On our second day of our Scotland Staycation we headed to the nearby town of Fort William. In stark contrast to the sunshine on our first day when we headed up the Pap of Glencoe (take a little read here), it absolutely poured with rain for our second day. In true British spirit, this did not put us off and we headed through a very rainy Kinlochleven to Fort William.
The Highlands of Scotland is such a vast area that it can be a little overwhelming trying to decide exactly where to visit. As we were staying in Kinlochleven and hadn’t visited the Highlands before, we made the decision to visit areas that were local to us.
Whilst travelling to New Zealand, South Africa and Asia are high on my travel wish list, there is something lovely about taking a short trip somewhere nearer to home. This week, we went on a mini road trip up to Glencoe in Fliss, the sturdy but not hugely reliable Ford. Miraculously, she survived the trip on some fairly bumpy and uneven roads and really was essential to our road-trip.
Since moving to Edinburgh, I have tried to make a conscious effort to buy from independent shops wherever I can. I think there is something lovely about supporting a family-run or indie company, who possibly need your custom the most. You don’t have to look far in Edinburgh to find independent shops, markets, boutiques and cafes- and often you can feel real gems that you simple can’t get in huge corporate companies. Here are a few of my top recommendations to suit the coffee drinker, interior home shopper and art fanatic.
With international women’s day taking place earlier this week, I wanted to highlight some female figures and organisations who are particularly inspirational to me. We have come so far in the last couple of years in getting equal rights to men but we still have such a long way to go. As mentioned in a previous post, I think women supporting other women is so important- we should celebrate each others achievements and lift each other up.
One of the biggest attractions of working in a summer camp is the opportunity to travel afterwards. On the J-1 visa, you have up to one month to travel around America after your work placement ends and you have to return home (or continue your travels in another country). This is an incredible chance to see America with new found friends and tick a number of things off the ol’ bucket list.
A slightly different format to my usual posts but have been playing with the idea of using photos as the center of a blog piece for a while. I turned the grand old age of twenty-four this week and was spoilt with so many lovely cards, messages and gifts. Here’s a snippet of the mantelpiece, hosting some new prints for the gorgeous Red Door Gallery and a collection of books that are all on my current to-read wish list.