The Isle of Harris

The Isle of Harris

Since I last wrote a blog on New York City (seven months ago), there has been a new addition to our household in the form of our blonde thunder Cavapoo, Oscar. Now that he is trained up and accepted in to cafe culture (despite currently going through a mild bout of puppy adolescence at home [...]

The City that Never Sleeps

The City that Never Sleeps

In January this year, I turned 30 and celebrated by hitting the streets of New York City with Ross for four days and packed in as much as was physically possible in the space of time we had. Over the course of our stay I made a few observations and have a number of highlights I would like to share.

The Path of the Gods

The Path of the Gods

After a couple of months hiatus from the blog, I've taken things international. For a milestone birthday (not mine), we headed off to the gorgeous Sorrento for some much needed R&R. And what better way to relax than to head up to what is claimed to be one of the best hiking trails in the world - yes, the irony is not lost on me either but 'when in Rome' and all that.

Culloden Battlefield: History on my Doorstep

Culloden Battlefield: History on my Doorstep

I’m sure there are plenty of New Yorkers who have never been up the Empire State Building and many Parisians who scoff at the idea of climbing the Eiffel Tower. My version of this is Culloden Battlefield. I grew up approximately 2 miles from this famous landmark and while I had (probably reluctantly) walked around it once or twice as a child, I am slightly ashamed to admit I knew very little about the events that took place there until last week. My lesson? Don’t look past your own doorstep - you never you know what you might learn.

Craigellachie Nature Reserve and the Mountain Cafe, Aviemore

Craigellachie Nature Reserve and the Mountain Cafe, Aviemore

There is so much to do in Aviemore it's hard to know where to start, so I decided to break myself in gently by starting small and working my way up to the more adventurous sights.

Nestled in the Cairngorm National Park, Aviemore is a busy town all year round with tourists and locals doing various activities by land, mountain, water, snow and tree (yes, they have zip wires - I cannot wait for that one to happen!).