Life is a jigsaw puzzle

Letter 152 The analogy that everyone's life is a unique jigsaw puzzle that we are blindly building, is the perfect way to explain so many fundamental things. That we're all fiddling around with different pieces trying to figure out how to create a perfect picture that we can't yet imagine. That sometimes pieces don't fit … Continue reading Life is a jigsaw puzzle

Barbequing on the beach in balmy Edinburgh

Letter 149 What a wonderfully glorious week we’ve had in Edinburgh. Perfect sunny days and evenings spent sunbathing in the meadows and a city of happy people enjoying the summer we didn’t expect. For me last week was also my first week of work and I’ve come away from it having had a good week … Continue reading Barbequing on the beach in balmy Edinburgh

A Happy Week; The First of Many

Letter 148 I recently read a book that had me thinking about the little things each day that make you happy. Whether it's waking up to a sunny day, spending an hour reading in your favourite spot, going for a walk for the hell of it, putting on clean bedding, or talking to a friendly … Continue reading A Happy Week; The First of Many

Creating a Capsule Travel Wardrobe

Letter 141 Who says travelling has to involve wearing nothing but dark colours 'because it doesn't show dirt' and changing your entire wardrobe to a selection of uninspiring clothes? Many, many backpackers say that. I disagree. I am a big advocate for being a light-packing traveller, but that doesn't mean a load of boring dark … Continue reading Creating a Capsule Travel Wardrobe

Completing My Architecture Degree

Letter 140 After 3 years of extremely hard work, late nights, frustrated days, difficult critiques and countless models, drawings and essays, I am finished. 3 years went in a flash and I cannot believe I am now graduating from the University of Edinburgh with an Undergraduate Degree in Architecture. As I left the studio with … Continue reading Completing My Architecture Degree

This year will be the best yet!

Letter 137 This is not only the 137th letter on my site, it also marks 2 years of blogging! These past years have flown by incredibly quickly and this time next year I will be in a very different place (in life and geographically). So in this letter I wanted to celebrate 3 things; firstly, … Continue reading This year will be the best yet!

Collecting experiences, not countries

Letter 135 Something that both impresses and baffles me is when people set out to visit every country in the world. There are 195 of them, so it's not a small feat. On one hand, I think it's admirable that people are aiming to have stepped foot on every country in the world, on the … Continue reading Collecting experiences, not countries