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Exploring Coco Chanel’s Abandoned Mansion In Scotland

If there's one thing I LOVE doing, it's finding abandoned buildings you can explore - and even better if they still have things inside to showcase the history. And even better again if they HAVE a lot of history. Scotland, luckily, has loads to choose from. Between some 3,000 castles and numerous abandoned stately homes,… Continue reading Exploring Coco Chanel’s Abandoned Mansion In Scotland

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Getting Loch-y: A Sunny Day Out In The Trossachs

Exciting news, everyone - our lockdown is ending TOMORROW! It's been a rough, rough, rough winter, having not been allowed to even leave Edinburgh since the beginning of November, almost a full six months ago. Full lockdown hit straight after Christmas, where we have been twiddling our thumbs and going increasingly insane ever since. And… Continue reading Getting Loch-y: A Sunny Day Out In The Trossachs

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Edinburgh’s 10 Best Walks & Where To Find Them

We might still be stuck in our local areas for the next few weeks, but the one thing I am thankful for is that Edinburgh is full to the brim with great walks commanding beautiful views. Lockdown has meant getting out and exploring a bit closer to home, which isn't always a bad thing -… Continue reading Edinburgh’s 10 Best Walks & Where To Find Them

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Photo Friday: 20 Photos Of Glorious Glencoe

Whenever someone asks where they should go in Scotland, my immediate answer is GLENCOE! (Complete with capitals and exclamation mark.) It's a typical choice, and it's one of the most popular places in Scotland. But as with many popular places, there is a damn good reason for it. I feel a little guilty as I've… Continue reading Photo Friday: 20 Photos Of Glorious Glencoe

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Exploring Scotland & The World Virtually With Google Street View

I don't know about you, but I am addicted to maps. Whenever Ash finds me perusing Google Maps, he basically sighs and leaves me to it, knowing that he's lost me for another evening. And lately, it hasn't just been maps - it's been Google Street View as well. I never used to like the… Continue reading Exploring Scotland & The World Virtually With Google Street View

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2020: An Insane Year In Review

Wow, 2020. What a shit storm, eh? I haven't been on a single plane, I haven't been home to Orkney since April 2019, we haven't seen Ash's parents in over a year. Who saw any of this coming? A year ago, we were celebrating what was undoubtedly going to be the best year of our… Continue reading 2020: An Insane Year In Review

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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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Photo Friday: Autumn Is So Beauti-fall In Perthshire

As the world continues to crumble around us, I can't help but notice the beauty that emerges. The people standing up and trying to make the world a better place. Those who stand up for those who are not being heard. Amongst the chaos, there are still trickles of good in the world that, no… Continue reading Photo Friday: Autumn Is So Beauti-fall In Perthshire