Events, Lifestyle, Out & About


August means only one thing here in Scotland…. insane traffic, fancy dress and overweight Americans in plastic ponchos. The Edinburgh Festival is here! Keen beans that we are, we descended on Edinburgh from various corners of the country on Friday, just in time for the first night of the festival and this year’s Late’n’Live. Despite… Read More Fiesta


Royal and, indeed, Ancient.

Today marks the birthday of Emmeline Pankhurst, the radical activist for women’s rights, whose involvement in the suffragette movement played an invaluable part in the securing of the female vote, and she will live on forever as a feminist heroine the world over. Indeed, today’s world is unrecognisable in comparison to Pankhurst’s. Not only do… Read More Royal and, indeed, Ancient.

Lifestyle, Musings, Out & About

Hazy Lazy Crazy

Despite the past few days for once actually resembling summer, last night the weather’s winning streak faltered, and the heavens opened just in time for the first barbecue of the season. This is not the first time such a thing has happened and I remain fairly positive that it won’t be the last either. When… Read More Hazy Lazy Crazy


Modern Day Crisis

Ah, another day, another influx of flying mortarboards appearing on my newsfeed. As the Mexican wave of graduation ceremonies laps at our shores, it takes me back to 2012 when I found my 21 year old self accepting my scroll on the steps of Glasgow University’s Bute Hall. And it all reminds me how odd… Read More Modern Day Crisis