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How To Spend 24 Hours In Edinburgh

How To Spend 24 Hours In Edinburgh

With it’s charming old buildings and quaint cobblestone streets, Edinburgh is the perfect place for a short city break. It has everything you could possibly want in a city; an historic old town, a new town full of high street stores for some retail therapy, […]

A Travelling Fairground and Nostalgic Thoughts

A Travelling Fairground and Nostalgic Thoughts

I’m sitting here listening to the faint din of the travelling fairground that’s recently arrived in my town. It comes every year, in mid-September, and takes over the same park.   I grew up in the house exactly opposite the park so the sound of music banging, […]

Snapshots of Scotland: Edinburgh in August

Snapshots of Scotland: Edinburgh in August

With its tall, imposing historical buildings and beauty on every corner, Edinburgh is the perfect place for a city break, especially during August when the Edinburgh Fringe – the world’s largest arts and culture festival – is in full swing. There’s no doubt that the […]

August Round-Up: Working The Edinburgh Festival Fringe

August Round-Up: Working The Edinburgh Festival Fringe

For the whole month of August I was working in one of the venues at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe. I won’t tell you which one as I work for them full time – we are one of the unusual venues if that helps you narrow […]

A Weekend In Brighton- What To See And Do

A Weekend In Brighton- What To See And Do

Everyone should experience Brighton once in their lives. It’s an old school seaside town with pebbles instead of sand, colourful beach huts, and a rickety old pier which holds some terrifyingly heavy fairground rides. It’s also picturesque and quirky, with historical lanes full of street […]

Photo Diary: Liverpool, England

Photo Diary: Liverpool, England

Just like with Zadar, it wasn’t love at first sight for Liverpool and me. When we arrived it was cold, it was raining, and we had just spent far too long in the car. The first night there we wandered around Albert Dock looking for […]

Liverpool City Guide: How To Be A Proper Tourist In The City

Liverpool City Guide: How To Be A Proper Tourist In The City

‘Tourists’ often get a bad rap, don’t they? They dawdle everywhere annoying locals. They’re always gazing up at the nearest tall building or stopping to take a photo of every pigeon or blade of grass they see. They’re always in the way and so inconsiderate. […]