Coffee in Edinburgh: The Milkman

Even before I started drinking coffee, the Milkman was on my radar as a place to visit. You’ll struggle to find a more picturesque coffee shop in Edinburgh as it sits perfectly on the cobbles of Cockburn (pronounced Coe-burn) Street. With great coffee, friendly staff and the most photogenic window seats in the whole city,…

My Favourite Bookshops in Edinburgh

For book lovers, I can’t imagine better places to be other than Edinburgh. In 2004, Edinburgh became an official UNESCO city of literature, the first of its kind. Home to its own international book festival, various publishing companies and a writers museum, Edinburgh has become widely associated with the written word. There are so many…

Climbing the Seven Hills of Edinburgh

You’ll find when walking around Edinburgh that it’s not a particularly flat city. No matter where you’re going, you’ll find yourself panting from the sloped streets and many, many staircases. Edinburgh is located within seven distinct hills that play into the city’s landscape. It is in homage to Rome which is also built on seven…

My Growing Obsession with Vintage Shirts

Oversized and sometimes slightly ugly vintage shirts are becoming an increasing part of my wardrobe and personality. I’m obsessed with clashing colours and flashy patterns on shirts and then pairing them with some jeans and sparkly Docs. As I fade fast fashion out of my life I’ve been shopping more on Depop and in vintage…

Plant Shopping in Edinburgh: An Extensive Guide

Edinburgh is such a wonderful place to shop for plants as 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…

If I Knew Then What I Know Now

I don’t write nearly as many “progress update” blog posts like I used to so that’s a good sign right? It haven’t stopped trying to ‘better’ myself, it just feels like a significantly leas daunting task now. On occasion if I’m having a hard day, I write out my rambles that are weighing on my…

At Home With Me: My Student Flat in Edinburgh

I know that all of us have been staying inside as much as possible recently. It can sometimes feel particularly lonely at times so I wanted to write a blog post that gets you out of your space and invites you into mine. My bedroom is where I’ve been spending excessive amounts of time and…

My Second Year of Studying Music Technology

When at university, traditional subjects of small talk involve what year you’re in and what you study. As a third year student of Music Technology, these topics usually encourage the question of, “I’ve never heard of that, what does it involve?” To which I then assure the opposite party that it is not as cool…

As Freely as I Love Others

“In 2019, I hope that I treat myself with respect and realise that I am worth more than I make myself out to be. I hope that I become unapologetic for who I am and stop saying sorry so much. But most of all I hope for 2019 to be the year of self-validation where…