Camping in Scotland, Part 2: My top 10 tips for fellow sceptics

Camping in Scotland, Part 2: My top 10 tips for fellow sceptics
A few weeks ago I had my first experience of camping in Scotland. Contrary to my fears, it was actually fun. And as promised, I’m going to share my most helpful hints and tips, for anyone else considering it: (Please note these are for camping in the summer months, when it’s not freezing.) 1. Weather ...

Camping in Scotland part 1: a different kind of lovely

Camping in Scotland part 1: a different kind of lovely
This is the first summer in all my life that I won’t be going to the Mediteranean. If you know me, you’ll know that’s a pretty big deal. Sun and sea are things I don’t do without.  HOWEVER, I also remembered the stark realisation I made when going to (scorching) Greece in the summer, with ...

Two hundred and four: Learning from Mistakes

Two hundred and four: Learning from Mistakes
For the last few days, my daughter has been proudly telling me that she knows how to write the number two hundred and four. Considering she’s not even five years old yet, I thought that was quite impressive, and congratulated her aptly every time she mentioned it. And she mentioned it a lot. I didn’t ...

Modern Family

Modern Family
Have you ever seen that program on SKY, ‘Modern Family’? It’s a comedy series about a family, their hilarious relationships, and the crazy stuff they do and say to each other. I love it! It makes me laugh so much. It makes me think of my own extended family, the crazy things we say and ...

Cairo to Constantinople

Cairo to Constantinople
I’ve had a fascination with the Middle East since I was a young teenager. So, when I spotted a poster for ‘Cairo to Constantinople, early photographs of the middle East’, I was keen to have a look. This exhibition is basically a photo diary of a journey around the Middle East made by prince Albert ...