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Photo Friday: Silly Signs Around The World

With very little travel content to write lately, I've been going through my Asia posts, some of the earliest blog posts I wrote on this site, to update them and make them a little more useful, entertaining and just generally upgrading them with more photos (apparently I used to think 10 photos was enough to… Continue reading Photo Friday: Silly Signs Around The World

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2021 Challenges (oh yes, I’m doing it)

I'm sure you'll all agree with me when I say the best word to describe how I feel about 2021 is apprehensive. Normally in my yearly round-up posts, I set out some goals for what I want to achieve in the upcoming year. And while I touched on some goals, they were general goals; not… Continue reading 2021 Challenges (oh yes, I’m doing it)

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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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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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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

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Fall Foliage & Failed Frolics In Picturesque Perthshire

Last month, we had planned a weekend trip to Perthshire - one of the only things we'd actually planned in advance this year, which was a slight risk - and I was excited to explore more of this part of Scotland. I've always enjoyed Perthshire - the shores of Kinloch Rannoch and the charming town… Continue reading Fall Foliage & Failed Frolics In Picturesque Perthshire

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Four Islands, One Epic Weekend On The Isle Of Mull

After a wonderful trip a few weeks ago, I have some important news: the Isle Of Mull might just be my new favourite place in Scotland! As with most trips this summer, our trip to Mull was fairly spontaneous, and although I was looking forward to seeing what Scotland's fourth largest island had to offer,… Continue reading Four Islands, One Epic Weekend On The Isle Of Mull