At the last minute, I booked a little cottage in Roslin village in Scotland with a … More A couple of days of pure Hygge in Scotland
I have given considerable thought on how to close this chapter on my Paris adventure and decided the best way was a round-up of all my favourite Paris related puns that I have discovered. Paris, I fell for you 2. Someone just jumped off the Point Neuf – he must be in Seine 3. Existentialism? Don’t … More Puns from Paris, with love x