There Will be no Miracles Here

“There will be no miracles here.” This is a great kind of quote for me. It’s not particularly thought-provoking or inspiring but it does match up with the realistic way I want to think about life. I don’t believe in miracles, fate or destiny but in the fact that things happen as a result of…

My Favourite Places to Plant Shop in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is such a wonderful place to shop for plants. There are so many independent shops across the city that sell hundreds of plants, pots and accessories. As a self-declared plant mama whose bedroom is turning into a jungle, my spending habits are somewhat encouraged by the abundance of leaves and flowers just waiting to…

Oor Wullie’s Big Bucket Trail: A Nationwide Hunt Across Scotland

Scotland recently had its first nationwide art trail going by the name, ‘Oor Wullie’s Big Bucket Trail,’ counting decorated statues that are based off the classic cartoon character. They say to write about your passions in life and over the past couple of months, I have become very passionate about Oor Wullie’s Big Bucket Trail….

Coffee in Edinburgh: Strumpets

I believe that Strumpets is a true hidden gem in Edinburgh serving delicious coffee. Tucked away on William Street in the West End, the light blue facade brings a pop of colour to the Georgian New Town. With a large range of teas, coffees and hot chocolates as well as plenty of food options, it’s…

A Whistle-Stop Tour of Prague

Prague is a city that oozes charm and history, meaning it’s incredibly pretty to look at. Walking along the streets, it reminded me of Edinburgh as it feels more like a town rather than a capital city. So many of the major sights are within walking distance of each other making the city pretty easy…

A Somewhat Independent Woman

It’s been too long since I actually published any sort of life update blog post. That’s not to say that I haven’t started writing many at 3am when I haven’t been able to sleep but none of them have made it past the ramble stage and onto publishing. I still can’t believe that it’s been…

Coffee in Edinburgh: Burr & Co

Burr and Co has established itself in my heart and has earned a place in my, “Top Five Places for Coffee in Edinburgh,” obviously a very coveted place to be. Located on George Street in central Edinburgh it’s a great place to stop for lunch or coffee when having a peruse of the shops or…

Three Days in Amsterdam: A Guide

Amsterdam is such a beautiful city and I fell in love with its uniqueness. It was the last stop on our interrail trip so by the time we arrived, I was exhausted from travelling. Due to this and a number of other factors, I was stressed the majority of the time and that perhaps prevented…

The True Cost of Interrailing

Let’s be real, going away on holiday for weeks on end is never going to be overly cheap but how much does it actually cost to go interrailing? It’s something that I had wanted to do for years so last Summer I decided to properly save for it by setting aside my wages from work…

My Bijou Brigitte Haul

Bijou Brigitte is the perfect shop that I discovered whilst interrailing. It’s all about accessories from bags and bracelets to sunglasses and ear studs. I was in Budapest when I first found a store and made some purchases but I bought from them in Vienna and Berlin too. As it’s a shop that’s not readily…