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Welcome To South Queensferry: Our New Home!

Finally, after the absolute riot that 2020 has been, something good happened in our lives. We bought a house! An actual, real, brick house. It's kind of scary after years of travel and seasonal jobs, to be finally settling down in a place we're going to call a permanent home. Settling down? What's that?! Does… Continue reading Welcome To South Queensferry: Our New Home!

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A Festive Photo Friday: Christmas In Edinburgh

And just like that, it's December! I'd been planning to write a Christmas guide to Edinburgh since last Christmas, but given that virtually everything is cancelled this year, from Christmas markets to drinks at the Dome, it seems a little silly to write a post all about things that aren't even happening. Edinburgh is still… Continue reading A Festive Photo Friday: Christmas In Edinburgh

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A Local’s Guide To Leith, Edinburgh’s Coolest Neighbourhood

For the past 18 months, we've been privileged to live in our favourite neighbourhood in Edinburgh, Leith. Leith is the sort of place that feels like its own entity despite being swallowed up by the city long ago to drop its port town roots. There's a community here that you wouldn't expect so close to… Continue reading A Local’s Guide To Leith, Edinburgh’s Coolest Neighbourhood

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How To Spend The Perfect Sunday In Edinburgh

Last Sunday, we took a walk to the other side of Edinburgh's city centre to visit a market, bumped into some friends, took a walk into town with them, and grabbed a hot chocolate with a view of the castle before heading home again. It was, given the storm of 2020, a perfect day. It… Continue reading How To Spend The Perfect Sunday In Edinburgh

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50 Photos To Make You Want To Visit Edinburgh

I'm not going to lie... I've been really lacking motivation recently. Not just for the blog, but for virtually everything in my life. I thought I was okay. I could see light at the end of the tunnel, and I still can, but it feels like we're wading through treacle trying to get there. I've… Continue reading 50 Photos To Make You Want To Visit Edinburgh

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15 Quirky & Unique Places To Eat & Drink In Edinburgh

We've lived in Edinburgh for just over a year now, and in that time I've cultivated a solid list of favourite pubs, bars and eateries. While Glasgow certainly ticks all the nightlife boxes and gets most of the attention on that front, it's for that reason that I'd like to share some of Edinburgh's quirky,… Continue reading 15 Quirky & Unique Places To Eat & Drink In Edinburgh

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2019: My Year In Review

2019 has been all about the next huge step of our lives. It's been about accepting the end of long-term travel adventures and embracing the new adventure of finding our forever home. For us, it was always going to be Edinburgh. We've been low-key planning to move to Edinburgh for pretty much the past decade… Continue reading 2019: My Year In Review

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Beltane Fire Festival: A Unique Experience In Edinburgh

The first time I heard of Beltane Fire Festival, whenever that was, I knew I needed to go. It sounded crazy, fun, and most of all, unique. So when we moved to Edinburgh, Beltane went straight onto my list of things I needed to do this year. The thing is, I had no idea what… Continue reading Beltane Fire Festival: A Unique Experience In Edinburgh

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My Top 10 Favourite Cities

As an island girl who was raised on a farm and rarely visited anywhere larger than Aberdeen as a child, I'm not much of a city person. Things have clearly changed, given that I've lived in two cities in the past year, but still - give me a mountain or island any day, or even… Continue reading My Top 10 Favourite Cities

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My Plans For 2019: Home, Abroad & Turning 30

2019 is going to be full of big plans. We'll be moving to a new city, hopefully permanently, and getting new jobs, hopefully permanent, and settling into an actual routine that resembles something of a normality for the first time ever - hopefully permanently! While I think I lived my 20's right, it was far… Continue reading My Plans For 2019: Home, Abroad & Turning 30