Edinburgh’s transition to Spring

Letter 132 The sun in shining, the sky is bright blue, the grass is greener and the flowers are blossoming. This is spring in Edinburgh; when the meadows becomes a haven for walking, sports and barbeques, the stony buildings look a little bit grander and everyone has a distinct smile on their face. Spring is … Continue reading Edinburgh’s transition to Spring

A question of belonging

Letter 120 As a traveller I have questioned what it means to belong somewhere and whether travelling inhibits our ability to belong. Psychotraveller recently made a video (here) on the subject and was very negative about it, so I wanted to share my take on it. She titled it "I don't feel like I belong … Continue reading A question of belonging

Return to the great city

Letter 92 London has a strange pull on me. Though I've never had the pleasure to live here, it's where both of my parents grew up and is still home to the majority of my large family. Coming here is coming home. It contrasts my beautiful Edinburgh spectacularly and the sudden buzz and masses of … Continue reading Return to the great city

Exploring Edinburgh: botanics, views and sunsets

Letter 85 On a sunny day, Edinburgh is the place to be. It completely comes alive and everyone comes out in force to soak up the rare vitamin D. I took a well deserved day off on Saturday to enjoy the sunshine and take a walk around some of my favourite areas of Edinburgh. Allow … Continue reading Exploring Edinburgh: botanics, views and sunsets

Edinburgh’s resident volcano

Letter 84 One of the best and most popular things to do in Edinburgh is to take a walk up Arthur's Seat. Arthur sits within Holyrood Park and watches over the medieval city. The views are breathtaking and stretch out towards the city, the hills and the coast. I feel pretty lucky to live a … Continue reading Edinburgh’s resident volcano

Yellow Hills and Purple Flowers

Letter 82 Springtime in Edinburgh is beautiful. There are so many parks and hills to explore and today I enjoyed venturing to an area I had never been to before. After an incredibly hectic couple of weeks with numerous deadlines and my stress levels going through the roof and into outer space, I took a … Continue reading Yellow Hills and Purple Flowers

I spent the day on the beach… in Edinburgh

Letter 7 Shocking! We actually sometimes get sun in Scotland... and when you do, you have to make the most of it! For me that means taking a long walk around Arthurs Seat and then to the beach. If you've never visited Edinburgh (you should) Arthurs seat is an ancient volcano that sits south of … Continue reading I spent the day on the beach… in Edinburgh