Although their eventual collision promises almost certain mayhem, some things just can’t help but spin recklessly towards each other. Hen dos and tequila shots. Driving lessons with your mum. Sid and Nancy. Covid-19 and my upcoming 30th. Ah, let’s say the last part again, for dramatic effect. My. Upcoming…30th. It’s a birthday that, without… Read More Thirty, Flirty and Thriving
Every passing day brings rocketing new cases of COVID-19, with death rates on the rise, and vital public resources working in overdrive in an attempt to stem the tsunami of sickness. Bad news is on the rise, and with it, public anxiety. Also on an upward trajectory is the number of social media posts imploring… Read More Why To Do Lists Could Be The Enemy
As much as I love the long nights, warm air and al fresco dining opportunities that summer offers, I’ve always looked forward to the change its closure brings. The bite of autumn in the air, the brisk, crisp walks, log fires and and steaming mugs of mulled wine all fill my inner child with boundless… Read More Capturing Colsie: 8 steps to winter-ready your home
It’s here. Dawn has broken over the day we’ve all been waiting for: the day when order is once again restored to British society. It’s February 1st and the Dry January veterans can imbibe the demon drink without betraying their solemn promise to jaded post-Christmas souls and New Year broken bodies. Now that I’ve successfully… Read More “Dry January is bad for you” and other stories.
Social media is one the biggest, shiniest and sharpest double-edged swords of our generation. While this is not by any means news to any of us, I’ve recently found myself pondering what happens when one of the positives – giving people a voice – takes a negative turn? Love it as I do, I have… Read More White Noise: When Instagram yells
I’ve lived in this city for four years now, so am officially declaring myself a stalwart of Edinburgh culture – a large chunk of which is defined by the annual frenzy that descends on the capital come August. That’s right readers, Fringe season is almost upon us. I absolutely love the festival. I love the… Read More The Fringe Survival Guide: How locals survive August in Edinburgh
In light of my recent 28th year on this big old planet, here are as many lessons I’ve learned along the way…. … Read More The One with The Birthday: 28 lessons in as many years.