What happened to 2020? It was the strangest, craziest, busiest year of my life - and I spent most of it in lockdown. After nearly a year absent from this website, I'm trying to get back to it!
Letter 172 At this precise moment, I feel so many things, I don't exactly know how to explain it. Friday was my last day at my first proper job and I honestly can't believe it's started and ended so quickly. The job... 18 months has flown by in a flash and yet it also feels … Continue reading The end of a marvellous chapter
"What's your favourite country?" "...favourite city?" "...favourite place in the world?" I don't have the answers to these questions, but this post comes pretty close. Here I have listed all of my *current* travel top threes. Ie. my very favourite places on the planet, and why.
Letter 157 In the space of a year, or 40 letters, my plans have completely changed. Plans for work, for living and, most importantly, for travel. It's strangely apt that I wrote letter 117 about my travel plans after university, and letter 137 about how they've changed and how much travel I would be doing … Continue reading My travel plans have COMPLETELY changed.
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
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
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
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
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
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!