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 Euopean history never quite loses the unique frisson of delight. This selection is my top 10 of the best castles in the world (well, in my honest opinion anyway!) Suits of armour that tell tales of bravery and hardship, kitchen hearths that fed hundreds 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

Roadtripping through the Scottish Highlands

Roadtripping through the Scottish Highlands

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.

Sipping our way through the Scottish Isles

Sipping our way through the Scottish Isles

A realm of faerie-stories, kilted clansmen and bagpipes, we knew that visiting the Scottish highlands we were going to see beautiful scenery, but we weren’t quite prepared for the variety of stunning vistas that seemed to appear ever time we turned a corner. From the civilised streets of Edinburgh we wended our way into the Northern Highlands, stopping overnight to visit Nessie in Loch Ness, snuck as many castles stops as I could into the… View Post