It's a funny thing - blogging when you live in another country. In Australia, I was backpacking and wanted to remember my journey and share it with others. When you permanently live abroad it enters into debate of 'am I still travelling'? 'what box does it fit in' 'what should I tag my posts'? Is … Continue reading Reflections on A Year Gone By
It's been a busy few weeks...! As most of you know, we made the decision to move to New Zealand in January. It has been no mean feat to finish up working, pack up an entire flat of contents and pack for a significant extended time in a new country! Suffice to say there has … Continue reading Packing Up…
We've been a bit castle crazy recently... It wasn't intentional. It kind of just happened. Dunnottar has been on my list for a long time. I wanted to go and take a picture the same that was on my Pinterest board. Bamburgh has always been luringly enticing, atop a beach and overlooking the sea. An … Continue reading Conquering Castles
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