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

The 10 best castles in the world (IMHO)

The 10 best castles in the world (IMHO)

My inner princess never thought this was possible. My own country has a history of around 150 settled human years, so the magic of walking through thousands of years of history never quite loses the unique frisson of delight. Suits of armour that tell tales of bravery and hardship, kitchen hearths that fed hundreds of (in)famous dignatories and hard working servants, windows that saw enemy arches living up their longbows and sighing maidens dreaming of… View Post

Five Scottish gems everyone should visit (Guest post: …

Five Scottish gems everyone should visit (Guest post: Claire)

Not only do I love Scotland, but I also adore Claire’s (of the blog Country Mouse Claire) enormous smile and when she kindly said yes to a guest post on her home country of Scotland, I couldn’t wait to explore a little more of the glorious lands that include the beauty of Skye. ————————————————————- Five Scottish gems everyone should visit While London is my home, Scotland is my homeland, so when Emma asked me to… View Post

8 inspirational UNESCO sites around the world

8 inspirational UNESCO sites around the world

UNESCO is a club that all of the famous world heritages sites want to get into. Think of the listing as the glittery lip gloss worn by the popular schoolyard kids, only it applies to gloriously dusty buildings instead. I came to England intent on exploring the architecture of Europe, and haven’t done too badly over the years with my collection of UNESCO favourites. It’s one of my 101 in 1001 days goals to visit… View Post

Where to go in Scotland – the best road …

Where to go in Scotland – the best road trip ever

If you are undecided about road tripping through the Scottish Highlands, just go. Simply get in a car, add a bottle or two of wine for an evening, a couple of snacks, good company and a GPS.  That’s all you need for an amazing journey of awe-inspiring landscapes, curious beauty and quirky discoveries.