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.
Dawdling away from Skye’s famous fairy pools, bitterly disapointed having been unable to wild swim due to being feasted upon by what seemed to be a convergance of the entire island’s midgey population, I turned to Adam. “When did holidays stop being about rest and relaxation and food and start being about going and doing … More When you became a traveller
Day 1 of camping in Scotland and we’ve already had to cave and book a hotel room. Wind weather warnings + torrential rain + Glen Coe are not a wise mix!! As you can see: We’ve already seen a caravan smashed to smitheries, presumably having been blown off the road! Thankfully everyone seemed fine and … More A change of plan already!
Despite over six months, about 200 Word documents pages, and innumerable websites worth of planning, we have finally made the ‘mature’, but gutting decision to cancel our California trip. At a time when we should be searching for and booking cheap flights to LAX, we are instead hunting down the best mortgages and despite having come into … More A Sacrifice, a Loss and a Plan at Last
Sitting in my lounge this afternoon, watching a rerun of ‘Jon Richardson Grows Up’ on All 4, I had an epiphany. One that I touched upon in my very first post in my Background section: I have a major conflict of identity. And that- I believe- is something that contributes to my mental health issues. … More “When I discover who I am, I’ll be free”