Daffodils in the snow: Spring in Edinburgh

Letter 136 I like to wake up to birds singing, I like to go running around parks and hills in the sun and I like to walk amongst daffodils and purple flowers. These are all things I associate with spring. What I don't associate with spring is walking to uni through the meadows with snow … Continue reading Daffodils in the snow: Spring in Edinburgh

A trip to Fife: flowers, beaches and castles

Letter 87 I turned 20 this week. I hit the next decade of my life, and to celebrate, I spent the weekend exploring a new part of Scotland. Every time I visit a different part of Scotland I realise how wonderful and diverse the country really is. So today, in letter 87, I would like … Continue reading A trip to Fife: flowers, beaches and castles

The best places have no wifi

Letter 20 As we walked up to the wooden door of the tiny Highland bothy I remember thinking how wonderful it was that it was completely disconnected. Surrounded by nothing but mountains, water and wildlife. People (including myself) actively look for hostels with free wifi, but how rare is it to find somewhere which is … Continue reading The best places have no wifi

21 things to see and do in EDINBURGH

Letter 18 Edinburgh fast became one of my favourite cities and I'm unsure if I could ever permanently leave it. I'm lucky because not only do I live here, but I have also studied the city at length on my history course - so I have a good grounding to tell you all about it! … Continue reading 21 things to see and do in EDINBURGH

In Glasgow for the afternoon

Letter 15 Glasgow is a stark contrast to the medieval Edinburgh that I'm used to, but a welcome change. My visit to Glasgow on Thursday afternoon offered me sunshine and skyscrapers and I grew quite fond of the Scottish city. From Edinburgh it's so easy and cheap to get to Glasgow and I don't know … Continue reading In Glasgow for the afternoon