Updated June 2020: I initially wrote this list about 5 years ago but as time changes, so have my goals - hence the update. A bucket list is basically a list of things you want to do before you kick the bucket. Everyone's is different, and it can include literally anything; whatever is important to … Continue reading MY BUCKET LIST


Scottish Road Trip on a Budget| Part 3 | John O’Groats

The final part of our road trip landed us literally, at the end of the road. John O'Groats is the most Northernly inhabited place in the UK/Scotland and we stayed there for our two last nights before returning to London. LAIRG We drove up to John O'Groats from our little cottage just outside Inverness, stopping … Continue reading Scottish Road Trip on a Budget| Part 3 | John O’Groats

Scottish Road Trip on a Budget | Part 2 | Glencoe and Glenfinnan Viaduct

Following on from the last post, in which we travelled from London to Edinburgh, then up to Inverness - at this point in the journey we were staying just outside Inverness at Balnagown Estates.  We stayed there for two nights, using it as a base to explore Scotland and honestly, it was the best decision … Continue reading Scottish Road Trip on a Budget | Part 2 | Glencoe and Glenfinnan Viaduct


Updated May 2020 It took me a long time to compile this list simply because I kept disagreeing with myself. I planned a top ten then contemplated making it longer, to fit in the other places that definitely do warrant a mention but sadly don’t quite make it (in my eyes). Of course, there’s plenty … Continue reading MY TOP 10 EUROPEAN CITIES


Usually I love the train journey up to Edinburgh - its about 5.5 hours long but it gives me time to write, read and watch tv in comfortable, warm seats. Usually moments when I get to do these things are slotted in in between stressful ones and are therefore very rarely dedicated just to this; … Continue reading CHIHUAHUA CAFE | EDINBURGH | WEEKEND WANDERING


HAPPY 2018 Y'ALL Congratulations to you all for making it through a terrible, terrible year. I won't bother to try to sum up world events as the news was absolutely inescapable and equally unforgivable last year. Waking up and looking at my phone still panics me slightly. On a similarly sad note, this blog is … Continue reading 2018 IS FINALLY HERE


Happy New Year ('s Eve)! We've already talked about the highs and the lows in the last couple of days, so I thought today might be a good day to show you via our brand new YouTube channel. It truly has been an amazing year in travel for me - road tripping Croatia and Scotland, city … Continue reading CHEERS 2015


After yesterday's post you might be wondering if pessimism has got the better of us. Thankfully, it's quite the opposite; 2015 has been pretty damn good to our little circle. To prove it we got together to discuss the BEST moments in our 2015 travels: Hamilton When I was in a small village in the Austrian alps, … Continue reading BEST TRAVEL MOMENTS 2015


Our two final nights were spent in the unique and charming city of Edinburgh.    I'd always wanted to go and in all honesty had no idea how to go about planning our time there. The rest of our road trip in Scotland was mostly spent in rural areas, so I knew a city would … Continue reading END OF THE ROAD | EDINBURGH | SCOTTISH ROAD TRIP


In an earlier blog post, I mentioned my bucket list... Our time at John O'Groats managed to tick off two wishes. Not bad going for a town with a population of only about 300. The drive from Skye was a looonggg one. I think it took about 7/8 hours? There is a slightly shorter route, … Continue reading NORTHERN LIGHTS | JOHN O’GROATS | SCOTTISH ROAD TRIP