How to Stay Cool During a British Heatwave

How to Stay Cool During a British Heatwave

Let’s get two things straight: a British heatwave is horrible. the buildings here are built to keep people warm rather than breathing, and yes, yes, you are always very cool. But. Knowing how to stay cool during a British heatwave is an expat survival level that you hit once you’ve been here for a few years.    It’s a secret expat level masked by all those jokes about incessant rain.

UK Road Trip | The Best of the Best

UK Road Trip | The Best of the Best

I really love a UK Road trip. All you need is a car, snacks, a map/GPS, great tunes and a vague idea of where you want to end up when it gets dark.  There is so much history, so very many beautiful landscapes, seemingly endless quirky stops, lovely beaches and village pubs that are just crying out for wandering into – read on for road trip ideas over summer.

Favourite Travel Memories: Silver Screen Edit

Favourite Travel Memories: Silver Screen Edit

When we picked this month’s travel linkup topic, about movies, books & TV series that have inspired travel or visiting set locations in a certain destination, I knew exactly where I wanted to write about.  Over the years we’ve been inspired and surprised by so many places – Downton Abbey (Highclere Castle), The Big Bang Theory set at Warner Brothers studios in Los Angeles, we found an unlikely Batman location near Heathrow Airport, obviously everything Harry Potter in London,… View Post

Glenskirlie House and Castle Hotel – Snoozing in a …

Glenskirlie House and Castle Hotel – Snoozing in a Scottish Castle

Weddings are magical – and even more so when they are held in a castle that’s nestled in the peaceful Scottish countryside. Glenskirlie House and Castle was the venue for a good friend’s wedding recently – and we celebrated the joining of their two families in an age-old handfasting that went on into the wee hours. (In total honesty I didn’t last all the way into the wee hours when the shots were broken out,… View Post

Glasgow, the Art Nouveau Movement and Cake

Glasgow, the Art Nouveau Movement and Cake

Over the years that we’ve travelled up to Scotland, every time we’d planned to pop over to Glasgow, something got in the way. Christmas snowstorms, temptation by way of Peebles Fish and chips, lazy weekend afternoons, a rampant fire through Glasgow School of Arts and sheer unbridled disorganization. But, we finally made it to Glasgow. We intentionally planned a couple of days there to relax after an intensive road trip into the breathtaking landscapes of… View Post