The Best and Worst Year of my Life

Until recently, when I was reflecting back on 2018, I never understood people who said they had had the ‘best and worst year.’ As I get older I feel that time passes more quickly and that I can’t do everything I want to because being an adult has to come first. My 18th birthday was…

The Victoria and Albert Museum: Dundee

The Victoria and Albert Museum has been open in London since 1852 and now over 150 years later, the V&A has come to Scotland with the opening of a new building in Dundee. The modern architecture is a stark contrast to the traditional building in Kensington but is just another showcase of design, reflecting the…

Chocolate Tasting at York Cocoa Works

It started in 2011 with a chocolate emporium that would “create a home for true chocolate lovers” when York Cocoa House opened their doors for the first time. This year, they took it further and opened their own chocolate manufactory, in the heart of the Viking city where they produce chocolate from scratch. Located on…

My Birthday Milkshake Crawl

Milkshakes are fabulous, aren’t they? I loved them when I was little but as I got older and moved to Edinburgh, my love for them has grown into an unhealthy obsession. My friends seem somewhat amused by my fascination, as it seems to be recognised as a big part of my personality to them. So…

Bastille: Reorchestrated

The last time I went to a concert was in February to see Imagine Dragons and it took me nearly two weeks to write about it on my blog. I didn’t want to have that kind of delay for this gig so as I am home in Aberdeen for a week, relaxing, I can take…

Imagine Dragons

My goodness, they know how to put on a show. On Sunday the 4th of March myself, Dan, his friend Nick and Nick’s girlfriend Alex went to see Imagine Dragons play the SSE Hydro in Glasgow. It was Dan and Nick’s second time seeing them in concert whilst it was Alex and I’s first. For…

Taste of Italy

This is just a little blog post about the restaurant that Dan and I went to on Saturday. I would have written it entirely about the chips that we ate but a fuller review of ‘Taste of Italy’ is more interesting. For those of you who don’t know, the majority of the UK has been…

Marmozets

I think it was four or five years ago when I first heard a song by Marmozets on Kerrang! TV.  I wasn’t a huge fan of ‘Move, Shake, Hide’ at the start but I’ve grown to love the energy of the song and the others that they have released. Marmozets are a rock band from…