60,000 lights, 26 arches, 19 metres high, 25 days, twice a night, that would be Edinburgh's 'Street of Light' Set to a background of synchronised choir music which changes each performance, this event is luring tourists and locals out to see what it's all about. A predicted 250,000 people are expected to attend. Mum and … Continue reading Edinburgh’s Lights
Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater...!' Do you know the origins of this phrase? I learnt the answer to this on our recent trip to the Scottish Mining Museum. The museum on my list for a while, we finally made it there last Sunday. Our second attempt, the first we were too late … Continue reading Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater?
That need to explore hasn't left me... I am still shocked by how much of my own country I haven't seen...! Since returning, I have been doing my best to rectify that... As far north as Dundee, to Blackpool and Croome in the South, to trying to cover a bit more of Edinburgh's bounds... A … Continue reading Wonderful Wanderings
I'm not going to lie, the first few days being home were probably the hardest. I've read blogs, talked to people, came back with with pretty low expectations but it was still hard... A feeling of being completely lost and that you're not meant to be there... Unable to identify with the general, random, day … Continue reading Reflections on a Month Gone By
There is currently a memorial called 'A seat to Savour' in Perth's cultural centre in tribute to those in Western Australia who have died in road accidents in the last year. Who will not make it to Christmas lunch. One hundred and fifty four seats surround a long table at its centre. These seats represent … Continue reading A Christmas Seat To Savour