Of mice and men is one of my favourite novels, especially to teach. I love it for its shock ending, but more than that I love it for its reminder of how far we have come over the past 80 Years. There are many things wrong with society at the moment, and in some ways … More Some Things Never Change…
…is one of my favourite words, but I’m beginning to suspect that it isn’t quite all it’s cracked up to be! Having come up with an amazing, viable plan, that became immediately unviable as soon as my grown up (Adam) explained the real world to me, I kind of want to tell serendipity to … More Serendipity…
“I cannot believe two things: one, that kids these days are such little shits in this part of the world, and two, that within minutes of re-entry into my native land I’m as aggressive and mean as everyone else who lives here” As a teacher, I am far too painfully aware of the foremost point … More ‘Would I ever be though?’: A Review of Sarah Alderson’s “Can We Live Here?”
Recently I spoke of our difficult decision regarding the cancellation of our Californian roadtrip and how the uncertainty regarding America’s upcoming election had played some part in this. In my other life- the one where I have to stay still- I was presented with this. Written by a 12 year old girl in my English … More Terrible Toupee
After what, weddings and travel aside, has been a fairly terrible year, we’re hoping to ring in the New Year in Edinburgh (our third visit this year!) for Hogmany. Our other plans include 5 nights in and around Iceland in February (brrrrr). A fortnight in Canada around Easter to visit our friend who moved out … More A New Plan?
Our visit to the Isle of May: Okay, so when I say ‘we’, I obviously mean Adam. I was left to team up with another tourist and use keys, coins, and whatever else we had to hand, to prise him from his self-imposed prison cell. There were a definite few minutes where, on either side of … More We got locked in a toilet… but did we finally see puffins?
There has to be a reason why I’ve returned year-on-year for more than a decade, and it’s not just because it’s a great reason to catch up with my oldest friend. 1. The Location: No-one can deny that the city of Edinburgh is absolutely stunning. With its incredible architecture, history and monuments, not to mention … More 10 Reasons Why I Love Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
“Kim” I grunted back. Verbally swatting away this wasp that was dragging me, kicking and screaming, from a fitful sleep. The best I’d enjoyed all trip. “Kim” Still hushed but more urgent now; I recognised it as Adam. “Huh?” I’d managed to form an almost word this time. Of which I was altogether too proud. … More A special treat in the Cairngorms
There seems to be something about being out of our comfort zones, that means we feel like we’re indestructible, untouchable, immortal. As can be seen in this photo: . . . . . . . . . Can’t see it? How about now? Now? The girl on the left was trying the scramble down the … More Why do new locations cause us to lose our shit?!
Despite having so much to say about our most recent trip, I have been unusually quiet: this is for one reason. Because we returned to a laptop with minimum keyboard function. Typing a blog without most of the numbers and half of the letters actually working is, unsurprisingly, incredibly frustrating! We’ve had to buy an … More Scotland: moody, brooding and bleak, but undeniably beautiful.