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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 […]

Book Review: Paris For One by JoJo Moyes

Book Review: Paris For One by JoJo Moyes

Paris for one by JoJo Moyes is a short, romantic novella about a weekend trip to Paris. The story follows Nell, an English girl who is about as unadventurous as you can get. She has booked a weekend away to Paris with her boyfriend but, when she’s waiting […]

July Round-up: Books, Booking Trips & Game of Thrones

July Round-up: Books, Booking Trips & Game of Thrones

I know, I know, we’re almost a week into August and I’m only just publishing my July round-up. I’m just not organised enough to publish on the last Friday of the month so this will have to do! When this goes live I’ll be in […]

Using Sick Days To Look After Your Mental Health

Using Sick Days To Look After Your Mental Health

I’ve just seen a conversation on Twitter-one of many I’ve been seeing just lately- about how it’s still not acceptable to use sick days at work when you need to take some time off to look after your mental health. It’s inspired me to write […]

What If I Never Want To Settle?

What If I Never Want To Settle?

I’m restless. I feel trapped when I stay in a place for too long, or when I get stuck in a routine. I have an overwhelming need to flee and explore. I never used to be like this. School-aged me always had a plan- degree, […]

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 […]